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Helium, HTML Editor for Joomla

Helium, our new & FREE lightweight HTML Editor is here and ready for download.

Anyone that's read about our Wright Framework knows that we like our products to be light. From it's inception, Helium was no different. This new Joomla Extension was designed to be light, reliable, and simple to install, use, and maintain. The name says it all.

Part 1: The making of the design.  

It was in the air that something new at Joomlashack was about to happen and finally here we are: a brand new website and identity were unveiled last week. For all the Shack aficionados (or users); this new look is a big move, but for us at Joomlashack it was about time to refresh our identity.

We are delighted to share with you the status of the upcoming Joomla extension "EasySocial" by StackIdeas--a company we trust. Andrew Rogers, the main man in StackIdeas for all customer relationships, partner collaborations, marketing ideas and sales promotions, has shared the following sneak peek:

Joomlashack University is NOW Powered by OSTraining

Now the easiest way to learn Joomla, as well as Wordpress and Drupal

Since 2009 our Joomlashack University has been the easiest, fastest way to learn to build a Joomla! powered website, period. Today, thanks to our partnership wth OSTraining you now have access to all our content in addition to ALL of OSTraining's content which means we can now teach you how to build Wordpress and Drupal powered websites too. 

Heavy Wright customizations within minutes

Did you know that Wright v.3 is all based in Bootstrap? And did you know that Bootstrap is all based in LESS rather than simple CSS? And, are you aware of the benefits of using the Wright Framerwork to create your template?

5 Tips to Write Great Blog Posts

Writing a great blog post can be challenging if you've never done it before. That doesn't mean you can't though. You just have to put a little effort into it. Here are some guidelines for you to consider. 

1. Be Clear About Your Topic

Writing a great post first starts with choosing a great topic. Address a need, fulfill a purpose, know why you are writing and to whom. When you know the why and who, crafting the message becomes easier.

Mondrian - The Art of Simplicity in a Free Joomla Template

Mondrian is both a Free and Pro Joomla Template

We are delighted to bring you Mondrian, a simple and stunning Joomla template, in its FREE and PRO versions. In Mondrian you have a cutting edge, eye-catching, clean and smooth design that will impress ANY site visitor.  Whether you need a full blown website or just a landing page, Mondrian is the perfect template for you.

5 Reasons You Need to Post Video On Your Site Right Now

Web Design Advice: Videos make for Great Content

Quality content still remains one of the best ways to engage your online audience, but recently the trend has shifted towards video. In fact, Cisco predicts that by 2016 nearly 90% of all web traffic will be video. Video marketing offers a few unique advantages over its written counterpart. Try using both forms of content to give your online marketing the one-two punch it needs. Are you still unsure about video marketing?

Here are five reasons you should consider uploading a video to your site right now to propel your business forward (before everyone else does):


Wright Responsive-01

A great Joomla Template Framework that keeps getting better!

Last August we announced a major update to our Wright Template Framework. Since that time we've continued to do periodic updates to bring more stability and bug fixes, and seen some exciting adoptions of Wright from Joomla community members and companies.

This week I'm excited to announce the upcoming release of Wright v3.1, which includes some great new features, and equally as excited to share an interview with yet another Joomla community member who's adopted Wright for all of his work, Nick Savov.

Learning Joomla Template Overrides

Problem: Joomla "by default" Frustrations

Have you felt frustrated when you are unable to modify some "by default" positioned elements when creating a Joomla! Powered website?  Well, you're not alone -- we all have been halted by elements you cannot "move" but only style. For example, what if you want to place the title at the bottom of each article instead of having it above? Or what if you want to create more divs for higher modifications and styling?

Solution: Joomla Template Overrides, w00t!

Here is the good news: Joomla allows us to create Template Overrides, which are modifications to the Joomla components or modules, that can be done from the template, and avoid hacking the Joomla! files.