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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
Feb
06

What Does it Mean When "About Us" Reveals Nothing?

What Does it Mean When "About Us" Reveals Nothing?

The about us page on any company website is always important. It’s here that you’ll find out about the values of the company, their experience, and the founding principles that influence their work. It’s also where you meet the people who contribute their talents to the business and who you will trust with your project.

So, what does it mean when you explore a Joomla Development companies website only to discover that they don’t have an about us page, or the page doesn’t feature a single team member?

Short answer: It’s not a good sign.

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Sep
26

Why It's so Tough To Find a Good Joomla! Developer

Why It's so Tough To Find a Good Joomla! Developer

Blue Bridge is based out of Portland, which has a thriving technology scene. We know lots of other graphic designers, developers, and web specialists. I regularly hear complaints about working with developers. A few weeks ago I was talking to one of these web designers about a site she manages and she made that common complaint and then asked me, "Why is it so hard to find a good WP developer?" It's not just the WP market where it is difficult to find good development help, it's the whole open source ecosystem, including Joomla.

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Apr
23

The Professional

There is a well-known design firm named 37 Signals (actually, they're more of a software company these days, but they started off as a web design firm.) They write a popular blog and they published a few books. They are smart folks and a lot of their ideas are innovative. One thing that I've seen them speak out against is the idea of professionalism, portraying it as a negative quality. I couldn't disagree with them more.

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