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Joomla

Dec 23, 2007 1:22AM PST

Hi, Good day !

What is 'Joomla"? Got at sight while browsing. Please give me a brief introduction of it.

Thank you!

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I've been
Dec 23, 2007 6:31AM PST

using Joomla for about 4-5 months now, after actively testing the top 20 content management systems from top to bottom. With that said, Joomla is a web application framework. Basically it's something you can install on your server and it let's you design websites with an interface much like Frontpage or Dreamweaver. In my opinion it's the best content management system out there because it's somewhat easy to use (once you really spend some time with it) and there are hundreds of extensions out there that will allow you to turn your website into anything you want.

Their official website is at http://www.joomla.org and you can test the CMS at http://demo.joomla.org or at http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2097 (which by the way is designed using Joomla).

~Sovereign

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Joomla
Dec 23, 2007 10:07AM PST

I use Dreamweaver. Which version of Joomla do you prefer for me. Does it work better for me than the Dreamweaver. Any how I want to try it once.


Thanks 2 u.

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Well
Dec 25, 2007 4:58AM PST

There is 1.0 and 1.5 ... I still use 1.0, but I also have 1.5 installed somewhere else and it seems easier to use, but 1.0 has more free templates available, which I recommend using because if you're not familiar with HTML and CSS, you can choose one of the free templates and learn how to customize them to your liking.

I started recommending web portals like Joomla (Mambo), Drupal, Typo 3 simply because it doesn't require you to design the website on the same computer. With these CMS's any computer with an internet connection will do.

~Sovereign