From the Back Cover
Joomla! is one of the fastest growing Open Source Content Management Systems on the market today and has won multiple awards since it's release in 2005. Currently, Joomla! has the largest 3rd party developer and designer community, with over 160,000 current registered users, over 2,000 templates, and 3,000 extensions. This task-based guide to creating, customizing, and maintaining a dynamic Joomla! 1.5 web site starts with the fundamental concepts and advantages of a Content Management System and then walks the user through setting up a server environment, downloading and installing Joomla!, adding and structuring content, using components, modules, and plugins, and administrating from both the back and front-ends. The book finishes with more advanced topics, including CSS, search engine optimization (SEO), and customizing templates and the Joomla! framework itself. It's the perfect guide to getting started with Joomla or for those users that want to expand their skills.
About the Author
Marni Derr is a writer, developer, designer, trainer, and consultant helping people build successful Joomla websites over the past 4 years. A technical writer for over 16 years, Marni currently writes and blogs about Joomla daily. An active member in the Joomla community, she continues to write for a variety of Joomla developers and template designers. You can find her portfolio at www.marniderr.com or her web site on all things Joomla at www.webcafestore.com. You can follow Marni on twitter @webcafestore.
Tanya Symes is an award-winning technical writer and a Joomla web developer. She has 18 years of experience in technical writing, web development, business analysis, and project management. She maintains a Joomla web site for dog lovers at www.theimperfectdog. You can find her portfolio at www.reflectivecommunications.com.
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Both authors maintain the supporting web site for Joomla!: Visual Quick Start Guide at www.writingyourdreams.com.