As part of the last fabrikar.com site redesign we created an article slider widget for our Joomla homepage. In this blog post I'm going to go over how I created this.

My aim was to use Joomla's front page layout as the basis for the content and use Joomla's template override features to alter the mark up and add javascript to produce the slider features.

There's been quiet a buzz in the forums recently about combining the flexibilty of Fabrik into Joomla's article system. That, combined with the release of Joomla works K2, and Yootheme's zoo have relaunched the debate about creating customizable content in Joomla.

Fabrik 2.0rc2 has now been released and is available in the downloads section

The main reason for this release is to address an issue with installation on Joomla 1.5.10. If you are using Joomla 1.5.10 then we strongly recommend you update to this version.

Welcome to the new fabrikar.com site!

We have finally migrated from Joomla 1.0.x to Joomla 1.5.10 and have updated the components we use to in the site. So a big thanks to to the following components:

The Fabrik team are proud to announce the release of Fabrik 2.0rc1 - THE Joomla application builder. Again a special thanks to everyone that has helped make this possible - especially those of you who provide translation files, this is an often un-thanked task but a vital one in enabling Fabrik for as many people as possible!

First of all this post isn't really anything to do with Fabrik, but I'm going to expand the blog to talk about various Joomla 1.5 coding problems, solutions and best practices. Please feel free to correct, contradict and eventually even concur with what I'm saying in the comments!

These posts won't be about how to start coding Joomla components, there's lots of tutorials and documentation out there to get you started.

So this first post will address an issue that I have constantly struggled with and until today have never had a solution that I felt was totally acceptable.