development has been progressing at a furious pace over the last few months, past the Alpha, and towards a more stable Beta product. But how good is it? Does it actually provide an enterpr
Monday, 14 September 2009
...n management principles. Our support services have been catering to distressed clients where the previous
developer has disappeared from the industry, leaving the client hard done by in terms of ongo...
Monday, 18 May 2009
... 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 into any deve...
Saturday, 25 October 2008
...t is effective web strategy based on leading edge technologies. I've seen it happen time and again where a
developer delivers an application to a client that is based on code and design principles tha...
Thursday, 19 June 2008
One of the key factors in delivering a successful product is research and
development. This research and development may take many forms, either from an engineering perspective or from a creative pers
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
.... This is a good opportunity for the wider web design community in Queensland to focus on quality design,
development and training, having come from my interactions with the Web Standards Group, the ...
Saturday, 24 November 2007
develop professional artwork and press collateral for clientele, you need to understand the development of independent publishing in general. The online space is driven primarily by open
Saturday, 15 September 2007
...is providing better return on investment for Internet Puzzle's clients. Absalom Media was involved in the
development of the Internet Puzzle brand, logo and colour scheme, in conjuction with the prin...
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
...user experience testing, usability, web accessibility and the like are removed from the perspective of the
developers because the community vision of the Core Team does not include the end users. As t...
Monday, 30 July 2007
...e 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, might fit insi...
Monday, 16 July 2007
... legitimacy of commercially and non-GPL compatible licenced extensions and the ability for certain Joomla!
developers to land grab rights over third party work. That stuff may be who has a voice on th...
Thursday, 12 July 2007
This is a very short, simple, right of reply to this
developer post made by Louis Landry after I suggested that there was an organisational business plan in place concerning GPL compliance that resemb
Friday, 06 July 2007
... your first application for Joomla! 1.5 ? Have no idea how to do it ? Then "Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension
Development" is for you. This book, written by Joseph Le Blanc, who has produced component tu...
Wednesday, 04 July 2007
The legalese currently traded against the third party
development community is that they violate the GNU GPL based on the fact the 'original copyright holders' may be informed of their actions to prod
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
...rious 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 Sitepoint publica...
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
...around the world. To this end, we are members of the Web Standards Group. Our principal designer and lead
developer, Lawrence Meckan, is also a fully paid member of the Australian Web Industry Associ...
Saturday, 30 June 2007
...ligarchy who cannot or will not cope with bad press about their decision to enforce the GPL on third party
developers, something that the GPL itself does not allow, I'm left wondering what's been won ...
Thursday, 28 June 2007
...omla! may need to rethink concerning their policy direction. Absalom Media and other commercially licenced
developers are not in competition to Joomla!, for without our work, we would not have the pre...
Thursday, 21 June 2007
...on-GPL package. Another is the Joomla Summer of Code with Google, which is still, essentially, third party
development in regards to core functionality within Joomla!. Within the Summer of Code for th...
Thursday, 14 June 2007
...cenced model to a dual licenced model (such as SugarCRM). In this way, Johan's words concerning commercial
developers needing to keep their code GPL is understandable, as this clause allows an exit fo...
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
...sity to get CPT established once your application to the program
has been accepted." Taken from Google's
Developer Knowledge Base: Who's Eligible to Participate as a Student? Yet there is no docume...
Monday, 11 June 2007
...e of the entire Joomla! core product is up for review. There have been repeated threats against commercial
developers by one of the project managers of Joomla!. So not all is well in the one of the le...
Friday, 08 June 2007
...rs of the various Mambo teams pre and post-fork to Joomla! are no better than each other. In this way, the
developers and moderators need to learn not to panic when all they've invested in goes a litt...
Sunday, 29 April 2007
...arch relevance over the next month, both to publically test the credibility of the superior web technology
developed by Absalom Media and to see what is required to gain a significant foothold inside ...
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
The Joomla! Melbourne User Group, otherwise known as Joomla!MUG, is a community
development project to help evangelise and support the Joomla content management system across Melbourne. This project
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
...pplications within Mambo and Joomla! can take shape. Dublin Core Firstly, let's deal with the Dublin Core
development work. Since I was given the task of developing some form of application/plugin fo...
