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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 ( http://ux.joomla.org ) 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 http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap.

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 http://ux.joomla.org if you want to get involved.

 

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