Head over to Slashdot and checkout the great new review of Joomla:
1.5: A User's Guide, 2nd Edition is to be recommended,
when matched with the DVD training course. Together they
valuable reference guide and self-teaching tool, for newbies as
as seasoned website developers.
Michael J. Ross (web developer and Slashdot reviewer)
Other review highlights included:
The fourth chapter, "Content Is King: Organizing Your Content," is a
substantial and key chapter for those building a site with Joomla. It
delves into Joomla's so-called "managers": the Article Manager,
Frontpage Manager, Section Manager, Category Manager, and Module
Manager. The author explains how to organize content logically, and the
role of components and modules
People who learn best visually should be pleased with this
demonstration, as well as Barrie North's teaching approach. He holds
one's attention with a friendly yet informative conversational style.
Chapter 8, "Getting Traffic to Your Site," benefits from the author's
knowledge and experience in online marketing and search engine
optimization. For instance, he explains why the developer should
discourage clients who ask for Flash-heavy sites, because pages loaded
down with Flash elements can discourage traffic, for various reasons.
In the DVD training material, he presents a step-by-step process of
bringing traffic to an example site, using Wordtracker and Google
tools. He also shows how to use Google advertising tools such as
AdWords and AdSense.
Check out, Joomla! 1.5: A User's Guide: Building a Successful Joomla! Powered Website (2nd Edition) and Fundamentals of Joomla! (Video Training)!
The second edition of the Joomla book is an update of the best selling book on Joomla, bringing it up to date with the latest version of Joomla Joomla 1.5. It also has a completely new chapter on marketing your site and SEO, two topics that change continuously.
The Joomla Video Training is a completely new release. Its a packed 9 hour Joomla training Joomla video
on Joomla 1.5. You can listen as I explain some of the most difficult
Joomla concepts, like sections and categories and creating your site