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JoomlaShack is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Baskind, Dave Childs and Steve Burge to the forum team.

Both Christopher and Dave have each volunteered many hours helping other community members and Steve is generous to offer his expertise on the SEO forum. Our forum grows stronger because of this type of great user-to-user support.

Thank you gentlemen. Welcome Aboard, we're glad you are here!

Take the Joomlashack Survey!

Got a few minutes? We'd like to ask you for a moment of your time. In return, we'll give you 30% off all of our commercial products and if you're lucky, you could win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com or free Joomlashack templates for life.

It's so easy for you to learn about Joomlashack, and yet we know so little about you, our customers and community. That's why we've created this survey, to help us gain some insight into the skills and needs of our customers and Joomla! users.

Read more or jump straight to the Joomla Survey questions *Survey now closed - thanks to all who took part now. We appreciate your participation.

Written by Paola Gómez

Back in December we asked the Joomlashack community to nominate their favorite charity for our contest. In eight days you sent us over 110 nominations from worthy organizations from around the world. After a fascinating, fun, and difficult evaluation process, Team Joomlashack picked these five charities as our finalists.

And the runaway winner of the contest were the children of Casa do Caminho Orphanage, with almost 50% of the vote.

Written by Paola Gómez

We need your help to give a deserving charity $1000 USD

Ready to vote for one of our five finalists? *Sorry voting is now closed

Back in December we asked you to nominate your favorite charity for our "Charity Starts with a Joomla Home(page)" Contest.

Now it's time for you to vote for the charity you believe is most deserving of a donation of either a free website design or $1000USD. We wish all five could win, but now you, our community, will decide.

 

Written by Paola Gómez

Alleida are doing a series of interviews on various people from the Joomla world. I was flattered that Steve  asked if I would take a shot. I did and discussed some of my thoughts about Joomla template design and Joomla SEO. Here is an excerpt from the interview

Written by Paola Gómez

Last month Joomlashack announced it's first-ever Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage Contest - where our community chooses a deserving charity to win a free Joomlashack Custom Website or a 1,000 USD cash donation.

Written by Paola Gómez

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED. Please check out our five finalists and vote for the most-deserving charity today.


Released December 22, 2006: 

During this season of giving and goodwill toward our neighbors, Joomlashack's team asked ourselves, "what can we do to support important organizations that do good work to make the world a better place?"

Announcing Joomashack's Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage contest - where our community nominates and chooses a deserving charity to win a free Custom Website or a 1,000 USD cash donation.

Written by Paola Gómez

The second Dutch Joomla! Days will be held on December 8th & 9th 2006, in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Day one will focus on Joomla! in business. The second day will be the Joomla! Community day. Several key Joomla! community members will attend the conference - among them six core team members and a surprise guest.

Our own Barrie North will be at the event, presenting a brief outline of some of the new features of template design in 1.5. If you are in the area, drop by and say hi!

Written by Paola Gómez

Greetings and Happy New Year to all!

This purpose of this letter is just to fill you in on some changes to come in 2006 and to recap our first year with the Joomla! community.

A lot of us have a new sense of freshness, especially since the Joomla/Mambo rebranding and Id like to personally thank the entire community for such a great success on the behalf of JoomlaShack. There are so many success stories I can't even begin to list them individually. Because of you, in just the past 3 months we were able to move our data do a dedicated server, create 8 free templates for the community, 20 variations of commercial templates and assorted modules as well as helping to launch over 60 Joomla powered sites, assist in the development of 3 community sites and donate over $1,000.00 in donations to victims of hurricane Katrina. Again, thank you! This would have never been possible without such a dedicated community and excellent camaraderie among other Joomla! developers..

Written by Paola Gómez

I just read an interesting post at Molly.com about a conversation Molly had with Bill Gates over web standards and Internet Explorer. The most interesting (or blind to reality) quote of the entire article (in my opinion) came from Mr. Gates, when he said "Who has done more implementation of Web standards than Microsoft?" Granted, Microsoft has been a great innovator in its history, even in terms of web browsers and standards, but that's just it. It's all history. Most of the standards-related initiatives he mentioned were achieved back in the early-to-mid 90's. It's 2007. Things have changed. Things have evolved. Things have improved. Who has done more implementation of Web standards than Microsoft? In recent years, everyone. I believe IE7 is a step in the right direction, but they still have a long way to go to catch up with Firefox.

You can read the transcript of the conversation here.

Written by Paola Gómez