During the first years of the Joomla! project, it used to be that you could not throw a stick in the Joomlaverse without hitting a Free Joomla Template. Today however, reliable Free Joomla Templates have become scarce and truly hard to find. Most Joomla Template stores either stopped making them, or they've hid them so deep inside their sites that you'll need Indiana Jones to help you find them. But not us
We are well into the month of December and here at the Shack, we are still working hard for you. We will continue working the remainder of the month and hope to release two more templates before the month is over.
This is where we would normally write how excited we are about Ilumina. We are, dont get me wrong. It is one awesome, all-purpose Joomla Template, built on the Wright Framework like all our latests, but you already know that. You also know that because its built with Wright, it will be upgraded to Joomla 2.5 with the flipping of a switch (though we'll still test it extensively).
So today, we've decided not to bore you with our typical Joomla Template launch copy (we'll bore you next time). Instead we thought we could do something fun. If you are interested, please read on
Its becoming clear to us that we cannot leave well enough alone.
The JS Community Joomla Template has been a best seller. It's one of those timeless designs that's both an evergreen and a perenial. We werent satisfied with that and have just completed a ground up update to the Wright Framework which makes it lighter, more reliable, and more versatile. Wright also makes it quickly and easily updated to Joomla 2.5 or the newest version of Joomla with the flipping of a switch.
Don't worry, we did not mess the design, we just gave it a cool new logo and added a new demo to help you to see it's potential.
Joomlashack's Stellar Support
In our continuing effort to bring you the very best customer support experience in the Joomlasphere, it is with great pride that I share some recent developments we've made to our support system and briefly explain how these new developments will help us serve you even bettereven faster than before.
About six months ago, TJ Baker, our Director of Support, sat me down and explained to me that although customer satisfaction was at an all-time high in the history of Joomlashack, he was not satisfied and felt there was still room for improvement
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.
To us it just seems like the next step in a natural evolution. Since 2005, with our cool Joomla Templates and Extensions, we have helped hundreds of thousands create Joomla-powered Websites. Then in 2009, we launched the School of Joomla at Joomlashack University to teach you how to build better Joomla-powered websites.
Today we are excited to announce the SEO College (search engine optimization) and Conversion Optimization.
Its the next logical step because we first helped you create websites. Then we taught you how to build better sites. Today we want to provide you and your clients with the necessary tools to make your websites more successful.
A funny short blog from last year. - Eddie.
Merry Christmas to all.
Newsflash: Independent investigations have revealed what everyone really wants this Christmas, and it's not an iPad, again. It's a Joomla Template. “It’s the perfect gift - - it’s even better than a Snuggie” one man said. A Joomla template is always the perfect size, it’s the right color, it will fit in any stocking, there’s no express-overnight shipping charges, and a Joomla template can be bought in your PJ’s at home without having to bathe, dress, and drive yourself in the snow to a congested mall. Indeed, a Joomla Template and specifically a Joomlashack Joomla Template is the perfect gift for all your loved ones this Christmas.
This blog started out as a quick joke meant to lighten up your day, but then I asked my kids aged 11 and 9 how they would feel if Christmas morning they got a template for a present? I half expected to get the same eye rolling I get when I threaten to bring them coal if they don’t behave. I totally did not expect the response I got: “A website template? As in… our very own websites? You mean… we could get our very own websites and fill them with whatever we like?” I am not sure if the prospect of a motorbike or a pony could have obtained the same excitement. They have already started making lists of all the toys, music, movie, and book reviews they will include as well as pictures of all their wonderful creations like drawings, paintings, comic strips, and Lego spaceships.
Am I on to something here?
I don't want to wait till the month is over to thank our customers and fans for making September the best month in Joomlashack's 5 year history. We work very hard to create all these great products and your purchases, loyalty, and encouraging testimonials motivate us to work even harder. To loosely quote Mike Mulligan from the loved children's book, when so many of you are watching us, we strive to work much harder and better.
This is a perfect time to say how proud I am of the Joomlashack Team: Amanda, TJ, Forest, Shawn, Jeremy, Gary, Christopher, Casey and David. Just last month this great team launched an unprecedented 4 Joomla templates, 3 Premium Wordpress Themes, 3 New Professional Drupal Themes, the awesome Joomla Extension Lifestream, and a whole batch of new courses, classes and Joomla video tutorials for the University.
This month, we launched the cool and refreshing Cascada Joomla template, the ultra modern Nuvo Joomla 1.5 template, a free Wordpress Theme, a free Drupal Theme, as well as updates for Lifestream, and more Joomla lessons for the University.
Again thank you, and please keep watching us as we'll be launching more top-notch templates, themes, and training materials to help you with your online presence.