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After 2 consecutive months of constantly experimenting, re-designing and optimizing the entire JoomlArt.com, we can finally call it DONE (or at least close to what we would like it to be). And for that, we just want to officially:

WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME!

The old versus the new home

The old vs. the new home

The Chaos

We have been developing extensions from the days of Mambo / Joomla 1.0, throughout these years, we do confront numerous issues arising from the way we code and structure them. The race is to have a working extension for the active joomla versions, but these upgrades for Joomla version fixes has also led to many issues :

  1. Most of the extensions have been upgraded from Joomla 1.5 version till today. With all the upgrades they have been through, the extension structure is bit of a mess.
  2. The extensions have been developed independently without any standardization; such as the UI, the common library sharing, leading to the inconsistent of:
    • Setting forms: No standardization and unprofessional look
    • No common library sharing: which request your website to keep loading pretty much the same library over and over again. This contributes "big time" in slowing down website performance. For instance, the jQuery library has been loaded multiple times with different versions for different type of extensions running on the same template.

How Can We Fix That?

We simply standardize and restructure them which do requires lot of work, but all worth it in the end.

[INFOGRAPHIC] JoomlArt monthly operation stats

Our JA community has grown further and we would like to share with you some interesting facts and figures about the team and what we do to add value for our users. In the next post we will make a cool animated introduction of our awesome mods who really makes experiencing JoomlArt community a whole different for everybody.