Update: Joomla 2.5 is no longer officialy supported by the Joomla developers. The current version is Joomla 3. This book has now been succeeded by the Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition.
The Joomla 2.5 Beginner's Guide is a different Beginner's Guide to Joomla. It is not about what Joomla can do, it's about what YOU can do with Joomla. Chapter by chapter, you'll get to know Joomla 2.5 and practice all the skills involved in creating and expanding a Joomla powered website.
The Joomla 2.5 Beginner's Guide is all about
... getting things done
- The Joomla! Beginner's Guide is not about technology, it's about what you can do with it. It's a practical, easy to understand guide, written in clear language, focusing on helping you to make the change-over building websites with a content management system.
- ... getting beyond the beginner's level
The Joomla Beginner’s Guide helps you to achieve what you want to do with Joomla! fast and efficiently. You'll learn how to build more than just a standard Joomla! powered site. You'll learn how to deploy Joomla! and its extensions to create exactly the site you have in mind.
- ... learning by doing
Step-by-step tutorials explain how to achieve your goals: i.e. ‘I want a website that my web team members can update themselves’ or ‘I want a website with a large amount of content that’s easy to navigate’.
- ... learning from cool, realistic examples
The example websites in the book show you what kind of professional, contemporary, feature-rich websites you can achieve with Joomla!.
The Joomla Beginner’s Guide helps you build on the skills and knowledge you may already have on creating websites. If you’re new to this subject, you won’t have any difficulty understanding the clear and friendly instructions and explanations. You don't need to understand HTML, CSS or other computer coding languages.