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Joomla Development Insights

John is the owner and senior developer of Blue Bridge.
Mar
26

Why Predictability is Expensive

Why Predictability is Expensive

Predictability is expensive.  For example, a Lexus will cost you more than your average American car, but with a consistently high reliability score that increases with each new version, it makes the higher price justifiable for many consumers (And the Lexus owners who can't remember the name of their mechanic would attest to that!)

Of course, being expensive doesn't always translate into providing more value. But when it comes to providing predictable, stable, results, I'd argue that the benefit is worth the cost.  It's expensive to deal with irregular work that breaks as often as it works.  If predictability is so valuable however, why don't more Joomla development companies focus on it?

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Mar
20

Should You Use Joomla 2.5 or 3?

Should You Use Joomla 2.5 or 3?

We used to have to test website changes for Internet Explorer 6 because many businesses continued to use it, believing that it was safer to stay several versions behind the current version of Internet Explorer. However, Internet Explorer 6 used non-standard conventions and had numerous security holes, creating serious risk for its users.

Many businesses express hesitation when it comes to upgrading to the latest version of a software. The decision to use newer versions must be taken on a case-by-case basis, as sometimes refusing to use the newer versions causes problems and other times it's in the best interest of the site owner. For the past year and a half, businesses have had a similar choice with Joomla, specifically choosing between Joomla 2.5 and 3. So which should you choose?

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Feb
14

Choosing Good Joomla Extensions

Choosing Good Joomla Extensions

Recently, I helped an associate with a Wordpress shopping cart. They were running into problems because of how the developers had coded the plugin. On the front end it looked fine, but it was so oddly designed on the backend that they couldn't manage it.

Unfortunately, many site owners run into similar problems.

They choose an extension because they are impressed by the way that it looks, but once it is installed, the interface is so complicated that they find themselves unable to make it work for them. That’s not a big deal if you plan to have an outside development company manage your site. But for many businesses, that isn’t a reasonable option.

When developing or choosing a Joomla extension, its appearance is only half of the picture. The other half – and arguably the more important – is the end user.

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