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Based in the quiet Scottish town of Cumnock, nestled in the Ayrshire countryside, close to Ayr, Kilmarnock, Glasgow and Edinburgh, we have become known in the Joomla! industry as one of the country’s most skilled professional service providers.

We build beautiful, functional and modern websites.

Don’t just take our word for it, ask our clients and feel free to view their websites.

We are proud to have a diverse client base, we’ve worked with local charities, enterprise organisations, hosting companies, the Joomla! project‘s current core team leader - Andrew Eddie, the driving force behind the original Joomla! 1.5 codebase - Johan Janssens, an international humanitarian aid organisation and UNRIC, the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.

Nooku screenshot
Client:
Joomlatools
Overview:
Design & Build
Joomla! template
phpBB3 theme
WordPress theme
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
Nooku screenshotClick here
Link:
www.nooku.org
Nooku screenshot
Client:
JXtended
Overview:
Design & Build
Joomla! template
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
JXtended screenshotClick here
Link:
jxtended.com
UNRIC KYR screenshot
Client:
UNRIC
Project:
Know Your Rights 2008
Overview:
Build
Joomla! template
Advanced CSS
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
UNRIC KYR screenshotClick here
Link:
html.knowyourrights2008.org
UNRIC Cool Planet screenshot
Client:
UNRIC
Project:
Cool Planet 2009
Overview:
Advanced CSS
Joomla! HTML Overrides
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
UNRIC Clean Planet screenshotClick here
Link:
www.coolplanet.org
Rochen screenshot
Client:
Rochen
Overview:
Build
Website template
WordPress theme
ClientExec theme
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
Rochen screenshotClick here
Link:
www.rochenhost.com
The Well Foundation screenshot
Client:
The Well Foundation
Overview:
Design & Build
Logo Design
Printwork Design
Joomla! template
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
The Well Foundation screenshotClick here
Link:
www.wellfoundation.org.uk
YES screenshot
Client:
Young Enterprise Scotland
Overview:
Design & Build
Joomla! template
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
YES screenshotClick here
Link:
www.yes.org.uk
ZIA Network screenshot
Client:
ZIA Network
Overview:
Design & Build
Joomla! template
Mailchimp Integration
YOS Newscrawler Integration
xhtml/css
web 2.0
Close Up:
The Well Foundation screenshotClick here
Link:
www.zianetwork.com
  • Nooku
  • JXtended
  • UNRIC
  • UNRIC
  • Rochen
  • The Well Foundation
  • Young Enterprise Scotland
  • ZIA Network

What is a Content Management System?

A content management system (CMS) is a computer application, usually web-based, which is used to manage work flow needed to collaboratively create, edit, review, index, search, publish and archive various kinds of digital media and electronic text.

CMSs are frequently used for storing, controlling, versioning, and publishing documentation such as news articles, user manuals, technical manuals, sales guides, and marketing brochures. The content managed may include files, image media, audio files, video files, electronic documents, and Web content.

What is Joomla?

Joomla! is a content management system platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets as well as a Model–view–controller (MVC) Web Application Development framework.

The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization.

It is written in the PHP programming language and uses the MySQL database system to store information. Joomla is the result of a fork of Mambo. Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Joomla is free software.

The Joomla! package consists of many different parts, which allow modular extensions and integrations to be made easily. An example of such are extensions called "Plugins". Plugins are background extensions that extend Joomla! with new functionality.There are over 3,000 extensions for Joomla! available via the Extensions Directory.

In addition to Plugins, more comprehensive extensions are available. "Components" allow webmasters to perform such tasks as build a community by expanding user features, backup a website, translate content and create URLs that are more friendly to search engines. "Modules" perform such tasks as displaying a calendar or allowing custom code like Google AdSense etc., to be inserted within the base Joomla! code.

Joomla! permits administrators to set global configuration parameters that affect every article. Every page conforms to these parameters by default, but a page can have its own setting for each parameter. For example, you can select to show or hide the article author or simply go with the global "show author" parameter.

