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Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:16 pm
by waulu
Hi

I am a begginer, someone can recommend a book?

Is this a good book? http://www.packtpub.com/joomla/book/mid/081205a2vl4o

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:30 pm
by vmguru
I bought this book and I thought it was pretty good and got alot of good reviews by others:

http://www.amazon.com/Joomla-Users-Guid ... gy_b_img_c

Take a look and see if its what your looking for

VMGuru :)

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:11 pm
by Michelle Bisson
Thanks VMGuru!

Can I suggest that all who recommend a book provide the direct link on our Joomla! Amazon Bookstores? http://shop.joomla.org.

This is because the Joomla! Project (OSM) receives a small commission for any sales made throught our shop. This is one of the ways that the project raises funds to operate.

Thank You for supporting the project!

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:11 am
by jackjackjack
Hello,

I just purchased this book from amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Joomla- ... 254&sr=1-2

and I will let you guys know if it is useful :O)

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:56 am
by Michelle Bisson
jackjackjack,

Would you be interested in writing a book review after reading the book (that could be published on the community site)?

It does not have to be long review, maybe two or three paragraphs.

Michelle

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:09 am
by meloman
"Mastering Joomla" is my bible! I recommend it to anybody serious about extension programming.
http://astore.amazon.ca/joo0d-20/detail/1847192823

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:56 pm
by joneall
I also am looking for a good book on Joomla. From reviews on Amazon and other places, I get the impression that most of the books available spend far too much time rehashing easy-to-understand parts, like the section-category-article trinity.

Much info is available on the web, of course, but I have yet to find a good explanation of modules and menus, the "standard" menus availalbe (top-menu, user1, etc.) and when/where they are available. It would also be good to find a schema for linking menus to what one sees on the front-end screen, which obviously involves modules.

Only after all this, would I feel ready to start studying the modification or writing of templates. (I know a bit of PHP and am pretty conversant with CSSs.)

So what book -- or web URL -- addresses these needs?

Thanks in advance for recommendationss for books or informative web sites.

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:20 pm
by meloman
Maybe that one : http://astore.amazon.ca/joo0d-20/detail/0136135609
Haven't read it but it look interesting.

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:47 pm
by Michelle Bisson
I would like to encourage everyone to purchase Joomla! books (as well as any other book) from the Joomla! Amazon bookstores.

http://shop.joomla.org/

The Joomla! Project makes a small commission on all sales made through their Amazon stores.

If you find any Joomla! books that are not yet listed in our Joomla! Amazon bookstores, please list them in this forum.

That way, the Joomla! Shop Team can add them to our Amazon bookstores.

Thank you!

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:44 am
by joneall
Michelle Bisson wrote:I would like to encourage everyone to purchase Joomla! books (as well as any other book) from the Joomla! Amazon bookstores.
Good idea, but all the books your shop points to at Amazon.fr are in French. Sure, I can read French, since I live "here", but I prefer English in this case. Couldn't you point to English books too? I could buy at Aamazon.com, but it would take longer and cost more (postage).

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 3:36 am
by Michelle Bisson
joneall,

You should find the link to the English Joomla books on the right column in the Joomla! Amazon bookstore.

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:11 pm
by papermilk

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:19 pm
by xmatthewx
I saw a book specifically on Joomla 1.5 template development, but now I can't find it. Anyone familiar with it?

I'm new to Joomla, but not web development. So I'm specifically looking for a book on templating and site architecture. I don't need basic info on CMS, CSS and SEO. I'm also not an extensions developer.

Any book recommendations for me?

Thanks, I'm excited to learn your platform...

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:21 pm
by xmatthewx
For anyone interested, I highly recommend...

Joomla! 1.5 Template Design
by Tessa Blakeley Silver

If you're new to Joomla templating, but know your css/html, this a great way to quickly dive in.

http://www.packtpub.com/joomla-1-5-temp ... ition/book

Re: Someone can recommend a book?

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:00 pm
by datatrond
Hi Michelle,

You have my full support - moral and financial. Everyone should be seeking ways to give something back to this great community whenever possible!

I've been using Joomla for the past 5 years and before that Mambo. During this time I've met a lot of great people. I've attended Joomla! Days, I've built great web pages - I couldn't have done it without the Joomla! Community.

Anyway, some time ago I was looking for a Joomla 1.6 book, and somehow I found this thread. I followed your advice and used your link to enter Amazon. I decided to purchase the book that caught my interest (The Official Joomla! Book) - but since I was a bit busy that day I bookmarked this thread to be sure to find my way back and be supportive.

Unfortunately, I forgot to complete the purchase when I got back home and didn't buy it before a couple of days later when I was at the airport and had some available time..

I guess Joomla.org had a technical problem or something that day, because I could not access either this link, the root domain or any of it's subdomains. Since I didn't have any affiliate link available I purchased it directly from Amazon.com.

Are there any cookies involved that will prevent Joomla! from losing it's commission in such cases? If so, what is Amazon's current cookie window? If not, your are leaving money on the table!

Have anyone considered moving away from today's "iframe" solution?
Really, it doesn't look good when Joomla! is not able to show the full width and cuts the product text and images in half (right hand side) and I have to scroll sidewise when using the shop!

Also, when we are not able to see/share links (e.g. social bookmarking, Facebook shares, Tweets from web browsers) to exciting products without manually do some digging to find the product's URLs we are talking about lost opportunities in big numbers!

If finance is a concern, this issues should be taken care of.

Kind regards,
Trond :-)