Building Websites With Joomla
From the Backcover
This book is a fast paced tutorial to creating a website using Joomla!. If you’ve never used Joomla!, or even any web content management system before, then this book will walk you through each step in a friendly and accessible way. From installation, to initial set up and content entry and then on to customization for your own look and feel, this book will get you to a stable and working Joomla! based web site fast. You don’t have to be an experienced web developer or designer to get a great looking site with a full set of functions. This book and the freely available Joomla! are all you need.
What you will learn from this book
- Install, configure, customize, administer, and extend Joomla!
- Use Joomla!'s out-of-the-box features and customize them
- Extend Joomla! using external extensions
- Create, edit, and manage content
- Create new templates to give your site its unique look and feel
- Extend the functionality of your Joomla! site by writing your won extensions.
Who is this book for?
According to Packt this book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors and marketing professionals who want develop a fully featured web presence in a simple and straightforward process. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT confident individual will be able to use the book to produce an impressive web site. Which is entirely true, however the contents might be too basic for advanced developers.
This book will save you a lot of time as it is a worthy addition to the online Joomla documentation. The print quality and language could be better at times but the overall content is good enough to appeal to most beginning and intermediate Joomla! users. Although the book walks you trough every possible menu item it would be even better if the book used a case of building a site instead of just explaining the functionality. On the bright side, the book shows you how to expand your CMS with modules and components and it shows you how to create your own website templates. All things considered this book provides a very complete reference and a worthy bestseller of Packt Publishing.