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  • Start-to-finish personal training on Joomla! content management by one of the world's leading experts: just watch and learn!
  • Step-by-step video walkthroughs and practical examples take developers from basic concepts through sophisticated navigation and site optimization
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    Lesson 1

    Lesson 1: An Introduction to Joomla!, Downloadable Version

    This lesson introduces Joomla! and the concept of content management systems. It explains the difference between conventional web sites and those that use CMS; explains what Joomla! is and what it can do; and presents the basic elements of a Joomla! page.

    Duration: 00:22:18  File Size: 39 MB

    Lesson 2

    Lesson 2: Downloading and Installing Joomla!, Downloadable Version

    This lesson walks through downloading and installing the latest version of Joomla! on a web server — either your own local computer, or a remote, hosted web server.

    Duration: 00:26:50  File Size: 39 MB

    Lesson 3

    Lesson 3: Joomla! Administration Basics, Downloadable Version

    This lesson introduces basic Joomla! administration: its key functions, plus tips and tricks for keeping sites running well. You’ll review the differences between the front-end and back-end of a Joomla! site; navigate Joomla’s main administrator menu; and learn about user roles and access control.

    Duration: 00:31:54  File Size: 42 MB

    Lesson 4

    Lesson 4: Organizing Your Content, Downloadable Version

    This lesson covers planning and organizing content on a Joomla! site. You’ll learn how Joomla! generates web pages; the best ways to structure content; options for presenting content; and how components and modules display content.

    Duration: 00:39:21  File Size: 48 MB

    Lesson 5

    Lesson 5: Menus and Navigation, Downloadable Version

    This lesson explains the relationships among menus, menu items, pages, modules, and layouts, helping you create the best possible navigation schemes for your sites.

    Duration: 00:32:16  File Size: 43 MB

    Lesson 6

    Lesson 6: Extending Joomla!, Downloadable Version

    This lesson shows how to extend Joomla! using components, modules, plugins, and languages. It introduces some of today’s best Joomla! extensions, shows how to install them, and helps you find the right free or commercial third-party extensions for your needs.

    Duration: 00:43:33  File Size: 70 MB

    Lesson 7

    Lesson 7: Expanding Your Content: Articles and Editors, Downloadable Version

    This lesson shows how to add and manage content on a Joomla! site. You’ll manage content via Joomla’s “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) back-end editor; manage content from the “front end” and allow contributors to do so; understand the roles of authors, editors, and publishers; and utilize “article check-in.”

    Duration: 00:53:07  File Size: 77 MB

    Lesson 8

    Lesson 8: Getting Traffic to Your Site, Downloadable Version

    This lesson covers attracting traffic to your site. It presents tips for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and then introduces a more holistic approach that includes pay-per-click, blogging, email marketing, and the use of Joomla! “Search Engine Friendly” URLs.

    Duration: 00:31:40  File Size: 43 MB

    Lesson 9

    Lesson 9: Creating a Pure CSS Template, Downloadable Version

    In this lesson, you’ll learn how to build “Pure CSS” templates that create faster, easier-to-maintain, more search-friendly sites. You’ll learn what Joomla! templates are and how they work; understand the implications of tableless design and the role of W3C standards; and master the CSS styles Joomla! is designed to use.

    Duration: 01:14:05  File Size: 124 MB

    Lesson 10

    Lesson 10: Creating a School Website, Downloadable Version

    This lesson walks through the entire process of creating and setting up a school web site with Joomla! It covers site features, organization, the Front Page component, and easy ways to add more functionality.

    Duration: 01:36:10  File Size: 65 MB

    Lesson 11

    Lesson 11: Creating a Restaurant Website, Downloadable Version

    This lesson walks through the entire process of creating and setting up a restaurant web site with Joomla! You’ll learn how to analyze needs, choose features, define site organization and navigation; create an effective home page; add photos; and extend site functionality with extensions.

    Duration: 00:41:19  File Size: 60 MB

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    Lesson 12

    Lesson 12: Creating a Blog Website, Downloadable Version

    This lesson walks through the entire process of creating and setting up a blog web site with Joomla! You’ll learn why and how to create a blog; which features are needed; how to organize content for a standalone blog or one that is part of a larger site; and how to extend your blog’s functionality.

