Which is better: Joomla! or Wordpress?

Actually, neither. Wordpress and Joomla are the most popular open source CMS packages at the moment. But the thing that really makes the difference is the web designer / developer, not the CMS.

Why cheap websites are (almost always) not the best

The open source framework of Joomla! and other community supported CMS packages like Drupal, Wordpress, Magento, etc come with a virtual promise of DIY website success - but often the results you will get in using cheap web developers are on a par with what you spend.

Joomla site slow? Here's some pointers (part 2)

Is your site a bit slow and laggy? In part 2 of this series we'll discuss some third party extensions, hosting options and compare our example Joomla site before and after optimisation.

Joomla site slow? Here's some pointers (part 1)

Is your Joomla site a bit slow and laggy? We'll discuss some reasons why and some solutions you can put in place right now to speed things up a bit. This is a big topic with a lot to cover so here's part one.

E-commerce is rarely "simple"

A few days ago, we received an enquiry from a potential client asking for a "simple" e-commerce site. It reminded me of a previous project which started out as a simple site but ended up being one of the biggest sites we've ever built.

Joomla 3.5 is Coming. Yay! or NOT

A couple of weeks back, on 12 July 2012, Joomla announced the release of Joomla 3.0 Alpha-1. When new versions of popular software are announced, all us developer nerds usually respond with enthusiam and eagerness as we clamber to experiment with all the new features and functionality we have been anxiously waiting for. But, that doesn't seem to be the case with this release.

Is 'submit' good enough? A lesson in branding

Have you ever had one of those forehead slapping moments? You know. When you read an article or a tweet that makes you shake your head and say "that is so obvious. I can't believe I never thought of it." Well, I had one of them this morning.

Why you should trust your designer

At Joomstore, all we do all day long is design, build, monitor, tweak and modify our client's web assets. We do each of these tasks with one goal in mind - to help our clients make significant profit from their investment with us.