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New demo: The Morph template development framework for Joomla 

Good news for all Joomla website developers! We just opened the door to the new, improved demo of Morph’s Configurator! If you’re unsure about if the Morph framework fits you or your Joomla website…

Quick Installer upgraded. Are your Joomla extensions up to date? 

Our Quick Installer is a combination of the latest version of Joomla, a number of pre-installed and configured extensions that we have tried and tested to be useful time savers, along with well…

Is your Morph powered Joomla site up to date? 

We all know about the importance of keeping your Joomla website up to date, which includes upgrading to the latest version of Joomla and all extensions you have installed. The Morph framework is no…

New release: Rational Magic themelet – with unique block style feature 

With the release of the Rational Magic themelet you have a new level of customization for your Joomla website. Beside the new logo options, you can also quickly add styling to your blocks and…

MySQL database work doesn’t have to be complicated 

"Does working with your MySQL database scare the crap out of you?"

"It doesn’t have to be scary, I swear." 

Read the full blog post…

Web Designers vs. Web Developers (Infographic) 

"Let’s be honest. Being a web developer or a web designer doesn’t exactly give you an edge with the pretty girls (or guys) at your local pickup bar. If you were a part-time firefighter or investment banker, maybe. Nevertheless, the feud continues between web designers and web developers over which profession is the true calling. Like the yin and yang, these two are in constant battle to prove their dominance over the other, even when they work closely together."

Here is an infographic of the differences between web designers and web developers. Enjoy! ;)

Understanding the F-Layout in Web Design

The F-Layout relies upon various eyetracking studies for it’s foundational concept. These scientific studies show that web surfers read the screen in an “F” pattern – seeing the top, upper left corner and left sides of the screen most… only occasionally taking glances towards the right side of the screen. These eyetracking studies argue in favor of placing the most important elements of your site (branding, navigation, call to action) on the left side of the design.

Heatmap - Understanding the F-Layout in Web Design

This tutorial will walk you through the principles of the F-Layout, why it works, and how you can create your own.

New and improved logo options for your Morph powered Joomla site 

The logo in Morph has been an area we wanted to improve for a while now, as it was proving a little limiting in how it was applied to a site. We are happy to tell you that the improvements are now…

Brilliant blog post about the quality of web design and development...and more 

For all the would-be web designers out there: Your tool doesn’t make you any smarter. In fact it probably makes you dumber. Yes I’m serious. Your open source CMS tool probably has inhibited you from learning things you need to learn. Not a designer? Don’t want to learn HTML? “Oh I’ll just use that template”. What happens when the tool doesn’t do what you want? What happens when the client wants something that your template doesn’t offer? Do you blame it on your tool?  Do you cuss out your template provider?  Don’t take out your lack of knowledge on others.  It’s fine if you don’t know what to do. Everyone at every level of life has to deal with this. What you do at the cross road determines the type of web designer / developer you are. Are you going to learn or are you going to blame your tool? If you don’t have time to learn contract it out to someone who knows what they’re doing, just please, I’m begging you, don’t blame it on the people that know what they’re doing.

How to set up a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for your Joomla site 

There are two main CDN extensions available for Joomla, and I’ve just installed one on this site. I’m happy with the result - I hope you notice the difference in speed! In this post, I’ll look at what CDN is, take a look at two different CDN extensions for Joomla and how to set up CDN using jomCDN from corephp.

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