Introducing the New Joomla 4 Administrator Template

The State of the Joomla 4 Administrator Template

A few months ago, we wrote about the proposed design for the Joomla 4 administrator template.

The Joomla team is now making progress in turning that design into code. 

In this post, I'll show you the current state of the Joomla 4 admin template, which is called Atum. Keep in mind that the current version is Alpha 4, which means we don't even have a Beta version available yet. A lot will change before the final release.

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CSS Grid #2: How to Use the Firefox Grid Inspector with CSS Grid

How to Use the Firefox Grid Inspector with CSS Grid

We recently wrote that Joomla 4 will adopt CSS Grid. This generated a really positive response from Joomlashack readers, many of whom are excited to use CSS Grid in Joomla.

So we decided to write some tutorials about the CSS Grid, helping everyone get up to speed. If you haven't read our first tutorial yet, head over tolearn the basic of CSS Grid.

This second tutorial expands on that first article. Now that you know the basics, let's show you how to use the Grid Inspector tool in Firefox. We'll also explain the difference between implicit and explicit grid.

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CSS Grid #1. Everything Joomla Users Need to Get Started with CSS Grid

Everything Joomla Users Need to Get Started with CSS Grid

One of the major changes in future Joomla 4 will be the adoption of CSS Grid

CSS Grid is revolutionizing the front end design industry. It is fast becoming an Internet standard.

Joomla most likely will keep Bootstrap 4 for backward compatibility. However, the future is clear.

Long-term, the future of Joomla frontend design is CSS Grid. You already can see CSS Grid in action in Cassiopeia, the default frontend template for Joomla 4.

In this blog post, I'm going to help you master the key ideas behind CSS Grid.

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The Future of Joomla is CSS Grid, Not Bootstrap 4

CSS Grid and Bootstrap 4 in Joomla 4

Joomla 4 is currently in development. It may be many months before Joomla 4 is released, but we're already working on compatability for Joomlashack templates.

One of the most important changes in Joomla 4 is the upgrade from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 4. However, one thing we've discovered is that Joomla 4 will not rely exclusively on Bootstrap.

Joomla 4 will also rely on CSS Grid Layout, a CSS method that is revolutionizing the frontend web design industry.

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50% Discount for Tickets to Joomla Day Texas 2018

50% Discount for Tickets to Joomla Day Texas 2018

We are pleased to offer a whopping 50% discount for tickets to Joomla Day Texas 2018.

The event will take place in Houston this Saturday, April, 28.

Whatever your level of experience with Joomla, you will find a session catered just for you.

They are divided into two pathways: one for beginners, and another for intermediate to advanced users.

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Exciting New Test-Drive System for Joomla Learners

Joomla logo and a vial

The Joomla project and Cloudaccess.net just announced a launch of the new test-drive system for Joomla learners, launch.joomla.org.

Previously, you had two free options to take Joomla for a test-drive. One was at joomla.com and the second one - at demo.joomla.org.

In this blog post, you will take a look at the background of the new testing system. You will also learn what the launch.joomla.org offers Joomla learners. 

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The Updated Version of Joomla 3 Explained

The Updated Version of Joomla 3 Explained Book

The Completely Updated Joomla 3 Explained is Here and it is proudly sponsored by us.

Joomla 3 Explained is the best-selling and best-reviewed guide to Joomla 3. This is a completely new version of the book, updated for 2017.

The book covers all the new features in Joomla 3.7, including custom fields.

Using Joomla 3 Explained, you can master Joomla 3 by using step-by-step examples. 

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Introducing the Joomla! Certification Exams

Introducing the Joomla! Certification Exams

Did you know that the Joomla! project now offers official certification?

People are already becoming Joomla! certified. Exams were recently held at JoomlaDay Italy, JoomlaDay Poland, and the Joomla! World Conference in Vancouver.

We spoke with Luca Marzo from the Joomla! Certification Team and asked him about these questions:

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The Joomla World Conference is in Vancouver in November

The Joomla World Conference is in Vancouver in November

The Joomla! World Conference (JWC) is back for the 5th year!

After two years in the USA, followed by a year in Mexico and then India, the JWC is now headed to Canada.

The 2016 edition of JWC is in Vancouver. If you've never been to Vancouver before, you'll find it's one of the most beautiful cities in North America.

The conference is about six weeks away now, so there's plenty of time to get your tickets.

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Joomla.com Will Be a WordPress.com Service for Joomla

joomla selfhosted serviceThere was big news from the Joomla community today which announced a new WordPress.com-style service for Joomla.

This service will be hosted at Joomla.com and will offer free hosting accounts for life.

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