I get asked from time to time to do more stuff about Joomla. Joomla just happens to be one of those things I know very little about. I've never worked with it and I haven't run across the need for it just yet. I tend to reach for WordPress by default because I'm really comfortable with it and I feel like I can do about anything I want to do with it. However, there are some scenarios that I know I would reach for Joomla instead:
- Site need a lot of user management (lots of users with different roles)
- Site was built from a lot of "modules", as in, lots of different style pages built from reusable blocks
Fortunately, I'm extra prepared now, because I have Joomla! Template Design that Packt Publishing was nice enough to send me. The book is an in-depth step-by-step through building a theme and is up to date with the current version of Joomla!
The book is a pretty nice walkthrough of building a site completely from scratch, and does a good job of focusing on the modular style of Joomla!. It even covers some bonus stuff like building dropdown menus from your content.
Win a Free Copy of Joomla Template Design
I have an extra copy of this book to give away to one of you. We'll run it just like we did the jQuery book giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post with "Joomla!" somewhere in the text and that's good enough to enter. Please use your real email (will never be published or shared), so I can reach you if you win.
If you do win, I'll shoot you an email to get your mailing address and then I'll drop it in the mail for you.