'Picture Yourself Building a Website in 20 Minutes with Joomla!' shows readers how to create, customize, and edit a commercial-quality website and put it online in less than 30 minutes. Joomla! is an easy to use, open-source software package for creating and managing websites. Using the four-color, visual format of the Picture Yourself series,
readers can customize their new sit with control panels, integrate e-commerce capabilities and video, edit articles with a built-in text editor, upload pictures, change the color scheme, and more!
# Presented in the 4-color, visual, tutorial style of the 'Picture Yourself' series.
# Teaches readers how to create, customize, and edit a commercial-quality website and put it online in less than 30 minutes using Joomla!
# A companion website provides readers access to Spectacular Sites which has over 100 website design templates and where they can sign up for hosting services.
Mark Andrews, who began his writing career as a reporter and columnist for the New York Daily News, moved to Silicon Valley and started writing computer books in 1984. His first computer book, the classic Atari Roots, is still online at AtariArchives.com. Mark has written many other books about computers and computer languages, including Learn Visual C++ Now (Microsoft Press). According to its review on Amazon.com, Learn Visual C++ Now is "the bestselling book of its kind, with more than 250,000 copies sold."
Mark designed his first Web site, The Swing Connection, while working at Sun Microsystems. Many articles that he wrote for this site are still online at Sun's Java Web site, Java.Sun.com. Since his days at Sun, Mark has created and designed dozens of other Web sites. He is the founder and owner of Spectacular Sites, of Reno, Nevada, a company that designs and hosts Web sites - including Internet store sites - for a large and growing number of customers.
Chapter 1: Managing the Basics;
Chapter 2: How to Use Templates;
Chapter 3: How to Create and Edit Text;
Chapter 4: How to Use Your Sites Control Panel;
Chapter 5: How to Customize Your Web Site using extensions called modules, components, and plugins;
Chapter 6: How to Create and Use Modules;
Chapter 7: How to Use and Manage Components;
Chapter 8: How to Extend Your Web Site with Plugins