One of the reasons for the success behind Joomla and Wordpress is they give website owners the ability to extend a website with Extensions. The Joomla Extension Directory (at the time of writing) contains 6,238 extensions. An incredible number of bolt-on features and functionality. However, it can be difficult to sort the good from the bad.
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.
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.
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.