You know what’s great about being a freelance developer building Joomla websites? The convenience technology can provide, such as Joomla templates.
You know what’s NOT great about being a freelance developer building Joomla websites? Getting stiffed by a customer. In fact, freelancers everywhere are getting stiffed by their customers (just check out the World's Longest Invoice). You didn’t become a web developer to be in the business of collections. If only there was an equivalent to Joomla templates for getting paid! Although there is no official template, there are in fact specific steps you can take to secure your chances of receiving money when owed.
Here are 7 ways to help you get paid faster:
1) Be Picky
Beautiful Visuals Deserve A Beautiful Website
With this thought in mind, we decided to create Showtime, a Joomla template that allows you to display, classify, and organize a huge amount of visual information. Showtime is the perfect template to showcase great works of photographers, illustrators, videographers, creative people, creative agencies, or freelancers to name a few.
New Joomla Extension Release
Easy Social Icons is the first of many new Joomla Extensions we will release this year. Our Joomlashack Extensions were designed by Joomla Professionals to make running Joomla Sites Easier and more productively. Our Joomla Extensions provide you with the kind of tools, service, and benefits that you WISH you could use in EVERY site you build.
A couple weeks ago we announced the move of The Wright Joomla Template Framework to Github in an effort to make it more accessible and invite collaboration. In addition to opening up and inviting collaboration, we're also expanding our efforts to showcase the work of those who adopt Wright for their site development needs! In this our first Wright Wednesday Developer Showcase we're excited to share a short interview and the work of Dianne Henning, organizer and site developer for Joomla Day Boston.
You have to see this Template - Demo
Imago is a modern, hip, and colorful new Joomla Template from Joomlashack. If you appreciate new and clean designs, you are going to love it. It is the first of what we are calling our Designer Series templates. If you are obsessive about typography, color balance, use of white space, and simplicity, you are going to love these templates.
A great Joomla Template Framework is now even better
Last August we announced a major update to our Wright Template Framework. With this update, we were among the first in the industry to provide templates and support for Joomla 3.0, while also introducing a host of great new features, including responsiveness. This was a big step for Wright, made even greater because we did not lose sight of Wright's trademark lightness - - we made it even lighter still.
New Joomla Extension Clubs at the Shack
Our Joomla Template Developer Clubs have been best sellers at the Shack since 2005. Known for their unlimited template use and entitlements, the Shack's template clubs are loved by thousands of club members - just ask around. Interested in providing you with the same level of value and service, we are now proud to present you with our new Developer Extension Clubs. - Learn More, Clubs & Prices
Incredible Updates, and Incredible Offers!
We're excited to announce that Admincredible's beta has undergone a major update to the component. This new update lays the foundation for many great new features to be added in the coming weeks, and we'd like to invite you to take advantage of a special opportunity to join The Hall of Heroes, our Founder's Club, and start taking advantage of our great new features! With this new update, we have made some major improvements to the code which will allow:
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy - a New Joomla Template!
We are proud to bring you this awesome new Joomla Template. You may have seen other "Pinterest-Style" templates, but we have worked hard to make this one unique - - we know you'll enjoy it. Stay tuned: we are already working on the next 3 works of art.
The Memo Plugin: Create a Pinboard out of Joomla Articles
Other Pinterest style Joomla Templates allow you to create your "pinboard" using modules, but we were not content with that. The Joomlashack Team put in the extra effort to create added functionality that enables this new Responsive Joomla Template to use regular Joomla articles to populate the pinboard - - see it HERE. The Memo plugin is extremely light thus avoiding innecessary animations.
A time to reflect
2012 has been the busiest year in the history of the Shack. When putting together this review, I was amazed to see just how many products we worked on and released during 2012. It is a testament to the great work this small but highly capable team was able to accomplish and it deserves well-deserved praise. We released more Joomla Templates than every major template company.