I’ve only just installed joomla (sad face) sorry have been flat out.
Joomla 1.6 was released on 10th of Jan 2011. Should we be creating components for Joomla 1.6 or Joomla 1.5, or both?
I’m just a bit concerned as there was no “upgrade to joomla 1.6” button in my 1.5 install (like wordpress shows when a new version is available). This makes me think that majority of customers will be running 1.5 for some time (or until they install the jupgrade component and run the manual upgrade).
ahhh I donno. Maybe for my first component I’ll make a joomla 1.5 version and a joomla 1.6 version (following this tute to create 1.6 from 1.5)
What do authors say when customers purchase a HTML theme and email you for wordpress installation instructions? Does anyone have a better standard response than ours below:
Sorry you have burchased a HTML theme, this is not compatible with wordpress. Please choose a theme from the wordpress category: http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress
There is no wordpress version of this theme currently available, but there may be one in 1 months time if you would like to check back on our profile: [link].You could ask a web development company to convert your purchased HTML theme into Wordpress, or you can contact ThemeForest support requesting a refund: http://themeforest.net/support
This happens a bit, is there a link to a wiki entry or something that I can add to this message? Or should I put “this is not compatibe with wordpress” in every html theme description?
It was really hard to find any helpful tutorials on developing Magento Extensions, so I’ve decided to put together a basic tutorial and some example code for other developers.
This is what I will try to cover:
- how to install a Magento extension from a zip file
- basic file structure of an extension, and what the different xml files do
- how to add menu buttons to the top “admin” area.
- how to add menu buttons to the users “my account” area.
- how to add user configurable options to the admin “settings” area.
- how to add widgets to the sidebar of the front end shop.
- basics of accessing mysql via the Magento api.
- how to setup language files for translations.
For those who are interested in creating magento extensions, is there anything you would like me to include in a tutorial?
eta: end of Feb 2011.
@dt .. so u finally managed to make one?? congrats man !
Yep finally got the hang of things. Most of it is still way over my head. I tip my hat to all magento extension and theme developers !
Writing the help documentation and trying to do a screencast now. Hopefully done before midnight. * scratches eyes *
got 2 more magento plugins lined up if this one gets accepted.
Hello, at a glance I prefer the green over the red. I think the green area needs more structure, looks a little bit lost. The logo & phone number needs to be vertically centred on that bar. Ditch the drop shadow on any green text or improve the green colour to make it nicer/cleaner and easier to read. Maybe add some sort of gradient/glow to the green area in the centre to give it depth.
Pay more attention to the left & right margins, if you look down the right hand side of the design your logo, slider, and any text or icons should all be up against the same edge (not different indentations) same goes for the right. Maybe a better fake logo and keep your font consistent throughout, all titles the same. Hope some of this helps. But also try to think “how can I set this design apart from the rest?”
Possibly check out what the top authors have been doing (generally a blog post will explain why they were picked to be featured) and see if you can do something similar to what they have done.
(eg: giving a free file away for a month, releasing a kick ass item, helping out on the forum, going above and beyond what’s required for support and/or documentation)
I’ve seen this somewhere in the past, cant remember where.
You navigate to a website, and a series of tooltips display. The first bubble would explain a feature on the page, and there would be a “next” button within the bubble.
Clicking “next” would scroll the page down, and another nice bubble/tooltip will display with an arrow pointing to another feature on the page.
and so on…
Each bubble would be a different size to accommodate any text/image content, and there would be different shapes eg: an arrow pointing up, right, left or down.