This is the first installment of Cool Tools--an attempt to make your life as administrator easier. We'll share tips and tricks, new finds, and other resources that will expand your repertoire or give you something helpful to pass on to the users under your care.
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Our friends at Evolution Home Theater recommended us to one of their manufacturing partners and the result is a great new site displaying some of the best audio equipment available.
New Faces at 3by400
If you haven't met Rhonda and Brooke yet, they're the latest additions to our team. Click their names to read more about them! Does this make us 5 by 400?
Update on Gerry
Gerry's not moving quite as quickly as before, but he looks great and says he feels better than he has all year. He doesn't recommend being in the hospital as the best diet plan and is really excited to be home. Thanks to all for prayers, cards, and gifts!
Beth's Tip - Joomla! User's Guide
Are you aware that there really is a User's Guide for Joomla! ? You'll find a very large PDF on the Joomla! web site. It's the handiest 183-page download you'll have.
Seriously, since it is a PDF, if printing is truly necessary, please save some trees and print only the pages you need at that time. Since updates to Open Source software sometime happen a warp speed, it's probably easiest to find what you need online within the PDF...no printing required, and it includes a handy, dandy index.
Brent's Tip - Google Mail Tips Site Listing
It's quite satisfying to see the high level of acceptance of Google Mail (for business) by our clients. Most of the domains we support now have the mail function "out-sourced" to Google and everyone is trying to learn how to make this product "sing" for them.
To help you on this front, I have constructed a list of links to sites that can teach you a thing or two about living in Google Mail. Check it out.
This topic coincides with Beth's latest 400 Edition article about the World of Google I that you might find interesting. With that name, there must be a follow-up in store for us.
Beth Snider is the CEO and Founder of 3by400, Inc., a web design and development company in North Georgia. Beth operates as the primary project manager, account manager, and designer, using her 25+ years of experience in the IT industry to bring solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.