Joomla! Community Magazine

The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

In this issue, we have made some usability improvements based on recommendations offered by Merav Knafo in her Magazine Usability Testing Report. Thank you Merav and Steve Bickel for your willingness to take a look at the JCM and point out some areas where we can improve!

Also, we give our special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Lukas Polak, Parth Lawate, Jarrod Nettles, and Merav Knafo.


A Great Year for Joomla by Paul Orwig, Lead editor

Feature stories

Matt Lipscomb brings us another excerpt in Insights From: The Official Joomla! Book (Part 2).
Lukas Polak shares insights about his team's JSOP project in J!SOP 2010 – j!Camp Outcome Report.

International stories

Community members have submitted four articles in four different languages for this issue.
Opportunities are now open for community members to submit articles in 17 different languages.

Leadership Connections

OSM board member Alice Grevet shares some updates on what OSM has been doing during November on behalf of the Joomla! project. CLT member Matt Lipscomb takes us behind the scenes once more at Joomla! Day West 2010: The 2010 Video Interviews - Part 2.

Website Case Studies

Robert Vining takes us below decks for a closer look at the Cantalupi Lighting website, and shows us how they use Joomla! to showcase their yacht lighting solutions.

Extensions and Services Evaluations

This month Team EaSE offers up a blizzard of seasonal extensions so your website will shout out Happy Holidays! Brian "Sully" Sullivan has created a special Holiday Fun! surprise just for you that is guaranteed to make you smile (unless your name happens to be Grinch).

JUGs and Events

Joomla! Night Stockholm, an upcoming first of its kind event which will take place on February 4, 2011.

Developers Workbench

Jarrod Nettles shares with us his perspectives on how to maintain your sanity by keeping your code in a single library across multiple projects in Rapid Development Techniques: Preventing Code Fragmentation.

Did you know…?

Nicholas G. Antimisiaris shares his script for verifying the true PHP memory allocation in your shared hosting environment in case you ever wonder Are you getting your fair share of PHP memory?

Designer's studio

Merav Knafo offers her guidance about the 12 Usability Guidelines that every Joomla! template should follow.

Administrator's toolkit

Parth Lawate shares lots of ideas about Fighting spam in a Joomla! powered website.

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Mark Bender bring us Joomla! in the Press/Media — December 2010.

On the lighter side...

Yepr has contributed another Jane Beyond and friends cartoon.

The Joomla! Haiku: Share yours!

Prolific poets,
punsters and word masters too,
spread the Joomla! love...
Post your December 2010 Haiku here!

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!