Tips for Joomla slideshow

Why And How You Should Use Joomla Slideshow?

Today, slideshows and sliders have becoming a very essential part of a website and obviously a popular trend in the web design. It’s an effective and smart way to present featured content by attractive visual images. And from technology viewpoint, there are many jQuery slideshow for Joomla with beautiful effects and presentation.

In this blog, you will find the reasons why you should use a slideshow for your Joomla site, and what kinds of content can be used on your Homepage slideshow to optimize visual power and maximize your site’s profit. Let’s roll down! Continue reading

SEO Optimizing For Joomla 3 Without Installing Any SEO Extensions

When comparing to other CMS like Drupal or Magento regarding SEO aspect, Joomla is a little bit underrated for its weak SEO out of the box. And Joomla needs additional SEO extension to support this shortcoming.  However, in Joomla 3x, you can take advantage of the SEO relevant settings to improve your Joomla site ranking.

You might think: Why not just install a SEO module for Joomla instead (and you’ll escape from this administrator’s setting thing?). Well, let me tell you, although there’re plenty of good SEO extensions (both free and paid) for Joomla, they always require additional codes in your site as well as fetch data from your site’s database. So, using SEO extensions bring both positive and negative impacts for your site. Continue reading

Responsive web design & Joomla

Responsive Web Design and Joomla

The rapid development of tablets & smart phones poses a difficult question for web developer: how to create a web interface to adapt on each device no matter it is: iPhone, iPad, netbook, BlackBerry, Kindle or other mobile phones with small screen. Furthermore, in the next years, there will be more and more mobile devices put on the market with a lot of new constraints & different screen sizes. This puzzle will continue to remain a headache for web designer in future.

Is developing for each device a compatible version a good option? No, obviously it is not. Because the numerous existing mobile devices already makes us tired to catch up & support them, not mention the number of mobile devices produced in its “golden time” & the period after this moment. So, what is the solution? Do we have to sacrifice some groups of users to satisfy other groups? Or is there any other way out? Continue reading

Joomla security tips

How to optimize Joomla security

Joomla! has become a popular CMS which is widely used by many individuals and businesses. The rapid growth of Joomla community as well as the increasing number of Joomla extensions not only prove the broad usability of Joomla! but also make it become a good target for hacker’s attacks. For that reason, there are a few things you should notice and take action when using Joomla! platform to prevent attacks & improve your Joomla! site’s security.

As far as I know, the majority of security problems do not lie in the installation of this platform infrastructure but the Joomla! code. Especially in old Joomla! versions where the patches are not updated, you have the higher risk of insecurity. Also, you should take notice of third party extensions since they’re one of the main sources for hacker’s attacks.

Now, let’s review the list below to check if you miss anything in optimizing your site’s security. Continue reading

Holiday cleaning tips for Joomla

Check-list: Holiday Cleaning for your Joomla Site

A new holiday season is coming (luckily we’re survival from the doomsday December 21st ). Have you planned to go somewhere for your vacation? I wish you the happiest & warmest time of the year with your beloved.

Whether you really have a holiday or still have work to finish during these days, I think it’s necessary to ensure that everything’s flowing flawlessly & neatly so you can start an awesome new year 2013. Therefore, in this post, I’d like to suggest you a list of things you should add to your to-do list before New Year Eve which can help you avoid unwanted problems. Continue reading

Joomla best tips

7 best practices for an active Joomla site

It takes great time and effort to bring a complete Joomla website to life. And it takes the same time, same effort to keep your site alive. This is true whether you are a newbie or a professional web developer.

What would you do to keep your site healthy? It all comes down to some general best practices with your Joomla site. Here in this blog, I introduce the 7 practices that I think are essential if you want to have a dynamic Joomla site. These practices may be familiar to Joomla professionals, but for many people, especially Joomla beginners, they might be forgotten sometimes. Take a look and check if you ever miss one among this check-list. Continue reading

Tips for Joomla responsive design

Tips for responsive Joomla site design

There are many ongoing debates on responsive design. Is this “the future of web design” or is this just a new trend? Be it or be it not, responsive design has its own strong root to develop and gradually become more and more important in designing. The more constantly connected to Internet, the more people attached to handheld devices. That’s why businesses will have to find their solution to deal with this new “situation”. And a responsive site will help businesses make their site accessible on any portable devices.

In its latest revolution, Joomla 3.x, Joomla itself has adjusted to a responsive CMS platform (You can find all Joomla 3.0 new features HERE). In this blog, I will talk about some good practices for you to design an effective responsive Joomla website.

Let’s start with the 1st tips. Continue reading

Tips for portfolio Joomla

How to spice up your portfolio website

You have put great effort & done an incredible work, but it will be just a normal one if no one knows about you and your art work.

It’s time to stand up & build a professional & personal-tailored portfolio to present your hard work to the world.

Before starting anything, choose for yourself a style first. How would you want others to see your portfolio? Professional? Fun and Simple? Illustrative?

After deciding a style for your own site, you can begin with elements that help you express your personality. Continue reading

How to Remove jQuery & Mootool Conflict on Joomla sites

How to Remove jQuery & Mootool Conflict on Joomla sites

jQuery is a popular JavaScript library which is widely used today because of its easy-to-use capacity and its helping hand in web design. An online statistics says that more than 50% of the 10,000 most visited website using jQuery for better graphic representation.

Furthermore, jQuery can be flexibly utilized with plugins or for developers’ different needs. However, jQuery also has its Achilles points – the ugly side that as we’re using it, we can easily encounter one or many troubles from jQuery. Continue reading