I've been designing Joomla websites and templates for over 5 years now and a lot has changed in my productivity and production cycle throughout the years. I've found some great tools in my career as a web designer and just wanted to share some of the web developer tools that I think are a must.
Scenica is a gorgeous new template that's perfect for anyone who wants to present their message in a more visual way. It's eye-catching slideshow backgrounds (with built-in slideshow), clean design and open layout work well with photo galleries, sites for visual artists, musicians, travel destinations, fashion & apparel sites and events & conferences. In fact, Scenica has built-in styling for the awesome new Joomla events management extension, Ohanah.
On more than one occasion I have heard people compare our web design industry with architecture.
It’s an easy comparison to make. Websites are a lot like custom designed buildings. The client, for a web site or a building, will approach a designer with a specific set of needs and objectives he or she needs to incorporate into the design. Both may have difficult problems that need to be addressed in an elegant, efficient, and flowing manner. Both need to editorialize and often fit less rather than more. The parallels between the two industries are many.
We've added some cool new Joomla 1.5 templates to our Joomla Template Gallery this week (Academia, Ascension & Marble) and updated one of our most popular Joomla templates to 1.6 (Onyx). They're all available now and ready for purchase.
Every month it seems I end up in a conversation with a new friend or acquaintance that has a website built on Joomla, and when they find out that I train people how to use Joomla, I invariably find myself telling them a handful of things that I feel are essential things to get in order if you have a Joomla powered site.
The list of things I mention is most often the same, so I thought I’d share it in hopes that it might help you with your own Joomla powered site.
Without a doubt, the first thing I suggest to people is to get their site moved to a webhost that is known to work well with Joomla and that has taken great steps in creating a secure server environment.
My top choice, and the host I always recommend, is Rochen. I’ve been using them for years, we host the Joomlashack sites there, the main Joomla websites are hosted there, and I’ve never had any major problems with any sites hosted at Rochen.
Here at Joomlashack we work very hard to provide our customers with the best products and service in the industry, however we are never satisfied, so in our efforts to continually improve ourselves we want to share with you some of the major changes we are making