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Beginning Joomla!: From Novice to Professional

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Do you want the ability to manage documents, photos, and other content over the Web, but don't want to shell out thousands of dollars in proprietary solutions? Want to create an online community for your hobby or user group? You're not alone. For thousands of like-minded usersaround the globe, the answer is Joomla!, an open-source content management system used to manage a...more
Paperback, 475 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Apress (first published January 1st 2007)
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Joe Tippetts
Joomla is the most popular open source content management system (CMS). With a CMS, a person doesn't have to be technical to add and update website content. This was an easy guide to get up to speed. I've found Joomla much easier to work with than Ektron's CMS 400 (
Matt McClard
Dec 08, 2008 Matt McClard rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: web design beginners
Shelves: web_dev, read-in-2008
Beginning Joomla! was somewhat of a disappointment. I really hoped to come away with good working knowledge of Joomla! and instead I just feel like I barely got a good introduction.

This book was really geared to someone with little to know working knowledge of web design. I have been designing web sites for about 8 years and I found this book incredibly redundant. There was almost a whole chapter on why someone should use CSS. Which I felt was a huge waste of time because it didn't get in depth...more
I really liked this book. I use it in tandem with other Joomla books because there is really no way to get everything you want from just one. It was sufficient for an introductory book on the topic.
Dec 25, 2010 Jon rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is good starting book for Joomla! and learning the basics.
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