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Latest Shape5 Template Features Modern "Metro" Styling

Latest Shape5 Template Features Modern "Metro" Styling

Joomla theme developer, Shape5, has release their latest Joomla template incorporating responsive web design. It's called Metro Shows, and according to Shape5, the "design can be used on any website but has a modern metro style."

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JoomShaper Releases Shaper Express - A New Responsive Business Template

JoomShaper Releases Shaper Express - A New Responsive Business Template

Template developer JoomShaper, creators of the Helix Framework, have release an all new responsive Joomla template aimed at the corporate world. The template boasts "8 elegant clean and clear styles" and features support for K2.

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Richard Pearce
No this really isn't the place place to ask. Questions are best directed to the forum. But in this case you're best to ask Joomsh... Read More
Friday, 27 July 2012 06:36
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Language

Language:
A specific Joomla Extension type that provides a method of translating pieces of text in both the front end of a website as well as the Administrator interface.

The ability to add different languages by installing different language packs is one of Joomla's main strengths in the international community. Joomla comes shipped with core language packs, such as English, but third party language packs can also be easily installed into a Joomla website. Languages add a great amount of flexibility in terms of translating a website and offering access to many different areas of the world.

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Joomla recap #1

Looking for a quick wrap-up of what's been going on in the Joomla world this past week? This is the first in what I hope will be a regular series of posts on the week that was in Joomla. This first attempt is a little brief, but I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments. 

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Component

Component:
A specific type of Joomla extension. Components are similar to small applications in that they do work for a website or add functionality.

Setup, configuration and modification of component behavior is usually managed through the Joomla Administrator. Some components, such as Banners and Contacts, are installed with the Joomla core installation, while others are third party software packages that you download and install yourself.

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Ten Places to Find a Joomla Developer

We love what we do here at BuildAJoomlaWebsite. We're passionate about helping people learn and discover what they can do for themselves, even if that's discovering a brand new career!

At times, however, you might have a specific need that's a bit beyond our tutorials, or you might decide that your project really requires some outside help because you'd like to be managing your Joomla website instead of struggling through developing and customizing it.

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Richard Pearce
Where to get jobs? See above. How to get jobs? Having used a few of these sources to find developers, the best piece of advice I c... Read More
Thursday, 19 July 2012 08:44
Murray Cowell
I would add to that advice to put as much information and as many examples of your work as possible into your profile. It is vit... Read More
Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:50
Simon
turn down bidders whose prices are too low Good point. Likewise, I would turn down suppliers whose prices are too low...... Read More
Friday, 20 July 2012 07:30
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Extension

Extension:
A native or third party piece of software that extends the functionality of Joomla to enhance either the front end experience, the back end Administrator or both.

The term extension can mean a software package that has been developed for a specific task in a Joomla website, or it can also be a very generic term that encompasses the more specific types of extensions available for Joomla, such as components, modules, plugins and templates.

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Logging in to a Joomla site using the GMail Authentication Plugin

GMail authentication in JoomlaIf you have ever browsed through the list of standard Joomla plugins, you might have stumbled on one called Authentication - GMail. Read on to discover what this is and two reasons why it could be useful for your Joomla site.

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Peter Miranda
what about facebook authentication?
Thursday, 12 July 2012 18:50
Richard Pearce
There are several third party authentication options listed at the JED.... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2012 13:36
Robert Wilson
Facebook authentication is possible on your Joomla site; however, you'll need a third party extension for that functionality. Che... Read More
Friday, 13 July 2012 03:02
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CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets):
In web design terms, CSS refers to the language used to control the visual display or presentation of a web page. It can also refer to the actual files used for this purpose. In Joomla, CSS files are a main part of a template package.

Thanks to CSS, Joomla websites can have any number of different layouts, and the possibilities with the "look and feel" of a web page are almost endless. Even within one Joomla installation, the application of different style sheets can give blog categories a completely independent appearance.

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Category

Category:
The upper level organizational element in Joomla used to contain similar Articles.

Storing content in Joomla is similar to storing content on your computer system. Just like your computer uses folders to organize files, Joomla uses Categories to store and organize website Articles.

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