15 Flat file CMS systems to get to know for 2015 and beyond #flatfileCMS #Joomla

by Andrew Brett Watson

A flat file CMS is a Content Management System (CMS) that eschews database connection in favor of simple text files which the system uses to dynamically build web page views as they are visited. Its advantage is speed. Because the system doesn't need to "find" the contents of the page from within a database, server response time is faster and page load times quicker. Well that is in theory, just last week I made some speed tests comparing Flat file CMS's with Joomla CMS and found that although the flat file CMS systems in most part outperformed Joomla, properly optimized Joomla sites with a fast template could outperform a flat file CMS making the decision not so cut and dried.

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How to auto-change from slide to slide with Yootheme Widget kit.

by Andrew Brett Watson

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How to change from slide to slide or item to item automatically using Yootheme Widget kit on your Joomla website.

I got a bit stuck using Yootheme widget kit for a slideshow. I couldn't find how change from slide to slide (item to item) automatically. I couldn’t see it in the widget kit component at first, so I thought I might have to specify it as a shortcode. Nope wrong again. It turns out it was much easier than that.

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Quick solution to max-width not working on #Firefox #CSS

by Andrew Brett Watson

Quick solution when max-width isn't filling the element in Firefox.

A recent update on firefox change the way it handled max-width in css and meant that in some case the image no longer fills the element in which it resides (in my case a Joomla module).

Now I’m not an expert in CSS (far from it) but I wanted to share my simple solution for fixing max-width when used inline in html:

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Fastest free #Joomla templates.

by Andrew Brett Watson

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What is the fastest free #Joomla template (2015)?

I wanted to know which would be the fastest free joomla template. I know that Joomla is a great way for people to get into web development for free (kudos Joomla opens source devs!) and for many people that’s important. When I started with Joomla I couldn’t afford anything.

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