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Our blog posts are the result of issues and opportunities we see in our daily work. They are designed to increase understanding and provide a source of vision for your web presence.

Joomla 1.0 Sites Under Attack

We still maintain some sites that are running Joomla 1.0.15. This software officially reached its end-of-life July 22nd, 2009. In the intervening almost 16 months, there have been no security patches. That's a long time in the software security world. As a result, our 1.0 clients sites are being hacked into with increasing regularity. We wish we could apply a security patch to prevent these breaches, but none are available. We've taken all due precautions we can, but the bad guys on the Internet are devious and relentless. About all we can do now is to run a nightly integrity check...

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Joomla 1.6 Status

The latest beta for Joomla 1.6 is out. This is the 15th beta. Yes, that's a lot, but the development team decided to go with rapid betas, released every two weeks regardless of how the current status. There are now four bugs that are awaiting resolution before the 1.6 realase candidate is created. The Joomla website says they expect to release the Joomla 1.6 RC 1 on December 13th, unless some major issue is discovered in the meantime. It's about a year past when we hoped 1.6 would ship, but the development team's making measurable and rapid progress now. We'll keep...

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Joomla 1.5.22 Released

Today the Joomla project released Joomla 1.5.22. It fixes a low-impact security flaw. All our customers that were running 1.5.21 have been upgraded to 1.5.22.

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Hosting for your Joomla site

A prospective customer wrote us that he was offered a 'screeming deal' on GoDaddy for $7 per month. Would we still be able to support his site there? Here's what I wrote back...

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Good Website Images vs. Bad Images

If you've been our client long, you know we emphasize that good images for your website show real people doing things that the website visitor would like to be doing. If such images aren't available yet, we'll put in a stock photo image. The latest usability results show.....

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