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I am really please to have had one of my mashup pictures used on the front cover of local community magazine BN12.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00

Missing K2 Categories and Items in Backend

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Have you found that you are missing K2 categories and/or items from the K2 list views in the backend of Joomla?Then I may have a temporary fix for you.
Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

Worthing Custom Car Show 2014

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27th July 2014 see the annual Worthing Custom Car show held in Steyne Gardens.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

New Website Launched - Regency Secure Parking

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K2Joom is pleased to have been asked to develop a new website for a local secure parking company, based in Brighton in Sussex.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

K2Joom Hosts Website Advice Session At Networth

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K2Joom is pleased to have been asked to hold a session to provide local business owners and interested parties, information on web sites and social media.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

365Foto - Our Site has been showcased

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K2Joom is pleased to have had one of the websites we developed, showcased by Joomla Template providers NooTheme
Sunday, 30 March 2014 00:00

K2 Templates - Handling Custom CSS

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Since I stopped the support of CSS4K2 plugin, I regularly get asked how we can provide custom css per k2 template that is used in a template.In this guide, I share a technique that I use.
Sunday, 08 July 2012 08:42

K2Joom Rev 2.5

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After a long time testing a lot of stock templates, playing with some custom designs, seeking inspiration and general considering how best to approach our migration to Joomla! 2.5, we have finally done it.
Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:46

Cleaning code in Dreamweaver

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When I am editing html or php files when creating my templates, I use Dreamweaver. I have had it for years and it has always worked for me, but there has always being an annoyance. More often than not, when the file is downloaded from the server to local copy and…
Sunday, 22 January 2012 10:48

Customising Tag Views - Information

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Any users of K2 may be familiar with creating template over rides, the art of modifying the styling, operation and layout of different K2 views using a K2 template placed in the Joomla template. For the last couple of years, I have been providing templates, training and customisation of these…
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 00:00

Creating Tabbed Content in K2 Items

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Sometime you may need to display data within your content using a tabbed layout form. This can easily be done using a great, free download from No Number called Tabber.
Sunday, 03 July 2011 19:38

Adding Google +1 to K2 Items

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What is Google +1? For the tech savvy site owners and developers, you will all know of Googles content rating called +1.For those that don't know, then Google describe it as: The +1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out."Click +1 to publicly…
Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:42

Adding on Hover Flares

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This is something that I have done in subtle ways in various templates in the past, but on our new site, I have added some glow effects to some container images. After being asked how I did it, I thought I would show you how simple this is. For a…
Thursday, 30 June 2011 11:49

Fancy Social Icons

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I have been playing a little bit with some cool css3 examples recently and will be listing some further little tricks you can incorporate in to your K2 templates. In fact, your not just limited to K2, but even Joomla or any other media comprising HTML and CSS. In this…
Friday, 06 May 2011 10:40

Nooku Pre Event Party

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So after finally making it to the most amazing venue ROLDUC, a 1000 year old monestory, we dropped of our bags and met a few of the other attendess then headed off to the Pre Party. This was organised by the Nooku team and did a great job of selecting…
Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:39

The Hunt for the Holy Grail

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Diesel and Unleaded fuel is expensive everywhere, period! @alexbremer, part of the rally team, has had his car converted to run on LPG too, as the cost is half the price with similar performance. Thats all well and good for UK cars in the UK, but take it to Europe and…
Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:35

Brugge Baby

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So we made it to the city of Brugge, with its narrow one way streets, crazy no rule cyclists and pedestrians, that seem to come at you from every direction, even head on. The architecture is fantastic! So we found our way to a small pub called Vintage, near the…
Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:29

The Journey to JAB

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The journey to JAB11 is well under way as @k2joom, @philiplocke, @joomkit, @jackbremer, @hughwilliams, @jordanworner touch French soil. The two cars met in Dover at just before 7am this morning for a breakfast, at Cafe Flicks. After filling up on tea, coffee and a selection of fried foods, we hit…
Thursday, 05 May 2011 01:44

Stupid O Clock

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I wasn't quite expecting my first blog about Joomla and Beyond to be produced quite so soon, as its only just 3am nd hence the name of this post. Over the years, I have done a fair amount of over seas travelling through my previous job as a Field Service…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:56

JAB11 See You There

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Joomla & Beyond 2011, Kerkrade in the Netherlands takes place between the 6th and the 8th of May. This year, I am pleased to be able to attend this event.The best Joomla event in Europe and possibly the world!! I will be travelling to the event with Phil Locke (OSM),…
Friday, 25 March 2011 02:44

K2 V2.5 Admin Panel

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K2 Admin IconsThese icons provide quick links to the main K2 functions.
Sunday, 23 January 2011 15:02

WYSIWYG Editors

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JCE has been our favourite WYSIWYG for years as it provide extra functions to the WYSIWYG editor, allowing extras such as tool tips and pop ups to be created on links and even an image manager to add extra control for imaging too, but now 1.6 is out, it is…
Sunday, 16 January 2011 01:16

Joomla 1.6 Plugins Unusual ID numbers

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So, with the release of the much anticipated Joomla V 1.6 and as we are currently running a JA based Template, we were interested to learn that JoomlArt have released a Joomla1.6 version of their T3 framework. We quickly downloaded the files from their site and installed on our Joomla1.6…
Saturday, 15 January 2011 13:43

?tp=1 in Joomla 1.6

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For those of you that create templates or need to temporarily display your templates modules positions on the front end for development purposes, then you will already know about the handy "?tp=1" which can be added to the end of a URL. In Joomla 1.6 this function is disabled by…
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 19:50

Joomla 1.6 - Installation

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So, Joomla! 1.6 was finally released on 10th January 2011 and we wanted to get our hands on it an play, go grab a copy. You will need to consider where you will set your installation on your server.For demo sites, we have chosen to create a "demos" folder within…
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