Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia
By Allan Walker
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 376

In Detail

Joomla! is a content management system designed to organize and deliver content within a web site environment. Multimedia provides us with stunning interactive user experiences and wonderful design options, but it requires discipline and knowledge to utilize it effectively so that we do not alienate our audiences. If you want to display more than just text on your Joomla! pages, this book has been designed for you and is a must-read. It takes you beyond the basics of Joomla! and helps to take full advantage this powerful CMS structure to deliver media-rich web content to your site users.

This book provides detailed information and all the required know-how for Joomla! administrators to create engaging media-rich Joomla! web sites. Utilizing core Joomla! features and the power of Joomla! Extensions, this step-by-step guide will show you how to include popular media elements into your web site and collaborate with external web resources.

You will learn everything you need to know to present text, images, video, and audio in your content both by manually embedding content and using more automated methods. You will learn to create regular podcasts and utilize RSS to help publicize and deliver your site content.
Learn about the popular Multimedia Extensions for Joomla! Learn how they benefit your CMS with additional features and how they are installed and configured. Utilize the abundance of external resources now available on the Web. Learn how your Joomla! site can interact and present web content from external resources such as YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Google.

This book teaches all you need to know to take your standard Joomla! CMS and turn it into a feature packed and media-rich web site. It highlights the benefits of Multimedia features and warns of the accessibility issues that can arise when they are misused. Follow step-by-step tutorials for implementing popular media elements into your site and learn about the accessibility of these resources and how to utilize them effectively with accessibility in mind.

This practical guide will show you how to create media-rich Joomla! web content, using both HTML and the power of Joomla! Extensions.

Approach

This book is a Joomla! tutorial packed with features that you can apply to enhance your Joomla! web site. It contains step-by-step instructions for Joomla! users to build rich multimedia web sites using Joomla!. It shows you how to manually implement features into your site, as well as utilize Extensions and more automated methods. A tutorial approach means you can follow this book chapter by chapter or just dip into the topics you find of interest.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at Joomla! administrators and site developers who want to add media-rich content elements and interactive features to their site. All you need is to have a basic knowledge of the Joomla! platform and want to develop your site with rich media content.

This book is a must-read for Joomla! users wanting to collaborate with external resources such as YouTube, Twitter, Google, and Flickr (amongst others).

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