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Superblogger Aggregates the Best in Class for Joomla Blogs

Jul 6, 2009

What a relief at last! Someone has finally pulled together all of the necessary tools, resources and widgets that are now standard in most blogs and rolled it into one tight little bundle called Superblogger. Hats off to the team at Joomlaworks who are diligently working on updates to this budding super-extension. Here’s a little […]

The New Yardstick Services Website

Jul 3, 2009

OK, so we got tired with our old template and quite frankly, we needed to do a bit of repositioning work. Our old website’s colour palette was a bit too intense and lacked the imagery and layout that we needed to convey our new positioning as a provider of “small business websites”. So, we dove […]

Rockettheme’s Outstanding Templates for Joomla

Jun 22, 2009

Recently, I have had a few people ask me how to get Joomla templates to match logo/brand colours? And how do I get drop-down menu’s working so quickly? Well the answers is simple, use Rockettheme. In my opinion, they are one of the top template development shops for Joomla. For as little as $50 a […]

Google Webmaster Tools and Joomla

Jun 17, 2009

OK, back to the big “G”. I dove back into Google Webmaster Tools yesterday and was reminded that I need to write a blog post. This is yet another great free application that the brilliant minds at Google have developed to allow web designers and developers to manage their sites relationship with the market leader […]

Two Essential Extensions for Joomla

Jun 10, 2009

I’ve been blogging a lot about various extensions for Joomla and I’m going to take a step-back and mention two extensions that I install on all of my sites at the very start of the development process. I consider them essential for me to be able to quickly develop and maintain websites of all shapes […]

Google Analytics for Joomla Sites

Jun 2, 2009

An associate of mine called me up today asking about Google Analytics in Joomla. Which extension is best? This was one of the easiest answers I have had to provide recently but I am not surprised that the decision was not so obvious. There are several Joomla extensions that allow website owners to install Google […]

Using Joomlapack to Backup a Joomla Site

May 29, 2009

I ventured into the world of backups, dev sites, and migrations this week. To my pleasant surprise, it was one of the easiest Joomla processes I’ve yet to adopt. A few simple steps and I had my site backed up and was sleeping peacefully knowing that I had successfully added one more layer of protection […]

Background Music in Joomla – Not so Simple

May 25, 2009

Some flash sites have background music that plays while you navigate the “pages” with an option to turn the music off. Although I generally steer clear of background music because it causes serious performance issues and, quite frankly, not everyone wants to hear music from your website (especially if they’ve already got the own music […]

Media and the Maze of Joomla Extensions

May 21, 2009

It’s been a few days since my last blog post but it’s because I was hammering away at a new client’s website. il Destino Salon and Spa in Port Moody (the new site will be up shortly) is a fantastic business for you spa aficionados out there. And it was a fun project because it […]

Choosing a Content Management System

May 12, 2009

Choosing a content management system can be a harrowing task and it is tempting to just dump a bunch of capital into a static site and move onto other business. Open source or proprietary? Templates or fully customized? Which features? How do I install it? And the headaches go on. A conversation I recently had […]