When I talk to clients, the usual comment about Joomla is that its a CMS for very small businesses or small personal sites. My ususal response is these two great sites, both are made with Joomla:
More and more bigger organizations are turning towards Open Source as a viable CMS solution.
Welcome to web 3.0!
Brad Baker, the man behind the curtain at the joomla.org forums made his first dev blog post a few days ago. He talked about some of the traffic that joomla.org gets. What was most interesting is that joomla.org just broke an Alexa rank of 500. That means it is now one of the 500 most visited site on the web.
He also noted that the forums are one of the 30th biggest on the web.
Rob Schley just posted some interesting news at the main Joomla dev blog:
"During what is called the ìDeface Realtime Compoî Competition up to 150 Security Specialists, hackers, and crackers bomarded the CMS with attacks for 2 days straight without success. Both Joomla! and PHP-Nuke were evaluated during the competition and both systems received positive evaluations. Along with the positive evaluation, we received a certification from the WebSecure Group, declaring that Joomla! was reliable and recommended for use."
Its good to know that 150 hackers can't break into Joomla after two straight days. You can read more about it and the associated forum post on the Joomla dev blog.
OScandy.com has made a very nice blog post on their website of their Top 10 Joomla! Admin Extensions. Check it out!
If you use Joomla! and want to spice up your content pages a bit, I've uploaded some Joomla! graphics and button elements for free download. The PSD and PNG layered source files are included. Feel free to use them as you like. Enjoy!
I found a story on Digg today which sounded interesting. If you use Firefox 2 or Internet Explorer 7 then you'll notice a litle search bar at the top of your window which looks something like this. The way to achieve this is so simple. You can read more into it here or just follow along to get it working in Joomla!
Out of curiosity I paid a visit to ie7.com to see what kind of marketing they had in place for this %$#@ of a browser. See for yourself. Great stuff!
I've received a few inquiries lately on how I make our screencasts and video tutorials so I've compiled a review if want to make some for your own clients. Last year I switched my systems over to Mac but when I was using Windows the two best applicaions were Camtasia, Captivate and Wink.