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OSMeta Pro is Here with K2 Support

k2OSMeta is the easiest way to add metadata to Joomla.

By far the most common request we've had from OSMeta is users support for the K2 extension.

Today we're really happy to release a Pro version of OSMeta with support for K2. You can now easily add metadata to all your K2 items from just one screen.

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New releases for OSYouTube, OSVimeo and OSDownloads

One week after our launch and we're already rolling out improvements to several of our extensions.

This week three of our free extensions had updates with bug fixes and a new, improved, installer:

  • OSYouTube, version 3.0.3
  • OSVimeo, version 1.1.2
  • OSDownloads, version 1.1.5

We also released two Pro versions with the same bug fixes and an easier way to enter your license key immediately after the installation:

  • OSYouTube Pro, version 3.0.2
  • OSVimeo Pro, version 1.1.2

All of these updated are available with one-click in your Joomla admin area.

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Welcome back to Alledia

Welcome back to Alledia

Welcome back!

Alledia.com is one of the oldest sites in the Joomla community. Alledia launched in 2006 and hosted many things over the years, including:

  • 2006 to 2012: a popular blog
  • 2006 to 2008: webdesign services
  • 2007 to 2011: SEO training and services
  • 2008 to 2010: Joomla training classes

Today we're relaunching Alledia.com with a new purpose. You might call this Alledia, version 5.

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Alasse - Our new Versatile Corporate Template

Alasse - A Versatile Corporate Template

Easy does it... Alasse's clean and open design makes it ideal for a HUGE variety of uses. Less is more in good web design and Alasse gives you just what you need - - no more, no less. Open wide spaces for images, clean blogs, and USP's will enable you to build a modern corporate site quickly and easily.

9 Color Options & 16 module positions

Alasse comes with 9 color themes in calid and vivid tones. The versatility Alasse will give to any web developer will let them choose between 16 different module positions that easy lets your website with a trendy new look.

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Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content

With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install Alasse as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.

* Note: The quicklauncher was not designed to aid with updating existing sites. It is only suitable for new installations. 

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Web-Design Social Media Update

Social media is a pervasive part of today’s culture, whether you’re looking at it from a user standpoint or a marketing standpoint. The social web has the largest amount of traffic, endless user engagement and is the place to be to maintain any sort of web presence. Sharing buttons and integrated features are a commonly touted tool for Joomla templates, but with new social medias popping up practically every day, it’s important to figure out a good sharing balance, where to position your sharing buttons, and how many buttons are too many.

Which Sites to Share?

The first order of business is figuring out which social media sites are most appropriate for your website. You want to go with the high-traffic social media sites to start, such as Facebook, Google+, Reddit and Pinterest. Expanding further depends on your audience and your niche. Niche social media sites give you targeted traffic of those who are more likely to be interested in the topics you’re talking about, at the expense of having lower traffic volume. Take a look at where your target demographic likes to spend their time before deciding on other social media sites.

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How to choose the best Joomla Template for your project

Invest your time better when desiging a site

You already know that Joomla is a versatile platform with a theming system that provides great features and flexibility. As a Web developer working on your own projects or a client site, you also already know that it’s a great idea and the best use of your time to invest in purchasing a professional template to build upon. When you do this, you don’t have to focus on laying out the groundwork for your web-design project, because the template will take care of that. Instead, you can spend your time on the small details, the customization, the incorporated features, and the site design.

The Joomla theme market is huge, so it’s important to go into the process with a list of features, requirements, and theme characteristics that will work best for your needs, skill level, and the particular project.

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unLIMITED - A clean and minimalist template

unLIMITED - A clean and minimalist template

Reach new limits with unLIMITEDa responsive Joomla Template. It's stark design lends itself almost for any kind of industry. It's high contrast visuals together with the purposeful typography communicate clearly and intuitively. 

8 Color Options & 15 module positions

unLIMITED comes with 8 color themes in light and vivid tones. unLIMITED's flexibility will let your web developer choose from 15 different module positions that will let him bring to life all of his ideas.

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Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content + A Slider

With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install unLIMITED as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.

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Easy Social Icons with a fresh new look!

Updated and Optimized for Joomla 2.5.22 & 3.3.1

The team has been busy giving Easy Social Icons a great new update. It now works seamlessly with the latest versions of Joomla, 2.5.22 & 3.3.1. Use it with all Joomla Templates to add cool and easy icon sets.

New Features and Social Icon Sets

A great value: Easy Social Icons contains 6 different icon sets that have now been updated and revised. These icon sets will give your site a classy look and a social capability. Our graphical design team worked hard to give the icons a fresh new look. They now include new Social Networks like Dribbble & Vine.

Easy Social Icons: Easily add icons for all of your social networks!

The Easy Social Icons Joomla module by Joomlashack is very easy to use:

  • Go to the configuration menu.
  • Add a link to your network(s).
  • Select the icon style, direction and order that best matches the look of your site.
  • Publish the module.

Do you know an easier way to add social networks to a site?

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6 Web-Entrepreneurship Books you Must Read

The path to becoming a successful web entrepreneur and freelancer takes a great deal of time and effort. Your friends and colleagues are good sources of advice, but you also want to hit the books during the course of your research. From marketing to work-life balance, there's plenty of resources out there for web entrepreneurs and freelancers who want to get the most out of their unconventional careers. 

1. The 4-Hour Workweek

Keystone reading for any web entrepreneur or freelancer, and for good reason. When you start your own business, you put in a lot of time to get everything just right. The problem with this is that over time, you may find yourself unable to actually scale back the amount of hours you're working. "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss lets you figure out out how to work smarter instead of harder, so you can enjoy your success and have a good work/life balance.
I have never been able to work just 4 hours a week, however, this book helped break many paradigms about what I need to be doing vs what I want to be doing. I learned how to delegate tasks I was not skilled at in order to make more time for the areas of my business I excelled at.

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On the Grid: Tips for Grid Layouts

Grid Layouts Rock!

Nothing trumps a reliable, easy-to-use UI. No amount of killer graphics, clever landing pages, or HTML5 showboating can equal a site that displays information clearly and concisely. Grid-based layouts are a perfect tool to do that. They can present a huge amount of content at a glance, and are easy to update. But, keeping them interesting can be a challenge. Here are some tips to bring the "wow" factor.

Keep it cohesive

One of the dangers of this layout is that it can feel cluttered. You have to give it a seamless look. Grid layouts can't feel arbitrary. Your readers' attention gets scattered if the layout looks like it's thrown together. If you are using a lot of images (and it's not a news-based site), pick ones that are similar in color scheme or composition, like Canvas Magazine does with its neutral photos. Viktoria Klein uses images that are linked by color, pattern or content to add variety while still keeping the aesthetic flow.

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