Tag: Joomla

2010.03.29 21:59:10
Susan Jackman

Although the design looks the same my personal portfolio site has gone through a major overhaul. The old site had what was "at the time" a sharp cutting edge CSS gallery, but it did not prove to have good scalability.  As my portfolio grew the process of adding new work to the site became something I dreaded to do.  It took a while to rebuild such a large site, but that is exactly what I did.  Only this time I used a content management system (CMS) called Joomla.  I have used it for many clients to allow them an easy way to take care of their own sites and realized that I could benefit from this with my own site.  The nice thing about rebuilding your portfolio is that it gives you a chance to catch up with all the technology you've learned. The image gallery needed to be more robust and needed to "look" simpler, even though it is actually quite complex.   I structured the galleries a little differently and although it looks clean and simple, in reality I have three times more work displayed then before.


  Joomla | Content Management | Web Development | Planning | Susan Jackman
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2009.03.24 15:27:15
Susan Jackman

Every developer who works with Joomla has their own favorite, must have, extensions.  These are mine.  :)


  Web Development | Tips | Content Management | Joomla | Susan Jackman
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2008.12.22 21:52:54
Susan Jackman

For many important reasons, including SEO and accessibility, it is always best to use W3C valid code and lean code when it comes to creating your menus.  This is something that we designers and developers have been learning to do with CSS and static html for some time now, but applying what you have learned to Joomla's dynamic menu’s can be a little tricky.


  CSS | Tips | Joomla | Web Development | Susan Jackman
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2008.11.30 19:14:28
Susan Jackman

I get a lot of requests from clients for a site that can do everything but is easy for them to manage themselves and this is my advise: Use a robust and flexible open source Content Management System like Joomla.


  Joomla | Content Management | Web Development | E-Commerce | Solutions | Susan Jackman
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