WHAT IS JOOMLA?
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
What's a content management system (CMS)?
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
What are some real world examples of what Joomla! can do?
Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:
- Corporate Web sites or portals
- Corporate intranets and extranets
- Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
- E-commerce and online reservations
- Government applications
- Small business Web sites
- Non-profit and organizational Web sites
- Community-based portals
- School and church Web sites
- Personal or family homepages
Who uses Joomla?
Here are just a few examples of Web sites that use Joomla:
- MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com
- IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com
- Harvard University (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu
- Citibank (Financial institution intranet) - Not publicly accessible
- The Green Maven (Eco-resources) - http://www.greenmaven.com
- Outdoor Photographer (Magazine) - http://www.outdoorphotographer.com
- PlayShakespeare.com (Cultural) - http://www.playshakespeare.com
- Senso Interiors (Furniture design) - http://www.sensointeriors.co.za
Why does Rocket City Webz prefer Joomla?
We like Joomla because we have never had a request from our customers that Joomla can't help us deliver. Joomla is like an operating system that runs your website. You can install apps into Joomla to perform specialized tasks such as displaying a calendar of events, sending out email newsletters, or providing a store front to sell your products. Additionally, there are thousands of website templates to make your website look amazing!
Joomla is also very easy for YOU to use. Joomla has a special page where you can log in as an administrator. Once logged in you can update articles, chage your menu, add pictures, or whatever you want with Joomla's easy to use Control Panel. Of course, you can always call us to make changes for you, but Joomla gives you the option to make these changes by yourself even if you have no web design experience.