...and the layout as one concise unit, considering the spread. This has ramifications for the way Joomla is
designed in terms of a backend interface. Having excessive tabling and more and more functiona...
Monday, 14 September 2009
...question is how to simplify such a complex model of behaviour, and business intelligence, into a software
The answer may be simpler than you would think. Most business managers cannot gra...
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
...a little overwhelmed ? A bit stuck? Managed to break your website in ways you don't understand? Your
designer walked off into the distance? For a limited time, incident reporting for Joomla, Mam...
Monday, 18 May 2009
... In order to have a secure product, 3 specific rules are understood. These would be considered tips when
designing and developing any internet based product. They are a mantra that should be drilled ...
Saturday, 25 October 2008
...form. This platform also provides better visibility on the Internet for your
business due to the unique
design structures we've implemented. Better
design and engineering means a much better produc...
Monday, 29 September 2008
...inuing direction by Apple itself to use standards based technology, such as HTML and CSS, to deliver well
designed applications to their end users through iTunes, Safari and Quicktime. Sproutcore is a...
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Notice anything different? That's right. We have a new
design for this site. It's not all that's happening either. With new toys, new web portals , new business streams and upgrades on existing
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
...ld be, based on current trends. Why is this so, and what can be done to rectify it? The mantra within the
design industry is that any project has 3 factors: “Fast, Good and Cheap. Choose Two”. It is ...
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
...y take many forms, either from an engineering perspective or from a creative perspective. If a product is
designed to look good, but fails to meet the use the consumer requires, it will fail. If a pro...
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
...os to follow as it gets pushed out to the wider web stream. This is a good opportunity for the wider web
design community in Queensland to focus on quality design, development and training, having co...
Saturday, 24 November 2007
...veloped primarily out of
publishing independently for clients. The concept of a zinester for
design and artwork is the key area to develop any brand. Gutenberg to early 50s: Letterpress, ...
Saturday, 15 September 2007
...lbourne business focussing on home construction and extension. In collaboration with Internet Puzzle, the
design and metadata was refocussed to suit the new direction of the overall business. ...
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
... of groupthink mentality is unfortunately reflected in Rob's post. Recognising that software needs to be
designed to interact with the human psyche on a functional level, to limit the community to wh...
Monday, 30 July 2007
Need to create a professional template in Joomla! ? Need a course in CSS
design ? Then the Joomla! Template Design book from Packt Publishing will help get you started. This book, written by Tessa Bla
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
...by and large have no place in this discussion. Firstly, let's start with the scenario of an up and coming
designer or developer still at school or university. Sam Moffat, current Core Team member, mig...
Monday, 16 July 2007
...s the basics of extension development. This book from Packt Publishing is aimed at the new developer or
designer amongst the Joomla! community. It covers development of a basic restaurant review ext...
Wednesday, 04 July 2007
...s remains unchanged in Joomla 1.5, this is a significant precident to allow plugins in the way Joomla! is
designed. Plugins, of course, not being subject to GPL "voluntary compliance" according to the...
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
...ides and various online interactions. It's not aimed at a specific AJAX framework either, helping the new
designer or developer in AJAX understand why the code is formed the way it is. Being a Sitepo...
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
Absalom Media seeks to provide exceptional CSS
design and industry best practice code to our clientele around the world. To this end, we are members of the Web Standards Group. Our principal designer
Saturday, 30 June 2007
...his is something I will be raising in the coming months through forums such as Still/Open as the need for
design and art to be appreciated requires that the person creating that art should not be cens...
Thursday, 28 June 2007
...a ? Nothing. Business continues as usual. We still continue to produce high quality commercially licenced
design and accessibility work for your business, regardless of the content management system y...
Thursday, 21 June 2007
...ces (BSD, MPL, and so on). Futhermore, other GPL projects, such as Wordpress and Drupal, have commercial
designers developing templates for them which remain outside the GPL. Mambo, the base from whi...
Thursday, 14 June 2007
...at patentable material is actually available for Joomla! ? As the copyright is held by numerous volunteer
designers and developers, both inside the current teams and outside of it, who benefits from h...
Friday, 08 June 2007
To effectively establish your brand or company name across the Internet, a site has to be
designed in order to leverage trust from all the major search vendors such as Google and Yahoo, as well as all
Tuesday, 08 May 2007
... dating, post dating and review dating. This is due to the reliance on abbreviations inside the date-time
design pattern. So what does this mean ? As this site runs a variant on the date time design p...