A liitle history about the Joomla! project

Joomla! came into being as the result of the fork of the Mambo project by its development team on August 17, 2005. At that time, the Mambo name was trademarked by Miro International Pvt Ltd, who formed a non-profit foundation with the stated purpose to fund the project and protect it from lawsuits. The development team claimed that many of the provisions of the foundation structure went against previous agreements made by the elected Mambo Steering Committee, lacked the necessary consultation with key stake-holders and included provisions that violated core open source values.

The development team created a web site called OpenSourceMatters to distribute information to users, developers, web designers and the community in general. The project team leader Andrew Eddie, a.k.a. "MasterChief" wrote an open letter to the community which appeared on the announcements section of the public forum at mamboserver.com.

A thousand people had joined the opensourcematters.org web site within a day, most posting words of encouragement and support and the web site received the slashdot effect as a result. Miro CEO Peter Lamont gave a public response to the development team in an article titled "The Mambo Open Source Controversy - 20 Questions With Miro". This event created controversy within the free software community about the definition of "open source". Forums at many other open source projects were active with postings for and against the actions of both sides.

In the two weeks following Andrew Eddie's announcement, teams were re-organized and the community continued to grow. Eben Moglen and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) assisted the Joomla! core team beginning in August 2005. The SFLC continue to provide legal guidance to the Joomla! project.

On August 18 2005, Andrew Eddie called for community input on suggested names for the project. The core team indicated that it would make the final decision for the project name based on community input. The name the core team eventually chose was not on the list of suggested names provided by the community.

On September 1, 2005 the new name, "Joomla!", was announced, which is the English spelling of the Arabic word jumla meaning "all together" or "as a whole", as well as "sentence" (as in, phrase).

On September 7, 2005, the development team called for logo submissions from the community, invited the community to vote on the logo preferred, and announced the community's decision on September 22, 2005. Following the logo selection, brand guidelines, a brand manual, and set of logo resources were published on October 2, 2005 for the community's use.

On September 13th 2005, our CEO (or Chief CSS Wizard as we like to call him) Waseem Sadiq made the decision to abondon the Mambo project and instead become an active memeber of the Joomla! community.

Joomla! (Joomla 1.0.0) was released on September 16, 2005. It was a re-branded release of Mambo 4.5.2.3 which, itself, was combined with other bug and moderate-level security fixes. Joomla! won the Packt Publishing Open Source Content Management System Award in both 2006 and 2007.

On October 27, 2008, PACKT Publishing announced Johan Janssens, as elected by the Joomla community, the "Most Valued Person" (MVP) for his work leading the project through the development of the new 1.5 Joomla Framework and Architecture.

Joomla! version 1.5 was released on January 22, 2008. The most recent release (July 22, 2009) is 1.5.14.

At the end of June 2009 an alpha version of 1.6 has been made available for testing purposes.

Who uses Joomla!

Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

  • Corporate websites or portals
  • Online commerce
  • Small business websites
  • Non-profit and organizational websites
  • Government applications
  • Corporate intranets and extranets
  • School and church websites
  • Personal or family homepages
  • Community-based portals
  • Magazines and newspapers
Can my website can be built using the Joomla! framework?

Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to make your website sing. But for many people, the true power lies in the application framework that makes it possible for thousands of developers around the world to create powerful add-ons and extensions. Here are just some examples of the thousands of available extensions:

  • Dynamic form builders
  • Business or organizational directories
  • Document management
  • Image and multimedia galleries
  • E-commerce and shopping cart engines
  • Forums and chat software
  • Calendars
  • Blogging software
  • Directory services
  • Email newsletters
  • Data collection and reporting tools
  • Banner advertising systems
  • Subscription services
  • and many, many more…"

If you're ready to take the plunge and would like to hire us to work on your next project, then contact us now for a free no obligation consultation.

 

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