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Fundamentals of Joomla Video Training & Users Guide Package

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Highly recommended to anyone who is starting out or is experienced with Joomla!

I am using Joomla! for quite a few years now, and so far I had my hunger for knowledge stilled with a number of books on the subject. So this is the first time I learned from a video and it truely works better then a book (in my opinion). The tutorials are very intuitiv...
I am using Joomla! for quite a few years now, and so far I had my hunger for knowledge stilled with a number of books on the subject. So this is the first time I learned from a video and it truely works better then a book (in my opinion). The tutorials are very intuitive and straightforward and solve problems/issues in a very easy-to-follow manner.

I have one question though. The 13 chapters are very long, and it's difficult to retrieve specific information in chapters that are for example 60 to 90 minutes long. Is there an index to the chapters available? Say... chapter Three... minute eight explains this or that.

Thanks and keep up the great work!

posted by Pioter on October 9, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Helpful but Pedagogically Challenged

Barrie North clearly knows his Joomla!, php, etc. But this Britain communicates in a style that is terse and the content is lacking in the detail needed in a How-To book. As noted by other reviewers, Chapter 6 is out of sync i.e., the audio is separated from the video b...
Barrie North clearly knows his Joomla!, php, etc. But this Britain communicates in a style that is terse and the content is lacking in the detail needed in a How-To book. As noted by other reviewers, Chapter 6 is out of sync i.e., the audio is separated from the video by as much as 30-40 seconds in places, leaving the user in a constant state of confusion. Thus, that chapter is a waste. (P.S. B&N: will be asking for refund!) At times the video and book seem more focused on promoting his Joomla! related web business than teaching the basics of the application. Mr. North needs to hire a good editor and institute improved quality control before another edition is created. The series suffers pedagogically (an adjective describing how well a person or thing teaches) in that the content lacks clear and logical organization. Something as basic as a chart showing the relationships among Joomla's components would be helpful but such is missing. Again, North is obviously an accomplished programmer but as a teacher he has a way to go. Not recommended.

posted by ColoWebGuy on August 5, 2009

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