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Registered JUG changes
Written by liam.mandville   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:26

The Registered Joomla User Group team are pleased to announce that we are making some changes to enhance the relationship between the team and JUG coordinators.
* We have made a gallery page for the people in the team know who we are and what their special skills are.

* We are tweaking the JUG directory to ensure it stays up to date and is easier to handle that includes removing the deadwood and locating JUGs who have lost their way a bit.

* The rules are being translated to native languages similar to the German and Spanish ones already made. If you can assist in any way, please let us know.

* We will organise a regular JUG news spots and ask groups to have a general round up in the Registered JUG Google group. We suggest all sign up with the group,

Other behind the scenes improvements are :

* Have an ideal  7 day response limit from application to approval. (But this is not possible in all cases).

* Update and rebuild the JUG welcome pack
Thanks for reading and commenting in the group .








MTV Uses Joomla
Labels: Joomla Portfolio

Written by Steve Burge   
Monday, 07 May 2012 16:02

MTV is one of the few TV channels that is truly famous around the world. Broadcasting in over 60 countries, MTV has has had a profound impact on the music industry and popular culture.

MTV recently re-launched their website in Greece using the power of Joomla:







Google Summer of Code Students Announced
Written by Elin Waring, Chad Windnagle, Andrea Tarr   
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:39

Google Summer of Code 2012 LogoGreetings, Community

Welcome to another Google Summer of Code (TM) (GSoC) update from the team! Back in March we were honored to be told by Google that we had made the list and that the Joomla project was accepted into the Google Summer of Code program this year.

Yesterday Google announced the eight students accepted to Google Summer of CodeTM for Joomla.  We’re excited about the projects these students have proposed and most of all about having these developers participate in the Joomla development community.

  • Javier Gómez: Language Installation for the CMS
  • Lucas Tiago De Castro Jesus: Language Translation Extension
  • Aaron Schmitz: Google API
  • Diana Prajescu: Facebook API
  • Florian Voutzinos: Workflow API
  • Kavith Thiranga Lokuhewage: JS / CSS Compression API -
  • Prasath Nadarajah: MediaWiki API
  • Stefan Neculai: Web Services API

The next few weeks are going to be key for the student’s success in the program. Mentors and students will be working together closely to formulate plans that will guide them through the rest of the summer. Students will be learning how to work with the development infrastructure and studying the Joomla APIs and design patterns.

The students have already been participating in fixing bugs and on the development mailing lists.

The community can get involved in helping and assisting the students by joining our mailing list, giving them feedback on development mailing lists, and following the work in their github repositories. Although the students are going to be taking their direction from mentors, input and advice from the development community at large will be very helpful and is an essential part of the open source development process.

These students were chosen from among more than 50 applicants, and choosing the final projects was very challenging. Thank you to all of the students who applied and community members who submitted project ideas and provided feedback to students.

Joomla! is one of 180 open source projects participating in Google Summer of Code 2012.  We appreciate Google’s support of student work in open source projects.






An Idea for the Joomla 3.0 Editing Mode
Written by Steve Burge   
Monday, 23 April 2012 15:58

Last week we gave you a glimpse of a possible new design for Joomla 3.0.

To recap some of the key points:

  • Kyle Ledbetter and his Joomla Usability team ( ) are redesigning Joomla using Twitter Bootstrap ( ).
  • Making Joomla 3.0 mobile-ready is a very high priority.
  • The release of Joomla 3.0 is still over five months away and much work is still to be done. What you see here are ideas, but only ideas so far. Look for more information as work progresses.
  • Head over to if you want to get involved.





A First Look at the Mobile-Ready Joomla 3.0
Labels: Joomla 3.0Usability

Written by Steve Burge   
Monday, 16 April 2012 14:40

Joomla 3.0 is due in September and the team have been hard at work bringing the next era of Joomla to life.

One of the most important changes will be an overhaul of Joomla's design. Both the visitor and administrator areas are being redesigned from top-to-bottom.

The next web revolution will be the mobile revolution. As hundreds of millions more people come online, many of them will only be using mobile devices. Our aim is make Joomla 3.0 completely mobile-friendly, while still remaining recognizably Joomla.

Kyle Ledbetter and his Joomla Usability team ( ) are redesigning Joomla using Twitter Bootstrap. Twitter describes Bootstrap as being: "an extensive front-end toolkit for developing web sites and applications." Using Boostrap allows Joomla to create a mobile-ready experience based on a hugely popular framework that many other developers and designers already know and love. You can find the offical Bootstrap project homepage at

The release of Joomla 3.0 is still over five months away and much work is still to be done, but here are some teaser shots of where things are today. Look for more information as work progresses and head over to if you want to get involved.


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