Responsive Design Madness

Have you seen a lot of websites now saying that it will work on mobile phones and tablets as well as on your desktop computer? Well if you haven't you will be surprised that a lot of businesses are going through and getting their website made in a way that it will work on every common platform available.

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Choosing the right component

As a Joomla developer or even as a owner of a Joomla website one thing that you may have come across is the ability to make changes and perform functions which you feel should be fairly straight forward. The unfortunate fact is that if you do not have much knowledge or experience with Joomla you may find yourself in a world of hurt.Do not panic though you are not the only ones that have faced this problem.

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Migration - Joomla 1.5 - 2.5.1

Joomla 1.5.x range is coming to end of life in Joomla's eyes and this is a great milestone in regards to the ongoing development and life of Joomla as a Content Management System. There is alot of people that have used Joomla 1.5.x over the last few years and this means that there are alot of people who are going to be looking for a guide / solution to migrating to Joomla 2.5.1. I have gone through and compiled a general overview which will enable users and site owners of Joomla 1.5.x based websites to take their sites to the latest versions. This document is not going to be the most user friendly but at the end of the day this is designed to be a overview not a step by step instruction manual. The process of completing an upgrade to the latest version should take approximately 8 hours depending on what 3rd party extensions and modifications you have got done to your site.

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Joomla going to 2.5

Joomla in the past 12 months or so has undertaken some massive changes, most of which are for the best. Whether everyone agrees with their ideas or where it is going I am not sure and personally do not care as the product that is produced is what everyone ultimately uses and cares about. This being said I thought I would shed some light on the changes for those of you who are not aware of the changes and what positive effects it can have on you and your Joomla based website (if you have one).

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Limitations with Importing Subscribers CCnewsletter

When migrating to a new newsletter system namely from Letterman (old CCNewsletter) to the new version of CCNewsletter it is pretty straight forward the only problem is that if you have a site that is a couple of years old which has a couple of thousand newsletter subscribers you soon hit a snag with the export and import process.

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Mosets Tree & Legacy Mode

Developing a joomla directory site you generally make a smart move by using a strong and robust system like Mosets Tree. This component is a directory package which is not only very popular but I would go as far to say that it is amongst the best of the joomla components around today. There have been a few sites that I have been involved in that use Mosets Tree. One of late has taken alot of time but also pushed the envelope when it came to performing some basic functions that Joomla has in its article manager.

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Joomla Template – Front Page Component Modification

If you are having troubles like I have had over the last couple of hours finding a coding solution to the front page component with joomla. I have made a great work around which will enable you to fix the tags being randomly inserted and screwing up your columns and footer areas after the content panel.

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Default Joomla Admin User Changer

For those of you who use Joomla regularly to develop your website you may not have realised this but each install you do has one common element with almost every other Joomla installation out there on the internet. Now for some of you reading this you are probably thinking “oh sure… whatever… you are definitly smoking alot of heavy drugs…” or “What are you on about?!?!?”… Sure there are alot of common elements between each joomla install that you make and after building a few Joomla sites you have a series of steps you take each time you install the software on your new site(s). Here is a couple of basic things that you should do to secure your installation of Joomla. This information I have colated after about 4 years of using Joomla right from version 1.0.9.

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Book - Joomla Made Easy

Over the last couple of weeks I have been getting asked for a good Joomla tutorial guide. While I have had to sadly turn people away with no real definitive solution or place to go to I have done some research and found a great product which as the title suggests “Joomla Made Easy” does make Joomla easy. This complete guide comes with not only a great step by step guide on how to install, configure and use Joomla but it also comes with Joomla templates, addon modules and guides on how to create membership sites.

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