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The book begins by introducing Mambo and concepts behind content management. Then the installation of Mambo, and its supporting software [Apache/MySQL/PHP] is covered clearly and simply. Once you have the installation up and running, we then take a tour of Mambo as it appears out of the box, to familiarize ourselves with how it works and what is what. As you take the tour, your own ideas for what you need in your new website begin to crytallise around what you can see Mambo is capable of.
We then build our web application, using the features of Mambo that are essential to our purpose. We try not to spend time on things that don't matter at this point. Once we have a base version of our site up, we then learn how to change it appearance and feature set to suit our particular requirements, including bringing it into line with an established corporate identity. At the end of the book we show how, if you have the skills and the need, you can add your own extensions to Mambo.
Posted November 9, 2006
I am familiar with Mambo from long ago. But I did not go inside it as I thought it is complex & tough to manage. Surprisingly, I won this book as the 3rd prize of programming contest of phpexperts group. I was happy to get this book though. Started reading the book and it raised my interest to go inside of mambo. The lucid expression of the book increased my pleasure. The authors described each things ins & out. The first chapter Terms & Concepts removed my earlier misconception (including CMS) about Mambo . The installation description of Mambo is amazing. Even a newbie who don¿t have any idea about script installation, will enjoy this. In the book the author explained each (even small) parts of Frontend, Backend of Mambo. There is explanation on using Mambo extensions with creating custom extensions. There is a chapter about Corporate Identity with template designing for creating your own design. Like other books, this is not out of limitation. I felt lack of codes explation in Chapter 6::Corporate Identity & in Chapter 7 :: Your Own Program Extensions. This may result stuck for new web developers. Again, the price may seem to be little bit higher for some users. But in a word, the book is ¿Fantastic¿Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.