Launching a website is a bit like opening a store at the end of a one-way street. At first, no one knows about your site, no one finds your site in search listings and frankly no one cares about your site (except you!)
One challenge in understanding Joomla, particularly if you have built websites before using static HTML, is the separation of content and layout. You can display the same content in multiple ways and I demonstrate my preference in the full tutorial series. The following is an explanation of the layout options available for category/section/frontpage blog layout. You will find this helpful the next time you create a menu item, or you can edit the layout of your existing items.
Visitors to your Joomla powered site can search for content whether you like it or not. This will come as a surprise to most, but it usually isn't important, as long as you understand a couple of key points. Get this wrong and at best you might be embarrassed - at worst - you could lose your job!
Whether you like Facebook or not, it's hard to ignore its impact on the web. There are over 400 million Facebook users and the current growth rate is phenomenal. On average, each user has 130 friends. And, on average, each user creates 70 pieces of content each month. That's one enormous website and I'm embarrassed that I haven't done more with it. That's about to change soon, so head over to the Build a Joomla Website Fan Page and join in the conversation.