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Joomla! versus WordPress 2013

I teach journalism students to use both Joomla! and WordPress. I spend more time on WordPress as my general feeling is that WordPress has improved over the years while Joomla! has stagnated somewhat. Two years ago Web Designer magazine commissioned me to write a feature about Joomla!. It was part of a series of articles […]

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Review: Producing for Web 2.0 – A Student Guide

Review: Whittaker, J, (2009), Producing for Web 2.0: A Student Guide, Routledge Whittaker, J (2009) Producing for Web 2.0 (Media Skills) I’m on the hunt for a core textbook that I can recommend to students who take my Web Production units. The ideal book would provide an overview of the key skills in the creation, […]

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Build a news site in Joomla! in two hours – Web Designer magazine tutorial

This month’s Web Designer magazine includes a tutorial on How to Build a News Site in Joomla! written by me (Steve Hill). By following the 24 steps, readers should end up with a decent looking news site. Well, that’s the general idea. The tutorial will be particularly useful for charities or schools who are seeking […]

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A Dummies guide to Xaraya – can someone write one?

Would Xaraya make a suitable platform for our university news website? A couple of days ago, I put a call out for comments. The extent of my knowledge about Xaraya can be written on a very small postage stamp. Thankfully, Dan (aka Baraboom) from the excellent Xaraya development site Xarigami.com came back with a few […]

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Xaraya or Joomla! – what’s best for a university news site?

Xaraya or Joomla? We created our journalism news site using Joomla! CMS. A few weeks ago, I went up to visit BBC Sport Interactive. Having seen the CMS its journalist use, I feel pretty confident that our students are getting a good grounding in ‘real world’ working practices. But I’m just wondering if we should […]

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