Joomla presentation to Jerusalem Web Professionals on May 27, 2010

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This presentation was part of a panel discussion where experts in Wordpress and Drupal also made similar presentations. The audience were all web/technology professionals in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Joomla presentation to Jerusalem Web Professionals on May 27, 2010

  1. 1. All About Joomla<br />Jerusalem Web Professionals Group – May 27th, 2010<br />Jerusalem Web Professionals<br />May 27, 2010<br />Presented by: Jeff Mendelson, MBA<br />eMail:jeff@lasolastech.com<br />Phone: +1.954.636.2844<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Introductions<br />Why Use Joomla?<br />The Joomla Data Model<br />Learning the Lingo<br />Putting it all together<br />Joomla: The Good and the Bad<br />Showcase<br />Questions and answers<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />About Jeff Mendelson / Las Olas Tech<br />Founded in 2006, Standardized on the Joomla platform (then Mambo).<br />Focused attention on Content Management Systems (CMS) and their flexibility in presenting dynamic and efficient data management solutions for small and medium sized businesses.<br />Jeff has lived and worked in Mexico, Israel and the US. Speaks Spanish, Hebrew and English and has a MBA from the University of Miami.<br />
  4. 4. Why Use Joomla?<br />Our Mantra – Always use the right tool for the job.<br />An active development community<br />Developer and business friendly.<br />Wide selection 3rd party software, both open-source and commercial<br />
  5. 5. Learning the Lingo: Joomla Style<br />Joomla websites are comprised of components, modules, plugins and templates.<br />Component: Application that exists in the main body area. Examples: shopping carts, articles, directories, photo galleries, <br />Modules: Boxes of information displayed around the main content. Examples: menus, custom text, banners, dynamic content.<br />Plugins: psuedo-applications that extend underlying functionality. Examples: eMailcloaker, extended search, additional security.<br />Templates: Overall presentation of content and components.<br />
  6. 6. Learning the Lingo: Joomla Style<br />Content Model – Imagine a file cabinet with drawers, folders and files.<br />Sections: The drawers. You can have many sections<br />Categories: The folders. Can place many categories within sections.<br />Articles: The files. A file can only be placed in one category at a time.<br />Note: Joomla also allows for uncategorized articles.<br />
  7. 7. Putting it all together<br />Define the functionality<br />Blog, Portal, Shopping Cart, etc.<br />Make an outline.<br />What topic(s) will you be addressing?This will help you in accommodating articles into categories and sections.<br />Choose a template: There is a plethora of free and commercial templates available at a nominal cost.<br />
  8. 8. What is Joomla good at? Bad at?<br />The Good:<br />Corporate websites: presenting information<br />Custom Development. Utilize the Joomla CMS for presenting articles while delivering customized applications to users.<br />The Bad:<br />The data model, just like Hebrew, takes a little getting used to.<br />If you need a full-on blog, use Word Press. If you need a full-on shopping cart, use Magento.<br />WYSIWYG is flaky for copy/pasting content.<br />
  9. 9. Joomla Showcase<br />A few Joomla website examples and why they are exceptional:<br />Nefeshb’Nefesh: www.nbn.org.il<br />Magenta: www.magenta.nl<br />Lifequote: www.lifequote.com<br />IHOP: www.ihop.com<br />Porsche (Brazil vs. USA): www.porsche.com.br and www.porsche.com/usa<br />
  10. 10. Questions and Answers<br />Thank you for your time<br />Jeff Mendelson, MBA<br />Web: http://www.lasolastech.comeMail: jeff@lasolastech.comPhone: +1.954.636.2844<br />

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