Everything you need to know to plan and maintain a Joomla! site Joomla! offers powerful functionality and ease of configuration, making it an immensely popular open source content management system. However, far more than simply downloading and installing Joomla! is required in order to create a dynamic web site. This book walks you through the critical steps that must be taken in the planning process prior to establishing a Joomla! site. Joomla! expert Jen Kramer reviews essential questions that need to be asked of a client, discusses technical solutions to a variety of challenges, and explains how a site structure should be organized. Topics Covered: I Want a Web Site and I Want It Blue — How Much Will That Cost? Choosing the Right Technologies to Solve the Business Problem Downloading and Installing Joomla! A Brief Tour of the Joomla! Administration Interface Creating and Configuring Menus Installing and Configuring Modules That Come with Joomla Components That Come with Joomla! Plug–Ins That Come with Joomla! Adding Extensions to Joomla! Home Page Tips and Tricks Custom Templates Advanced Template and CSS Tricks Site Maintenance and Training Once the groundwork has been laid, you′ll discover how to host and install Joomla!, and upgrade and maintain your Joomla! site. Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
For over nine years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a "quality website."
Jen develops sites that are functional, usable, accessible, and supportive of business and marketing goals. She is a senior faculty member at the Marlboro College Graduate School, teaching courses and workshops in web site design and management, including Joomla. She is the Program Director for the Master's of Science in Information Technologies program (MSIT), advising students and overseeing courses and faculty pertaining to the degree. She has also taught at Champlain College, the Community College of Vermont, and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University.
Jen is a Lynda.com author for the titles "Joomla! Creating and Editing Custom Templates," "Joomla! Advanced CSS," "Preparing CMS Web Graphics and Layouts Using Open Source Tools," and "Website Strategy and Planning." Her first book, "Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site," was released in January 2010.
Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School. She runs Joomla! User Group New England.