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Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide [Kindle Edition]

Eric Tiggeler
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Joomla! is one of the most popular open source Content Management Systems, actively developed and supported by a world-wide user community. It’s a free, fun, and feature-rich tool for anyone who wants to create dynamic, interactive websites. Even beginners can deploy Joomla to build professional websites. Even though it can be challenging to get beyond the basics and build the site that meets your needs perfectly, this book will guide you through it all.

Completely updated for Joomla! 3, this practical guide helps you to create professional and good-looking websites with Joomla!, whether you want to build a personal blog site or a full-featured company or club website.

The Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide will help you to get started with Joomla! quickly. It’s presented in an organized, easy-to-read manner. The book doesn’t focus on what Joomla! can do – it focuses on what you can do using Joomla!.
You learn how to get Joomla! up and running, how to organize content, add new menus, add new features, change the design and much more. Real-life examples and tutorials will spark your imagination and show you what kind of professional, feature-rich websites any web builder can achieve with Joomla!. The focus is on clear instructions and easy-to-understand tutorials, with minimal jargon.

Using the "Joomla! 3 Beginner’s Guide" you’ll quickly gain the knowledge needed to build your own site, perfectly tailored to your specific needs.

Approach

Written with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach, this Packt Beginner's Guide is designed to be placed alongside the computer as your guide and mentor. Step-by-step tutorials are bolstered by explanations of the reasoning behind what you are doing. You will quickly pick up the necessary skills, tips, and tricks for building a successful Joomla! website.

Who this book is for

This book is written for beginners to website design. By the end of the book you will have built a complete custom content managed website, and be ready to build any kind of website.

About the Author

Eric Tiggeler

Eric Tiggeler is author of several books on Joomla!, including the bestselling Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide. He has written several Dutch Joomla! guides. Eric also writes tutorials for several computer magazines and for the Dutch Joomla! community website. Over the last ten years, Eric has developed numerous websites, big and small – many of them using Joomla!.

Eric is fascinated by the Web as a powerful, creative, and ever-changing means of communication, and by revolutionary software such as Joomla!, enabling anybody to create beautiful and user friendly websites.

On a daily basis, Eric works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated with the Free University of Amsterdam. Over the last few years, he has written more than twenty Dutch books on writing and communication. His passion is making complex things easy to understand.

Eric Tiggeler is married and has two daughters. He lives and works in Hilversum (The Netherlands). On the Web, you'll find him on www.joomla.erictiggeler.nl (in Dutch) and www.joomm.net (in English).


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15784 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (25 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BAOC2JM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #179,779 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Eric Tiggeler is author of the Joomla! 2.5 Beginner's Guide and Joomla! 1.6 First Look. He has written several Dutch books on Joomla! and other content management systems, all of which got excellent reviews. Eric writes tutorials for several computer magazines and Joomla! community websites.
Eric is fascinated by the Web as a powerful and creative means of communication - and by revolutionary software such as Joomla!, enabling anybody to create beautiful and user friendly websites.
On a daily basis, Eric works as a consultant and copywriter at a communication consultancy company affiliated with the Free University of Amsterdam. Over the last few years, he has written more than ten Dutch books on writing and communication. His passion is making complex things easy to understand.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Ian
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It's a good prop; something you can read when you're off-line [download it first!], and take your time over.

But my-oh-my doesn't the way the internal navigation get to ya! It's hard to read because you can't get a feel for the context.

Take a search for the term 'backup' for example. Kindle finds 66 matches. Triffic! But which one do you need? Hmmmm. Each search result has a location number attached to it. So you have to scroll through as many as your patience will stand ... what's the difference between location 388 or 6652? To the average user ....its meaningless.

How about listing a breadcrumb trail for each location.... like this...

Instead of

66 matches, location 388, location 6571 (etc.)

try
66 matches location> Introduction> page 3> Time for action> Point 1

I run my Kindle stuff on a PC, a Tablet and a phone. I promise you, it isn't easy to find your way around.

Authors need to learn the skill of writing for screen-based devices. Kindles aren't books. Invert the message. Start with the key points and then explain. (Standard usability guidance available all over the Internet). Trouble is, it's cheaper to 'Kindle-ise' a book than it is to think about the reader-experience in detail.
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By Will
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book to read for anyone new to Joomla and considering using Joomla in future projects. Although Joomla is not massively difficult to start building with, the way it works is quite a bit different to many other publishing platforms. Therefore novice users can quickly end up isolated and unsure of how to get the most out of this software. Sometimes you want to just jump straight in and know how to create new pages and write content for those pages.

Joomla 3 for beginners by Eric Tiggeler covers just about everything. It starts off with a gradual introduction to what Joomla is and what sort of projects it is most suitable for. The book runs through the details of installation and setup of a dummy project. It then moves on towards the setup of articles, categories, navigation links and templates. Topics like SEO and security are also covered. Within just a few chapters, the book is already teaching you how to build quality websites and discussing lots of advanced features in Joomla.

Like many other Packt books, the book is well structured and laid out throughout. The 'have a go hero' and 'pop quiz' sections provide opportunities to practice what you've read and revise things again if you're unsure about something.

I don't have anything negative to say about this book. Speaking as someone who has only touched the surface of Joomla a few times in the past, I thought the book was excellent and covered everything someone new to Joomla would need to know. I suspect that despite this being branded as a 'beginners guide', there is also a lot of information contained within, useful for existing users or users seeking a quick Joomla recap.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice book to start with Joomla 20 Jan 2014
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It has very interesting guidance to learn the basics of Joomla. The text formatting is a bit confusing, but it is good for begginers.
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2.0 out of 5 stars GOOD CONTENT BUT PRESENTATION NOT SO 19 Jan 2014
By james
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I failed to check this product more closely so only realised it was in monochrome too late. Most people find colour coding for manuals much easier to understand so although the content is good, presentation not so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginner's Guide just perfect for beginners! 12 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It may seem a bit lengthy at first but it is the best joomla book I have ever read. I explains how to create a joomla based website for a sample client.

The content of the book is organized perfectly:
- A good presentation of each topic.
- Next instruction how to practice the given topic.
- Then explanations what you have just done.

Eric Tiggeler is not just a Joomla guru. He knows how to teach!
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