Designer's Diary & Desktop Denotations

 

Every now and then, I'll share a piece of wisdom here, let you in on some interesting discovery, talk about business in general, or web design in particular - or I'll just rant :) Enjoy!

 

Blog: Designer's Diary & Desktop Denotations

virtuemart 0Whew.
I had skipped working with VM 2.x all together and lemme tell ya... it's a learning curve from the original Virtuemart. 

I still believe that this is one of the most comprehensive shopping carts around (especially with a price tag of $0) but the documentation sucks. Well, it's non existent. At least, for the new Joomla 3.x compatible version. And, while previous versions were well documented, all, or almost all of the Wikis 'n whatnots are no longer relevant.

How did I miss this until now? Check out "This Week in Google"

Holy cr*p, really? Good God. Where did this year go?

So... much like any other year, I've completely dropped the ball on the blogging bit. Sorry. Again.

As the Joomla! team is getting to the home stretch with Joomla! 3.5 (this will be released at the end of the year, and subsequently, support for Joomla! 2.5 will be phased out), there have definitely been some growing pains. The last update didn't quite work as advertised and eventually had to be installed manually...

I ended up taking down our demo site (at least temporarily), as it was getting hacked and abused left, right, and center. Really ticks me off, too. That site is supposed to help people and act as a reference. The hacker community as a whole has been very industrious, this year...

Seeing that 90% of our new business turns into either Joomla! conversions or new installations,

Whew.

After 2 days of fighting with Google/YouTube trying to get videos posted to our COMPANY account (not a personal one), I'm happy to report that we have, in fact, a working YouTube Channel.  

In keeping with New Year's resolutions 'n such... we're finally getting started on making Joomla! training videos available. 

Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/user/ontariowebdesign

Good grief... last year has just flown by. Anyhow... I hope you had a lovely journey into 2014 and are well into recuperating  from recent festivities.

I don't usually do New Year's resolutions but I'm making an exception this time around. There have been far too many ideas and projects twirling around my head without ever materializing...