I'd like to take the opportunity to let our readers know of a current open conversation about the future of Joomla's User Interface, or UI as it's commonly referred to, and invite everyone to share their input should they wish to.
Some of you may already know of Kyle Ledbetter's work over the last few months to bring modern standardization to the Joomla admin interface, an effort that many of us are very grateful he began. For a peek, take a look at the screenshot above - yes, that's a possible Joomla admin interface!
Due largely in part to Kyle's efforts to incorporate the popular Twitter Bootstrap framework for use in standardizing the UI and presenting a set of tools for developers, Joomla's Production Leadership Team (PLT) has asked of the larger community what their desires and preferences for the adoption of an underlying framework be.
I invite you to read what Kyle has written in a summary of his overall goeals, and to head over to the JUI forum discussion to share your input.
A New Joomla 2.5 Template from Joomlashack
Please welcome Academic, our newest Joomla Template. Academic is social, practical, and versatile and because it's built on the Wright Framework it is going to be easily updated to Joomla 3.0 when the time comes. Academic has 7 color combinations, an elegant accordion menu, and its using CSS3 styles and transitions.
Avalon Joomla Template updated to Joomla 2.5
We're excited to announce that one of our most popular templates, AvalonPro, is now Joomla 2.5-compatible and on our Wright Framework -- which makes customizing your Avalon template even easier than before!
A New and lively Joomla 2.5 Template for the Active lifestyle
No one ever says you need to be more passive, dormant, or sedate? JS Active is a sporty, spirited, and energetic Joomla Template with a new 'dynamic dropdown menu', 6 color combinations with a total of 84 module style options, accordion option for module display, and a 'full page' background image. Active's open and image-rich design layout as well as the 84 module style options make it extremely versatile and work well for a huge variety of websites.
Top Free Joomla Template Optimus, Now Updated To Joomla 2.5.
New Joomla Lessons
Today I am happy to launch our brand new 12 lesson video training course to guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a multilingual Joomla website.
While I was creating this course I realised that much of the available documentation for building multi-lingual web sites makes it seem something very complex and not for the faint hearted.
I have worked hard to remove the mystique by breaking the process down into just a few simple steps that anyone can follow.
You may have heard a lot about how easy it is to build a website with Joomla! But as with everything if you want to take full advantage of the features and ease-of-use you have to learn to do it the correct way.
One of the biggest problems that people face building their Joomla! website is that they try to apply the techniques and methods that they learned in another program to Joomla! That isn't going to work for you. Trying to fit a square peg in a in a round hole will never work. You need to learn the Joomla! way.
The Question: Which Joomla 2.5 Template do you like best?
N6, Joy, Oficina, Studio, Cube and Simpletech. Help us determine our design direction by voting for your favorite Joomla Template. Never before in our history had we ever attempted something like our 6-in-6 Challenge to release 6 Joomla Templates in as many weeks. Even though N6 was late, we still released 6 Joomla Templates in 8 weeks which is admirable. What's more, the templates we released, are all very cool. Now we need to know which one you liked best and why.
The Action: Go to our Facebook Page and vote for your favorite.
Voting will be open until next Wednesday. Please feel free to share with us why you chose the template you voted for. We want to learn better why it is you like the templates you do.
The Benefit: The winning Template will be sold with a 50% discount.
N6, is not the World's First Single Scrolling Page Joomla Template*
* We apologize for the original sensationalist headline as we we've been duly informed that we were not the first. This is the best, and most reliable, though, because it's the first built on the Wright Framework.
Whew! The 6-in-6 Challenge is over, and we almost did not make it. The Single Scrolling Page quality of N6 was something very different and difficult to get right, and as you already know, we don't release something that we do not feel 100% proud of. It was also difficult to create a demo that could show you just what N6 can do for you. That is the reason for the 2 week delay, but the result is worth it.
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Celebrated once every 4 years, the Joomlashack Leap Year Celebration Sale was first held on February 29, 1972 in a wild soirée of free love, rock & roll, and community. It set a "high" bar for the following Leap Year celebrations. Four years later in 1976 and in the middle of the energy crisis, we did not expect much, however, taking advantage of the US bicentennial we were able hold a wonderful red, white, and blue party, though we have since changed back the company colors to green and black.