As years have passed, jQuery has become one strong contender in the framework world and more and more developers choose it in the creation of extensions for Joomla!.
There is no contact menu item (or contact view) in Joomla! that allows us to add contacts right from the front end of a site. But there is a way for registered users to create their own contact entry into the system with the help of Trombinoscope Extended and Joomla itself.
Migrate has been created to make jQuery code backup compatible with versions of jQuery prior to v1.9. It is packaged with the Joomla! framework (which will hopefully soon contain the latest version of the plugin) to ensure older scripts still work with jQuery without breaking your site.
In the ongoing race to speed up websites, reducing the number of script libraries that load on a page is a way to achieve just that. Should you try and prevent Migrate from loading all-together? Do you really need it? Do the jQuery scripts loaded on your site really use deprecated features?
First published January 17, 2017
While creating your Joomla! 3 site, you may run into anomalies when it comes to showing tooltips, particularly if you are loading Bootstrap and jQuery UI libraries simultaneously. Some elements may get a nice Bootstrap-like tooltip while others may get a tooltip looking like the jQuery UI theme that is used by some of your extensions. Some tooltips may not even be skinned at all. Or the tooltips may not properly show at all, the code is "broken".
This tutorial will explain what is actually happening and how you can fix and homogenize your pages with jQuery Easy Profiles.
First published January 13, 2017
It is possible to show custom information to the module's output for each item.
In order to do that, one can take advantage of 2 of the hooks (events) available in the module.
First published September 06, 2016
Adding a pictogramme to a menu item is visually appealing and useful to visitors of a site.
Joomla!'s core allows the use of images for such task (
link image parameter), but font icons have a definite advantage over them:
First published June 23, 2016
jQuery v3.0 is considered the future of jQuery. It is a lighter, faster version and removes support to IE6-8 (like the previous 2.x branch).
Old scripts built for earlier versions of jQuery may 'break', but thankfully, the jQuery team has provided the Migrate plugin to help identify compatibility issues.
First published May 11, 2016
No matter how flexible an extension is, there always comes a time where, now that the functionality is in place, the output is not quite an exact match to the original design.
There are many ways to overcome design issues in Joomla, all mostly involving overrides. When the layout is considerably different, a template override may be in order but for simple changes (like the color of a title for instance), additional CSS code may just be the way to go.
First published April 17, 2016
Calendars are a visual way to represent dates associated with an article.
The Latest News Enhanced modules (free and pro) and the free Article Details plugin offer such possible display.
Despite the default style appeal, it is possible, just with a little help from CSS, to change the look of it and make it your own.
First published April 08, 2016
Once in a while users come across a blank screen on the public side of their website. Rarely they may have the same experience on some administrator console pages.
While this could be a bug introduced by the latest extension update, it actually is most likely an issue with the external library that is necessary for most of our extensions to work.
This set of articles have been created in order to increase people's awareness about the Simplify Your Web products.
It is aiming to show how those products can be used and point out not-so-well-known functionality.