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The Basics of Joomla! Module Creation and Creating a "Send us a question" Module

by Jose Argudo Blanco | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

To date, Joomla! has been well known as a great content management system (CMS). There are many sites using it throughout the world, some of them having great features that impress their visitors. Most of the time, these appealing and powerful features work thanks to JavaScript.

In this article by Jose Argudo Blanco, author of the book Joomla! 1.5 JavaScript jQuery, we will:

  • Learn the basics of Joomla! module creation
  • Create a "Send us a question" module
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Removing Unnecessary jQuery Loads

by Jose Argudo Blanco | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

In this article by Jose Argudo Blanco, author of the book Joomla! 1.5 JavaScript jQuery, we will see how to make fewer jQuery library loads.

In this article, we are going to do lots of modifications to our site, but some things have to be taken into account before making these changes.

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Creating Content in Social Networking using Joomla!

by Beatrice A. Boateng Kwasi Boateng | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

A website (social network) is only as good as its content. You can have the flashiest,most gimmick-filled website, but if it does not have content, is not user friendly, and does not attract users to come back to it, then it will become another nine-day wonder and no one will remember it.

In this article by Beatrice A. Boateng and Kwasi Boateng, Author of Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial we are going to create content for our site in order to attract more appheads (the name for users of our site) by:

  • Extending our social network to include a ratings system by using SOBI, a Joomla! directory extension
  • Listing apps
  • Reviewing apps
  • Displaying listings in profiles
  • Sharing multimedia content such as videos and pictures
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Using Javascript Effects to enhance your Joomla! website for Visitors

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In this article by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook , we will learn :

  • Including a JavaScript file in your Joomla! template
  • Tips and tricks on minimizing page load time when using JavaScript
  • Maximizing backward compatibility with JavaScript
  • Providing Internet Explorer 6 with transparent PNG support in your Joomla! template
  • Installing the jQuery JavaScript library in Joomla!
  • Creating an image slideshow with JavaScript in Joomla!
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Adding a Random Background Image to your Joomla! Template

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In the first article we have learned How to Style the search Module and Search Component

In the Second article we have learned How to Customize your Template

In the third article of the article series by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook we will learn to Add a random background image to your Joomla! template

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Customizing your Template Using Joomla!1.5

by Richard Carter | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In the first article we have learned How to Style the search Module and Search Component

In the Second article of this article series by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook we will learn:

  • Customizing the breadcrumb
  • Styling pagination
  • Linking back to the top of your page
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Customizing Search Module and Search Component using Joomla! 1.5

by Richard Carter | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

With the widespread empowering of website owners being able to manage their own website's content, there are a huge number of content management systems available. Joomla! is one of the most popular of these content management systems with a large user base and active community who are constantly working to improve Joomla! for new and future users.

In the first article of the three part article series by Richard Carter, author of Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook we will learn:

  • Styling the search module
  • Styling the search component
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Customize backend Component in Joomla! 1.5

by Chuck Lanham James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, we will cover:

  • Pagination using JPagination class
  • How to Modify the Submenu
  • The joomla.html library
  • How to Build better layouts and templates
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Improving components with Joomla! 1.5

by James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, we will cover:

  • How to Improve toolbars in the backend
  • How to Modify the Submenu
  • The joomla.html library
  • How to Build better layouts and templates
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Using Javascript effects with Joomla! 1.5

by James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by,Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development,we will cover Adding interactive and user-friendly JavaScript elements to our extensions

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