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.
During the first years of the Joomla! project, it used to be that you could not throw a stick in the Joomlaverse without hitting a Free Joomla Template. Today however, reliable Free Joomla Templates have become scarce and truly hard to find. Most Joomla Template stores either stopped making them, or they've hid them so deep inside their sites that you'll need Indiana Jones to help you find them. But not us...
This is where we would normally write how excited we are about Ilumina. We are, dont get me wrong. It is one awesome, all-purpose Joomla Template, built on the Wright Framework like all our latests, but you already know that. You also know that because its built with Wright, it will be upgraded to Joomla 2.5 with the flipping of a switch (though we'll still test it extensively).
So today, we've decided not to bore you with our typical Joomla Template launch copy (we'll bore you next time). Instead we thought we could do something fun. If you are interested, please read on...
Its becoming clear to us that we cannot leave well enough alone.
The JS Community Joomla Template has been a best seller. It's one of those timeless designs that's both an evergreen and a perenial. We werent satisfied with that and have just completed a ground up update to the Wright Framework which makes it lighter, more reliable, and more versatile. Wright also makes it quickly and easily updated to Joomla 2.5 or the newest version of Joomla with the flipping of a switch.
Don't worry, we did not mess the design, we just gave it a cool new logo and added a new demo to help you to see it's potential.
Joomlashack's Stellar Support
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...
What does a kids piano web page have to do with Joomla and good SEO? Continue reading to find out. But first of all let's dig in and provide some context.
Joomla is one of the two most popular CMS (content management systems) currently in use by webmasters, with Wordpress being the main competiton. Many users find that Joomla is actually easier to use right out of the box, and it has proven to be a popular choice among website owners brand new to the world of running a website. The fact that the CMS is so easy to use is what has made it such a popular choice, and there are many standard templates that Joomla users are able to utilize for their website.
One of the benefits of using the Joomla CMS is the fact that most of the standard Joomla templates are designed to be as search engine friendly as possible. Search engine optimization plays a huge role in the success of most websites, as it is the best way to drive traffic to any website according to Dan Maynard, SEO consultant with a Saskatchewan video company.
Since the release of Joomla 1.6, and now 1.7, most people are aware of the major changes and features that were added to this great CMS platform since the 1.5 version, such as infinitely nestable categories (and the removal of sections), the powerful Access Control List (ACL) system, and the modifications made to the layout of the admin interface of Joomla.
There’s a number of new features that are less well known, and I thought I’d give them a little love in this post. Here’s a list of several new and useful features in Joomla 1.6/1.7 that you may have not been aware of.
We just released Hyacinth, our 21st Joomla 1.7 Template!
Hyacinth is light, vibrant and versatile and comes with 3 built-in color themes, 3 matching module styles, CSS3, and 11 collapsible module positions. Plus, you can easily customize the columns, fonts, and 10 other parameters.
Chasing the SEO Dragon Tail
If you've ever had the chance to observe a dog's tail or if you were so lucky the tail of a Komodo dragon, you would observe how it wavers from side to side as it moves along. There's no forward motion, only sideway motion.
Having seen a Komodo dragon on the move on TV the other day, conjured up compelling images of another analog, that of the search engine optimization enthusiast trying to get top rankings in the search engines by ingesting gobs of often contravening information from various SEO forums. These forums in some cases are rife with misinformation, albeit for the most part unintended.
The Tale of the SEO Tail
SEO enthusiasts are known to scour the forums looking for tidbits of information that will help them exploit potential loopholes or weaknesses in the search algorithms that could provide a temporal but unfair search ranking advantage. Once the loophole becomes widespread the search engines quickly close up the loophole.
YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine on the Internet only surpassed by Google itself. So if you're not creating videos using YouTube then you're missing out on a marketing opportunity to drive even more traffic to your website.
Many people think that you need to put yourself on camera and talk, which in many cases makes people uneasy in front of the camera. But the truth is you really don't have to be in front of the camera on YouTube in order to be successful. In fact, many marketers and business owners don't put their faces on YouTube.
So how can that be? Quite simply, you can create a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation and records that as a video using such software as Camtasia or if you are using a Mac computer then ScreenFlow. These software programs simply record what's on your display including recording your presentation.
It's really quite easy to record your presentation using these software programs. Once you've recorded your program you can edit what you've captured and then export that as a movie file which you can upload to YouTube.