E-commerce with Joomla & Virtuemart

Virtuemart is the leading e-commerce system for use with the Joomla Content Management System. More than 1.5 Million downloads so far and according to one estimate approximately 250,000 active online installations.

What is Joomla?

Joomla! is an award-winning Content Management System (CMS) used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal homepages to complex corporate web applications. Here are just some of the ways people use Joomla software:

Who is Joomla right for?

Joomla was designed to make management of your website easy. It's financially viable because it is open source. The templating and tremendous range of 3rd party plugins mean it can be customised in infinite ways.

Joomla. Is it secure?

In the past, opponents to open source technology would state a lack of security as the first reason not to use it. The source code is freely available to every hacker on the planet to analyse, strip apart and find security holes. This is true but it's a good thing.

Thank you to my agency clients

Of the 7 new projects I've just added to my home page, 5 of those are sites that I've worked on in conjuction with other design and marketing organisations around Australia.

Project price or hourly rate?

There are various web design and freelance developer forums out there in web land and invariably on most of them this discussion comes up and is debated with fervent vigour as each developer has their own opinions on what is right and what is fair

Canon in D Guitar tab

Due to the constant requests from viewers of my Youtube vid for the guitar tablature to Pachelbel's Canon in D, I've decided to upload it here.

Number 1 on Google

6 weeks ago, rather than just preaching to my customers the value of Search Engine Optimisation, I decided to take a more proactive approach to SEO for this site.

BEWARE: The part-time developer

I'm inspired to write this article because I'm currently working on more jobs which involve finishing other "developers" projects than new projects of my own.