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02 July 2015

How to make your old site responsive, beginner guide

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

How to make your old site responsive, beginner guide

Responsive design arrived time ago, web designers consider it a basic requirement for any site. However many projects still are made for big screens only.

If you have a website in that last category even if is not Joomla, this tutorial will provide you a general approach about what's needed.

24 June 2015

Why you should build emotional websites

Written by Valentín García, Posted in General

Why you should build emotional websites

If you really like a website, I almost bet you the reason is because you enjoy the experience. Besides if it's useful, much better!

That being said, can you mention your favorite sites and why?

If you are not sure what I’m talking about, I’ll give you a few examples so you can apply a similar pattern in your own projects.

11 June 2015

JED Team Summit

Written by Matthew Baylor, Posted in Announcements

JED Team Summit

The JED Team held a summit over the Joomla and Beyond 2015 conference. Here's a summary of what happened...

05 June 2015

Overrides: the easy way to customize (almost) everything

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Advanced, How-to's

Overrides: the easy way to customize (almost) everything

Do you want to change the print icons for your articles?
Your template doesn’t match your design expectations?
Do you think tags should look like real tags?

If you asked any of those questions, or even better you have similar concerns about the look of your site, this tutorial is for you.

05 June 2015

Unable to Install Extensions

Written by Valentín García

Unable to Install Extensions

There are several different reasons an extension might not be able to be installed. Most of the reasons usually involve the hosting environment that is set up to support your Joomla application.

01 May 2015

You don't know how to start with Joomla?

Written by Valentín García, Posted in General

You don't know how to start with Joomla?

The Joomla core is powerful and flexible. I would also say is easy to use but honestly, I don’t want to hear more complaints coming from other CMS enthusiasts.

Every CMS has its own advantage, this time we are talking about Joomla (again).

So, let’s focus.

24 April 2015

Web design without being a designer

Written by Valentín García

Web design without being a designer

The best web design is able to represent a company with images and colors inside a layout.

For this tutorial we will use Safe Ride, an non-existent company to show you how to create your own design with some basic requirements.

10 April 2015

Joomla tip: extra fields for users

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Joomla tip: extra fields for users

Do you need to save more data from your users such as address, city, phone, short biography, etc.?

Thanks to the User profile plugin, this is possible with a few clicks.

03 April 2015

Why should I care about the menu items?

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Why should I care about the menu items?

Menu items are essential in any Joomla installation. Individually they represent a link to a page such as contact, home, about us, blog, etc.

It is highly recommended to understand more deeper its importance in order to have more control over the modules and the urls mainly, but is not limited to only that.

Continue reading this post to see what it's this about.

27 March 2015

8 Joomla tips to make your life easier

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

8 Joomla tips to make your life easier

Joomla is charged with many options to make your website flexible and powerful. Those features are ready to cover specific needs, integrate new capabilities and make the content much easier to manage.

In this post I will share with you some tips that are worth taking the time to learn.

20 March 2015

Web Design as introduction to UX

Written by Valentín García

Web Design as introduction to UX

There is a big misunderstanding about what really is web design. We may think is how cute or colorful a site can be, how many cool pictures can display, and even worst: how much content can a single page allow. I must confess I used to be one of those people who thought that was the point of design; imagine a lot of media elements and text everywhere. No control, just a site crowded of anything.

13 March 2015

Create a website in 3 steps

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

Create a website in 3 steps

Create a website can be fun and easy when you are using the right tools. If your goal is to build a very basic website and take your first steps into Joomla, this tutorial is for you.

Continue reading to learn how to create a website in 3 steps.

 

06 March 2015

6 reasons why Joomla! is the best CMS

Written by Valentín García, Posted in General

6 reasons why Joomla! is the best CMS

Open source is a development model about sharing and innovation. Joomla is based on that philosophy; that’s one of the reasons of its success.

In this post you will discover 6 reasons that answer why Joomla is the best software to build websites.

 

27 February 2015

Frontend module editing in Joomla 3.4

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

Frontend module editing in Joomla 3.4

Stop complaining with "I want to edit a module but I can’t find it in the backend!"; the new Joomla 3.4 includes better user experience (UX); now is easier edit modules directly in the frontend in the same way you do with articles.

In this post we will show you how to use this new feature.

13 February 2015

The right way to fix your website

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

The right way to fix your website

Once in a while you will face problems with your website such as blank pages, broken forms, PHP errors, etc. Which is a situation that may make you panic at the beginning; in most cases the solution is easier than you think.

In this post you will learn how to troubleshoot some of the common problems.

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