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10 tips to improve Joomla’s usability

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oomla is very flexible and has many possibilities. A disadvantage is that working with Joomla can look complex because there are so many choices of settings and navigation to make. For a Joomla specialist that is often not a problem, but for many end users of a Joomla website it can be a stumbling block.

However, with a little effort you can make a website more user-friendly for the end user. In this presentation Sander will share 10 tips, from easy to more complex ones, to improve the usability of your Joomla website. And as a bonus a practical example that you can use in your own projects.

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10 tips to improve Joomla’s usability

  1. 1. 10 tips to improve Joomla’s usability Sander Potjer @sanderpotjer www.sanderpotjer.com JoomlaDay United Kingdom - October 4, 2014
  2. 2. Sander Potjer - Enjoy contributing to Joomla - Company: Perfect Web Team - Extension: ACL Manager - sander@sanderpotjer.nl
  3. 3. Sander Potjer - Enjoy contributing to Joomla - Company: Perfect Web Team - Extension: ACL Manager - sander@sanderpotjer.nl - Slides: sanderpotjer.com
  4. 4. Exercise: - Login with the provided details
  5. 5. Exercise: - Login with the provided details - Publish an article on the homepage - title - text - image (strand.jpg) - tag (lagotto)
  6. 6. Exercise: - Login with the provided details - Publish an article on the homepage - title - text - image (strand.jpg) - tag (lagotto) - Logout
  7. 7. Default Joomla installation with blogging sample data
  8. 8. Speed 2x
  9. 9. 8:22
  10. 10. Joomla user friendly?
  11. 11. Joomla gebruiksvriendelijk?
  12. 12. Improve the usability of Joomla 10 ! tips
  13. 13. Login 1
  14. 14. Keep it Simple2
  15. 15. Joomla settings 3
  16. 16. Text-editor 4
  17. 17. Site configuration5
  18. 18. No unnecessary access 6
  19. 19. Language overrides 7
  20. 20. Template overrides 8
  21. 21. CSS / JavaScript 9
  22. 22. Separate input 10
  23. 23. Optimized Joomla installation with blogging sample data
  24. 24. Speed 2x
  25. 25. 1:29
  26. 26. Look over the shoulder of the website user
  27. 27. “Don’t make me think” - Steve Krug
  28. 28. Bonus: Template override
  29. 29. File: templates/naam-van-template/html/com_content/ form/edit.php
  30. 30. File: templates/naam-van-template/html/com_content/ form/edit.php
  31. 31. Code: http://perfectwebteam.nl/blog/56-het-toevoegen-van-een- artikel-in-joomla-was-nog-nooit-zo-simpel
  32. 32. Resources: ! Joomla Community Magazine article “Creating an article in Joomla! has never been this easy!”: http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-sept-2014/item/2293- creating-an-article-in-joomla-has-never-been-this-easy ! Slides, links & code: sanderpotjer.com

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