Joomla basics?

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posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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i am holding 2 domains for my business.
the websites so far have been built with the homepage kit of my provider.
now i stumbled across joomla and maybe this is the better choice for me.

i am a graphic designer with no web experiences - print guy
the homepage kit only allowed me 1 picture per site so i helped myself in creating animated gifs to show a bit more of my work.

anybody experiences with joomla and willing to give me a brief summary how to start.
i got the software on my desktop but don.t dare to touch it ;D




posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 04:17 AM
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Joomla itself isn't very user friendly. The code backend is a complex mess. Template design isn't very easy either.

There are probably tons of tutorials out there on Joomla.

Let me know if you're interested in hiring a template designer. I can translate images of how a template should look (i.e. a scan of a mockup of the template design from a customer) into an actual working template design. I know this isn't what you're looking for, but who knows, I could use the money, and you could use the help?



posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 03:28 PM
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i just can.t afford to hire somebody
sorry


actually i would love to learn it not only to create my own website but to create websites for my customers too



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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reply to post by orange-light
 


I myself if I would you would start researching dreamweaver/photoshop(I am assuming you use this already)/Fireworks. basically all Adobe products are very helpful. You can fully build a website in Dreamweaver.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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i.ve got photoshop - certainly
but i don.t owe dreamweaver.
i have an older copy of golive.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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i.ve got photoshop - certainly
but i don.t owe dreamweaver.
i have an older copy of golive.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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reply to post by orange-light
 


Yea I need to repurchase Photoshop and Dreamweaver
I didnt have them packed when I moved. I had my fireworks cs4 packed but nothing else.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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BTW I love your avatar.

2nd line.



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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You need to download a program called WAMP server if you want to develop the site off-line, I've developed a few Joomla sites, I will try to dig up some stuff, I know there is a basic install / setup guide online, I will try to find it!



posted on Sep, 14 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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Heres the very first basic steps if you want to develop the site off line, you just unzip it and enter a few options in the config screen. The great thing about joomla is the web support forum is huge and you will get answers really quickly if you have a problem

If you want to develope the site online straight away quite a lot of web hosting packages have an option to install joomla with just one click, you have to look around to find one suitable for you though.

You don't need to know much code to make a good site with Joomla, only if you want to start making it do things it doesn't do out of the box, You can send me a private message if you get stuck and I will try and help



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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dreamweaver is building websites too?

have to give it a try to, maybe i am going to get it somehow

thanks for the kudos of the avatar - a good friend, accessdenied, did it for me



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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thanks davespanners

than i am going to dig out something similar you posted which runs on a mac

i wondered already how to create a site offline

your suggestions helped a lot so far
and now i know whom i can ask

thanks




posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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Heres a version for Mac Mamp

Looks like the same thing and the basic version is free



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:22 PM
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reply to post by davespanners
 


you rock




just downloading



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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reply to post by orange-light
 


Whats your website?



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Yea and dreamweaver is for building sites as well. When Macromedia owned it it was anyways. I have not had them installed in a very long time. I ordered the CS4 and never got to install it. We moved and of course well it got left as I stated.



posted on Sep, 15 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by ExCloud
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Whats your website?


you mean url?



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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Do you have a website you run showing more of your graphics you do? I just wanted to check out some of your work as I like you avatar. Maybe even a deviantart page I can check out?



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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the avatar is not made by me - it is made by my friend accessdenied

i have a portfolio at photobucket and 2 websites - but the website just don.t show only graphics it shows as well journals and books i did.



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by orange-light
i am holding 2 domains for my business.
the websites so far have been built with the homepage kit of my provider.
now i stumbled across joomla and maybe this is the better choice for me.

i am a graphic designer with no web experiences - print guy
the homepage kit only allowed me 1 picture per site so i helped myself in creating animated gifs to show a bit more of my work.

anybody experiences with joomla and willing to give me a brief summary how to start.
i got the software on my desktop but don.t dare to touch it ;D


These days, many web hosts offer joomla through cpanel and it is a one click install.





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