Monday, 09 April 2007
...bits 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, ethics and inte...
Saturday, 24 March 2007
There has been an awful lot of fanfare on the Joomla! forums about the newfangled Beez template,
developed by the "accessibility" side of the Design & Accessibility team, in the hope that it provi
Thursday, 01 March 2007
...conferences. The only solution to this that I can see is that we equip our up and coming web designers and
developers to deliver A grade performances, capable of showing innovative and clear direction...
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
...egards 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 infancy, stil...
Monday, 26 February 2007
...een drinks. Joomla!, once the upstart fork or spoon from Mambo, is now the expected package to release and
develop for.. Mambo, once pride of place, is spoken of in derogatory tones, due in part...
Friday, 23 February 2007
...tworks, new programming languages, new ways of solving old problems, the risk is that a policy guiding web
development will become out of date fairly quickly. So how does one allay web development in...
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
...n Joomla, which have posed a significant problem unto themselves with the ItemID/menuID issues. As I have
developed code elsewhere within enterprise level CMS systems apart from Joomla! and Mambo, th...
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
...elling / comp cards / advertisements Commercial music post-production editing / remixing Logo and typeface
development, under the Acrylic label Brand manual and style guide documentation, also under t...
Sunday, 18 February 2007
The continued lockout by the Mambo Foundation Inc., through Mambo Communities, of an open source/GPL
development account is a blight on the claims that Mambo is an open source architecture. In the la
Thursday, 08 December 2005
Over the last two years, Absalom Media has been
developing GPL and other open sourced licenced work on Mamboforge, the official Mambo development site of all Mambo related components, modules and temp
Tuesday, 06 December 2005
...s paces, seeing what's changed over time, and what might need some work. To help analyse and test the
development of 4.5.3 over time, I'm working off 3 distinct things. The 4.5.3 that was in ...
Thursday, 01 December 2005
... queries fielded on the Mambo
forums. This is in place until such time the organisation allows those
develop in Mambo the freedom to speak up on the forums. Our first release is a revised conte...
Friday, 25 November 2005
...sign as well as finishing off my second submission by tomorrow (14th Nov 05). The reason Absalom Media can
develop designs to layouts so quickly is the use of rapid CSS prototyping, cutting the develo...
Sunday, 13 November 2005
... clients for the break in transmission and support over the last few days. To those in the open source web
development world who use Absalom Media as their resource for all things design, accessibilit...
Friday, 11 November 2005
...le think this is some sort of disgruntled vent into the world, the new core team now contains at least two
developers from Miro itself, being Travis and Cameron Fraser.? A third developer was working ...
Saturday, 22 October 2005
...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. To help also ease readibility, I'll b...
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
The nature of open source
development is that it allows people to freely modify existing code and fork it into a new or derivative version. Commercial development, on the other hand, is usually limite
Friday, 23 September 2005
... end users in general ? Damian (aka idigital) posed the possibility of "Ill treatment of Third Party
Developer's release announcement" within the Mambo community, and was censored and b...
Friday, 09 September 2005
...s chose to remove my access to the Mamboserver forum. As the open source project I manage as a third party
developer for Mambo has had over 350,000 downloads from Mamboforge, not to mention other down...
Friday, 02 September 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The multi-award-winning team of core
developers, that developed the world's
most popular content management system known as Mambo, has changed the name of
Friday, 02 September 2005
fee will be waived. We understand if you do not wish to be part
of the Foundation in light of recent
developments and will respect your
decision should you want to be removed from the forums. P...
Thursday, 01 September 2005
...s light primarily because it significantly diverges from the existing roadmap laid out by the current core
developers. The current core developers, who now reside at OpenSourceMatters, have better und...
Saturday, 27 August 2005
...ernational, to discuss the continuing issues with the Mambo Foundation and what that means for third party
developers such as Absalom Media, community members in the Mambo community, and the end users...
Friday, 19 August 2005