In April, Guatemala City was very proud to join the Joomlaverse Joomla! party by hosting the second Joomla! Day Guatemala, after the successful first event in 2012.
Being part of both Joomla! Day Guatemala team and the Joomlashack team (proud Gold Sponsor for the second time), I was very excited about this new event. I enjoyed it thoroughly, from the first day we thought of it and started planning it, until the last international speaker left.
I am thankful and fortunate to have been invited by the JUG Algeria to participate as a speaker in this year's Joomla! Day Algeria 2013 held on the 18 and 19th of April. This was the 4th consecutive year to celebrate a Joomla Day Algeria. Once more, I was amazed by the power of our worldwide Joomla! community, and how the thirst for learning about technology and Joomla! can awaken the interests of many students, IT professionals, and business owners. Attend a Joomla Day and you too can create lasting friendships the world over.
· Automatically update all of your Joomla 2.5 and 3 sites every time there is an update.
· Be vigilant as to how different updates might affect your Joomla sites.
· Worry less about keeping your sites safe from hackers who exploit vulnerable web sites.
A Special Invitation to Admincredible
We are happy to report that we are successfully moving along Admincredible’s beta phase. Many important features are still being developed, but the beta is working reliably, and many of our testers' suggestions are finding their way into the final product, which is awesome.
We're now expanding our membership and inviting you to join Admincredible. Today we have a very special invitation to join what we are calling Admincredible’s Hall of Heroes - - our Founder's Club.
We're excited to announce that we've just updated Impacto—one of our most popular templates—to Joomla 1.7!
It takes roughly 100 man-hours to upgrade one of our templates to our versatile and dynamic Wright Framework. It may look the same, but for all intents and purposes, this is a brand new template. Besides being a great all-purpose Joomla template perfect for any site, Impacto is also a powerful Landing Page for your advertising campaigns.
We are well into the month of December and here at the Shack, we are still working hard for you. We will continue working the remainder of the month and hope to release two more templates before the month is over.
In our continuing effort to bring you the very best customer support experience in the Joomlasphere, it is with great pride that I share some recent developments we've made to our support system and briefly explain how these new developments will help us serve you even better...even faster than before.
About six months ago, TJ Baker, our Director of Support, sat me down and explained to me that although customer satisfaction was at an all-time high in the history of Joomlashack, he was not satisfied and felt there was still room for improvement...
Today we've released a brand new Joomla 1.7 template called Jubilee!
Jubilee comes in 3 tasty flavors, Chocolate, Strawberry and Mint and includes 14 Module Positions, CSS3, is960 Grid-powered and has a handy built -in Sliderman Slideshow. But the best part? It's 100% FREE.
Before I joined Joomlashack I had my own web design business like many of you. My clients were a diverse bunch that kept me pretty busy—small businesses, restaurants, Fortune 500 brands, hip hop producers and multi-platinum rock bands. I grew my portfolio from 2 local clients in 1996 to over 50 billable, monthly clients from all over the world just a few years later.
Web designer friends of mine in big cities, like New York and Chicago, struggled mightily to land clients like mine, and whenever we would talk, they'd always ask me, "dude, no offense, but how are YOU getting these clients?"
I wasn't offended. I understood their frustration. After all, these guys were all in big cities where there were supposed be big opportunities for them, and here I was, a 'one-man operation' in small-town Ohio landing the types of big clients they could only dream about.
These guys were über talented (definitely more talented than me), and I assumed they were doing all the things I was doing to get clients. But I was surprised to find out they weren't.
While they stayed in their studios and focused solely on designing, I was out there promoting my business and getting new clients.
Here are 5 things you can do, that my friends didn't do, to get new clients, too: