Joomla is a CMS platform. The CMSs are web applications that are used to build and manage dynamic websites allowing access a) to the content b) services and c) the aesthetics of the website without the need for sophisticated technical knowledge. The CMSs help in the creation, management, organization of text and content in general (images, audio, video, links) and also have tools with the appropriate usability to quickly and simply allow the control of a website by the owner.
A CMS supports the following features:
- Management of website users/members.
- User rights management and access to it.
- Content management (text, photos, video, format, pagination).
- Menu management (position, submenus, appearance etc.).
- Structure management of the website content.
- Tools integration that assist the business operations.
- Differentiation between content and presentation.
It is recommended to use a CMS where:
- Your website has a large amount of content (text, photos, Video, documents, etc.).
- The content of your website requires frequent renewal and you want at any time to publish updated content
- You want to embed advertisements in the form of advertising banners.
- You want to offer services and interact with the users of your site.
- You want to minimize the cost of maintenance of your website.
- Need additional applications that will provide specialized services.
There are many other CMSs with positive and negative characteristics. Joomla is the 2nd most popular CMS in the world, but like in the real world and thus the Internet, the number one does not mean it is the best. In Greece the website development with Joomla has mastered 90%.
Joomla's capabilities cover all categories of websites, from corporate with informational content to portals and online stores.
Furthermore, in combination with the embodiment of conventional and specialized applications the website is converted into everyday tool in the hands of the professional. Below are listed some simple and advanced topics on which applications can be integrated into a dynamic website:
- Specialized complex forms.
- Newsletter creation and distribution.
- Property management (rental, sale).
- Projects and activities management.
- Advertisements (banners).
- Business directories with listings.
- Electronic libraries.
- Calendar, contacts, activities and reminders scheduling.
- Car & motorcycle catalog.
- Accommodation (booking & reservation).
- Audio & video casting.
- News - Announcements.
- Recipes and food menu.
- Polls / Surveys / Questionnaires / Quiz.
- Blogs / Forum / Chat.
CSS3 and HTML5
The new generation in CSS and HTML technology is now here and evolves the design and development of websites. New techniques, new content presentation methods and new technologies which cooperate closely with each other, have led to webpages with richer, interactive and live content that combine to a greater extent the colors, images, motion, sound and video. The result is pages that impress the visitor, include live content and are characterized by high usability.
E-commerce has established completely in our daily life. The online store (online shop, eshop, e-store, internet shop, webshop, webstore, online store, or virtual store) is a necessary condition for every professional who wants to claim part of the purchasing audience.
In collaboration with Joomla, managing an eshop is a really easy and efficient, without the need for technical support. Operations such as add, remove, disable products, manage financial information (prices, taxes, shipping costs), integration of descriptions and images of products, receipts and invoices, order management etc. are performed through easy management areas.
The online store may support one or more of the following payment methods:
- Cash on delivery.
- Bank deposit.
- Credit card via Greek bank (Piraeus Bank, Alpha Bank).
- Credit card through PayPal.