    Duration: 00:40:03  File Size: 62 MB

    Lesson 13

    Lesson 13: Creating a Membership Website, Downloadable Version

    This bonus lesson walks through the entire process of creating and setting up a subscription-based membership web site with Joomla! and its Community Builder plug-in. You’ll learn how and why to create a membership site; which features you’ll need; how to organize site content; and how to extend your site’s functionality.

    Duration: 00:53:10  File Size: 87 MB

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    Description

    • Copyright 2009
    • Edition: 1st
    • DVD
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-701781-2
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-701781-2

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    9+ Hours of Video Instruction

    Joomla! is a powerful solution for webmasters and developers working with all types of sites. In this one-of-a-kind video package, top Joomla consultant and Prentice Hall author Barrie M. North shows you exactly how to use Joomla! to build sophisticated websites that are incredibly easy to edit and update. You’ll master Joomla! through 13 comprehensive video lessons, and you’ll have your first Joomla! site running faster than you ever expected!

    North walks you through every essential skill you’ll need, including installation, administration, site and content organization, template development, content updates, and much more. Just click, watch, and learn the most efficient ways to build dynamic pages, provide intuitive navigation, work with modules and components, and even optimize Joomla! sites for search engines.

    You’ll then be able to watch as North builds four complete sites with Joomla!--a school site, a blog, a small business site, and a membership site--with every stage captured on video. You’ll master Joomla! best practices at your own pace, as you learn how to deliver production-quality solutions quickly and efficiently!

    Looking for a better way to master today’s rapidly changing technologies? Want expert help, but don’t have the time or energy to read a book? Can’t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world’s leading experts.

    • LiveLessons are DVD video courses organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions--you’ll learn key skills in as little as 15 minutes!
    • Each session begins with well-defined learning objectives and ends with comprehensive summaries, which help you track your progress.
    • Follow along as your instructor shows exactly how to get great results in your real-world environment.

    System Requirements

    • Operating System: Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Vista; Mac OS X
    • Multimedia: DVD drive, 1280 x 960 or higher display, and sound card with speakers
    • Computer: 500MHz or higher, 128MB RAM or more

    Lesson 1         Content Management Systems and an Introduction to Joomla!     [00:16:11]

    Lesson 2         Downloading and Installing Joomla!     [00:26:03]

    Lesson 3         Joomla! Administration Basics     [00:29:58]

    Lesson 4         Organizing Your Content    [00:37:28]

    Lesson 5         Menus and Navigation     [00:30:12]

    Lesson 6         Extending Joomla!     [00:41:32]

    Lesson 7         Expanding Your Content: Articles and Editors     [00:50:54]

    Lesson 8         Getting Traffic to Your Site     [00:29:17]

    Lesson 9         Creating a Pure CSS Template     [01:11:59]

    Lesson 10       Creating a School Website     [01:34:22]

    Lesson 11       Creating a Restaurant Website     [00:39:09]

    Lesson 12       Creating a Blog Website     [00:37:50]

    Bonus Lesson 13     Creating a Membership Website     [00:51:03]

    Sample Content

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    Fundamentals of Joomla! (Video Training): Getting Traffic to Your Site

    Fundamentals of Joomla! (Video Training): How Do I Install Joomla?

    Table of Contents

    Lesson 1         Content Management Systems and an Introduction to Joomla!     [00:16:11]

    Lesson 2         Downloading and Installing Joomla!     [00:26:03]

    Lesson 3         Joomla! Administration Basics     [00:29:58]

    Lesson 4         Organizing Your Content    [00:37:28]

    Lesson 5         Menus and Navigation     [00:30:12]

    Lesson 6         Extending Joomla!     [00:41:32]

    Lesson 7         Expanding Your Content: Articles and Editors     [00:50:54]

    Lesson 8         Getting Traffic to Your Site     [00:29:17]

    Lesson 9         Creating a Pure CSS Template     [01:11:59]

    Lesson 10       Creating a School Website     [01:34:22]

    Lesson 11       Creating a Restaurant Website     [00:39:09]

    Lesson 12       Creating a Blog Website     [00:37:50]

    Bonus Lesson 13     Creating a Membership Website     [00:51:03]

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