Monday, 30 April 2007
...iour by the moderators of the Joomla! community. The first instance was with daestrom, who posted on the
Design and Accessibility forum, regarding the failure of Joomla! as an open source CMS as give...
Sunday, 29 April 2007
...l affect difference in usability and product behaviour. After all, why is Digg now the new Slashdot ? In
designing the systems we use in the online marketplace, it must be paramount that the systems ...
Friday, 27 April 2007
...his ? Firstly, during the L'oreal Fashion Fest, on a public access night, it become obvious that graphic
designers and fashion designers are markedly different. So much so, that when I invited one of...
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
...oomla! related applications to talk and share data between each other All this customised development and
design work was carried out by Absalom Media. If you are looking to develop a social media or ...
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Digg is both reflective of publicity.. and.. value.. and identification.. and controversy. It is aimed at bloggers and technically minded people, in a similar vein to Slashdot. Yet what does it
Friday, 13 April 2007
...some form of application/plugin for Joomla! as part of my work within the Usability & Accessibility /
Design & Accessibility Working Group, it's obvious that the solution I've provided for Joomla!...
Monday, 09 April 2007
It's time to get naked.. No style, no
On this day this site will be without any style. This
Tuesday, 03 April 2007
The world is filled with colour,
design and art. It is also saturated with rich media, to the point of information overload for some people. This is where the art of breathing space, to rest, refresh
Thursday, 29 March 2007
...his Simplebits logo by a chop-shop template marketing firm, puportedly selling for $199 USD. Now as a web
design and developer professional, what does this mean ? Firstly, as a web professional, ethic...
Saturday, 24 March 2007
user on an Australian site, which is a good thing.
The other piece of Google arcana relates to
design and ad branding. The suggested route is to experiment and trial.
Heatmapping of Ads...
Monday, 19 March 2007
...ge inside the photo stream is leveraged as part of the greater content for the website. In this way, well
designed, semantic content is being published in a way that microformat search engines can fin...
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
...WS 8 has found the Beez template is actually negotiable by a screen reader, if still suffering from a few
design nuances that need to be fixed. This is actually one of the best templates I've seen thu...
Monday, 05 March 2007
...re on the Joomla! forums about the newfangled Beez template, developed by the "accessibility" side of the
Design & Accessibility team, in the hope that it provides the correct path for accessibili...
Thursday, 01 March 2007
A hot topic running around at the moment is the revisiting of the gender imbalance at major
designer conferences. This issue had its flames fanned by Kottke, expounded by Eric Meyer, cross germi
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
...n, or in regards to circumstances within the marketplace and bazaar. So what does that mean for us as web
designers, developers and implementers ? Web development and design remains an industry in inf...
Monday, 26 February 2007
...as part of the community. Questions were asked as to why such an extension as OpenSEF, the rebadged and re
designed Xaneon, couldn't form part of the core. And so the initial war over SEF was fought, ...
Friday, 23 February 2007
...at will manage you, your web teams, your third party vendors and anyone else remotely associated with web
design and development inside a major firm over that extended period. Technology may change, i...
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
...screen reader technology and a gamut of other resources available at Absalom Media's disposal. Within our
design studios, we also cater to a
Flash clientele, aiming to produce the best visual experie...
Sunday, 18 February 2007
...that a major US discount retailer, Target, is being sued for lack of accessibility in regards to its site
design and construction, should help educate the business world at large to the legal and ethi...
Friday, 10 February 2006
...e final release. From a technical perspective, 4.53 has changed significantly from its original intended
design six months ago. In the original CVS, the aim was to have patTemplating (pT) implemented...
Thursday, 01 December 2005
I've submitted my first
design to the Mambo 4.5.3 Template Competition. It is the "Freedom" template, being fully XHTML and CSS compliant. The reason I've done this is due to missing
Sunday, 13 November 2005
... To those in the open source web development world who use Absalom Media as their resource for all things
design, accessibility and technical on the web, we are back now, to continue providing templat...
Friday, 11 November 2005
Sooner or later I will get that
design tutorial finished as I discussed on the Xoops boards. I'm just trying to figure out how to break Xoops out of 3 column envy into something that looks unique
Wednesday, 26 October 2005
...alking. This podcast covers Mambo Love, the new Team Members, the Mamboday in Italy, the Mambo Love Badge
Design Competition, the current state of development (i.e. none!) and the Foundation facts. T...
Monday, 17 October 2005
One of the most profound issues I've had to deal with being a web
designer and developer for both small business and multinational corporate clients is the use and abuse of internationalisation. I've
Friday, 30 September 2005