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As a silver sponsor for the upcoming JoomlaDay Florida 2018 from March 02 to March 04, JoomlaShine is glad to announce the first giveaway campaign of the 2018, which are 6 tickets to this awesome event . In order to choose 6 Joomla! users to send the tickets, we would like to start Joomla! 4 Writing Contest. The contest is conducted to qualify 6 J...
Some day you may want to make a website yourself, and you want it to be powered by Joomla CMS. However, the problem here is that you are newbie; you really don't know anything and don't know where you should start. So I will bring you a little bit of a surprise, a review of "Joomla 1.7 Beginner's Guide". It's a good Joomla book for beginners.
The book's hard cover
Before I read this guideline, I also knew nothing about Joomla or how to use it to create a website. However, I spent my time to explore this guide and I feel that it's really useful. So, now I make a Joomla book review to share it with you based on my own perspective.
Before I show you the main content of this review, I would like to introduce you to the chief author and co-authors who contributed to this guideline.
JoomlaShine has very flexible pricing structure that allows you to upgrade from PRO STANDARD to PRO UNLIMITED edition by paying only the price difference. This article describes easy steps to purchase edition upgrade.
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The first thing is to login to Customer Area from the main menu.
Today, the internet has become an integral part in the lives of modern humans. You can sit for hours on the Internet to chat with friends, update information, and satisfy hobbies like listening to music, watching movies, writing blogs or simply visiting your favorite webpages like fashion, television shows or online shopping...
Have you ever exclaimed "so amazing, very beautiful!" to show appreciation when you see a very impressive site? You give it praise and admiration... Why not make your own site which you can be proud of. With a platform tool Joomla, the desirable website was born. Let's explore these remarkable Joomla powered websites from the Joomla Community Showcase. Who knows, in the future, you may have a beautiful site by yourself? Joomla template customization is not too difficult to do.
We update our templates regularly to bring you more features, and improved stability and performance. So it's strongly recommended for you to keep up ...
An outstanding example, JoomlaShine templates using many familiar Joomla extensions such as: Kunena, JEvents,Community Builder, K2
Building a great website is what everyone hopes for when they start build their own. But it is hard to create a complete and attractive website without the excellent support of Joomla Extensions. We at JoomlaShine know that, and today in my story I will tell you how graceful and elegant JoomlaShine Templates and Joomla extensions can be! You can do the Joomla templates customization by your self.
It would be too much if we listed all templates and extensions so in this article I will only focus on the featured products below:
Have you just landed a developer job and there are many strange, new things for you to learn about templates development? Because IT is such a large world with a huge amount of things for you to discover, that can makes you feel bewildered at the beginning. From their experiences in building Joomla templates, the JoomlaShine Team will introduce to you a collection of useful web development tools that help front-end developers create magnificent websites.
For each phase of templates development, there are 3 kinds of tools as bellow:
Graphic software to edit, slice design file to the individual image layers
Editor software for writing your template code from scratch and customize them
Debug & Test tools to customize, debug and test the websites, and to validate against web standards
When you develop Joomla templates, it does not need a lot of knowledge about web design but some basic skill is necessary for editing and slicing the layer design.
I have used Photoshop for image slicing for a long time, until I felt it was too heavy, slow and expensive for only pixel handling. That is not enough for templates development since the design files can be bitmaps or vector graphics, and often very large. I tried a different approach and realized it is a better choice than ever.
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Joomla Template frameworks for developers
Joomla templates satisfy many Joomla! beginners with designs available to create websites quickly. However, Joomla developers prefer Joomla template frameworks. They love the challenge of customization work, to get worthwhile results – their unique websites.
There are just a few template frameworks in the Joomla market. In this article, I will introduce you to 9 of the most popular Joomla template frameworks with the hope that you will get a general view about them easily.
Let’s start with …
What is a Joomla template framework?
It is a base skeleton template to build Joomla templates with. It means a clean, blank HTML/CSS skeleton with no colors, no gradients, no borders; just dimensions, margins, menu system styling and so on. Yes, all possible elements to express your coding knowledge and design talent.
Now, you can explore available Joomla template frameworks.
Before and after use JSN Template Sample Data
Working in the web development field for a long time, we often hear about how complex it is to configure a Joomla website. It takes a lot of time to achieve a result like the one presented on the demo site. The process becomes easier when you have some experience.
This inspired us to develop a unique JSM Sample Data function, which automates the whole process of making your newly-installed template look exactly like the one on the demo site. You are not required to have any advanced knowledge about Joomla CMS to use this function.
It should be easy to use.
Before starting to work on this feature, we put the users’ priorities first: understanding their needs and behavior. We put the best practices in usability for developing an intuitive user workflow. Thus, even the a Joomla user with basic knowledge about Joomla! is capable of using the function without any manual configuration. In general, files/packages are uploaded using an FTP client - additional, software which requires extra time and money. We simplified this process through a simple upload form built – in templates. The configuration process happens only in Joomla administration control panel.
If you had a look on the first part of the premium stock photo series, Getting high-quality images from top five premium stock photo agencies, you must get an overview of premium stock photos.
Now, in this part two, I will share my experience of buying professional photos with you guys.
Part 2: Personal noted experience on buying stock photos
You might get confused about the process of purchasing photos if you haven’t done it before. No worries, because all frequent questions are answered below:
How to buy images?
Choose photo stock resources: Define your suitable photo license, affordable price range and so on. Then you can find resources to meet your needs.
Register an account on your chosen sites.
Search photos. Popular keywords can bring you good photos in a short time. You should also pay attention to the filter function while searching because it helps you narrow your results in millions of photos. You can filter by license, photo orientations, pricing, etc.
Add images you want to buy to your cart.
Buy suitable credits or subscription plan.
Buy photos and download them.
Presenting professional photos becomes a daily basic need with web designing or blog writing nowadays. Picking up photos from Free stock photos is easy, but normally they come with restrictions of back links or limitations for printing purposes. To get high-quality photos with more privileges and fewer worries, you should choose premium stock photo resoruces.
We create Joomla templates and Joomla extensions. These products need to be present for high-quality images to look more beautiful and lively. Therefore, sometimes I collect popular resources of great images and make comparisons between them to find out the best places to buy photos.
If you want to know what I have done and what flavors you can add to your website, let’s have a look on this article. It includes two parts:
Part 1: Top five royalty-free premium stock photo resources review.
Part 2: Personal noted experience on buying stock photos.