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
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.
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.
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!
You may have noticed some new features here at the shack. We have gone bloggy!
As well as working on some information all about the Shack Team, each of us, Barrie, Casey, Waseem, Dean, Cory and TJ will be blogging about different things that interest them in the world wide Joomla web. We have added easy links to each blog in a menu on the left, along with the most recent blog posts.
We look forward to seeing you exploring the new blogs, as ever, our goal is to provide quality Joomla inofrmation and Services.
The Joomlashack Team
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..
If you're a frequent user here at joomlashack you may have noticed our server was performing rather slowly and sometimes not at all for the past few days. Those days are over now. Thanks to Brad Baker and Chris Adams of Rochen, we are back on track with a lighting fast system in a brand new home right next door to Joomla!
Rochen Engineered Hosting is the same great company that houses the websites at joomla.org and we're proud to support them. Thanks for bearing with us while we migrated over. We hope this didn't set anyone back. You can now browse this site with better speed and reliability.
We are pleased to annouce that Joomlashack has reached 10,000 users!
Reaching this milestone is a good time for us to reflect on our progress in serving the Joomla community. In 2006, we have sold over 2000 templates, created over 30 custom websites and have hundreds of glowing testimonials. We have developed an active community on our forums with over 2000 posts, many of which spend time helping out others new to Joomla. In April we implemented our new online store with the functionality to introduce many exciting new products including our popular Template Monster Joomlafication! We have many other exciting product releases for Joomla over the next few months, stay tuned.
We would like to thank our customer community for your support and business. We are motivated by the feedback you give us and will continue to improve our products, services and support to be your #1 choice for Joomla templates and website design.
Joomlashack has been featured on the Joomla design showcase site joomlaform.com. Corey Webb searches out Joomla sites that show good form and showcases them as inspiration of what can be done with CSS design and Joomla. "The reason that I chose to feature this site is because it clearly exhibited good form" says Corey. Check out the review at joomlaform.com.
Thanks Corey! We appreciate the praise, your project hopefully will push Joomla designers to work harder with CSS and valid XHTML design.