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Removing mootools-core.js and caption.js from Joomla

When I build a site I want to remove any unneeded external JavaScript files in the html to help improve the performance of the site.

So when I create a basic content page using an article layout with no modules I am surprised to see these 3 lines

<script src="/media/system/js/core.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/media/system/js/mootools-core.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/media/system/js/caption.js"…
                        

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High Court Of Australia nominated for a JOSCAR

We just got some very good news.

The High Court of Australia website that we launched earlier this year got nominated for a JOSCAR at J and Beyond. Fingers crossed and well see who wins the awards this year.

We're up against:

In the…

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Backup Your Joomla Website

Have you backed up your Joomla website lately? Over the past few weeks we have noticed that a lot of our new clients don't have any backup procedures in place.

If you're website gets hacked and you don't have a proper backup procedure ready then your site may loose all of its data. Most web hosting environments have automated and schedule server backups, which can be relied upon, but what happens when those backups are corrupt?

Here are some simple tasks that you can do to make sure…

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Sydney Search Engine Optimisation Group

In most situations, search engine optimization experts tend to keep their SEO secrets to themselves, but in this friendly atmosphere, with a few drinks, we hope to learn from each other.

For more pictures of the night please visit our Facebook fan page.

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Designing a Website with Wireframes

Love them or hate them, wireframes are an important part of any design phase whether it is a website that is being designed or a mobile application. The wireframming stage helps the client and the designer focus purely on the functionality of the website or application under all the glitz and glam of the design.

Wireframes are essentially the stripped down version of your website. It allows members of your web design and development team as well as the client to focus on what the website…

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Building Forms in Joomla

Building web forms in with PHP or ASP is fairly straight forward. The level of coding required isn't too complicated and can be done by a fresh web coder. When building forms in Joomla though, you can cut down the time of developing these forms by using some very nifty components that are available.

There are several components out there that can be used to build web forms in Joomla. We've been using a couple of different type of form builders over the years and they all come down to preference…

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Finding a Designer in the Sydney Web Design Market

The web design market in Sydney is quite a saturated one with so many people and companies out there providing web design services. It makes it almost impossible to choose the right designer for your project, or even more so, a designer altogether.

There of course will be that right designer out there for the job though but how can you choose the right one? A lot of the time it will come down to personal preference in style of the designer that you choose but here is a quick list of things…

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Short Holiday Break

If your one of our hosted solution or service clients, please arrange backups of your websites in early May to be either emailed or delivered to you.

Please refrain from breaking your website during this period :) we know it's always tempting. Most of our clients shouldn't even realize that we are gone during this time as all project time lines have this period taken into account.

10 points…

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Website Development with Drupal

Over the past 6 months, PB Web Development has been attending Drupal meetups and groups to better understand the content management system, and to gain knowledge in building complex Drupal websites. You can see more photos of the Drupal meetups from our Facebook fanpage. We've have met an array of great and passionate Drupal developers and have seen some great projects come into play. Also with the latest release of Drupal 7, it has made it very appealing to use the CMS but of course, not all…

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Managing Your Website on the Run

Having this blog built in WordPress has a few advantages, namely this awesome iPhone app that allows me to post directly to my WordPress blog anywhere I have a mobile connection. Very handy if your traveling around a lot and your livelihood depends on blogging. Other advantages include a whole list of automation but we'll go through that another time.

The WordPress for iOS app allows you to write new posts, pages, manage existing pages and post, and even manage your comments on your WordPress…

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