Joomla! is an award winning Content Management System(CMS) with a wide range of features. It’s a prolific CMS which is suitable for designing and maintaining any type of websites. Joomla has a modular architecture, providing the users with lots of options for extensibility. Apart from the fabulous modules, it is also well known for strong security, template’s system, extensive community support and the authorization framework.
Extensions for Joomla! provide further customization and aid in enhancing the functionality as well as the ease of administration. Joomla is a prolific CMS designed to organize and deliver content within a website environment.
Multimedia plays a key role in web designing and helps in providing wonderful user experience, but it requires effort and knowledge to utilize it effectively. We wanted to share an interesting book with you, Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, which helps take advantage of this powerful CMS architecture to portray media-rich content on your websites.
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And here are the three lucky winners chosen out of the all the entries.
Congratulations! to the lucky winners. We will contact you soon by email and provide you with further details.
We are planning for more giveaways soon! So, keep track of the latest updates on MyTestBox.
Feng Office is one of the prolific web office software available that, allows a group of people to collaborate by sharing information over the Internet in an effective way. It’s a complete solution for every organization to create, collaborate, share and publish all its internal and external documents. You can plan and manage all your projects, easily following the status of every task, set milestones, pending tasks, personal notes etc.,
We got an opportunity to interview the CEO of Feng Office to share some thoughts about this intriguing web software.
Following is the interview,
How did it all start, a brief history of Feng Office
Feng Office (under the name OpenGoo) started as a degree project at the faculty of Engineering of the University of the Republic, Uruguay. The project was presented and championed by Software Engineer Conrado Viña. Software Engineers Marcos Saiz and Ignacio de Soto developed the first prototype as their thesis. Professors Eduardo Fernández and Tomás Laurenzo served as tutors. Conrado, Ignacio and Marcos founded the OpenGoo community and remain active members and core developers. The thesis was approved with the highest score.
Why Feng Office – the key features?
Although the technology for many applications needed by Small Businesses (Document Managment, Project Management, Customer Management) was mature enough, we realized businesses still couldn’t access it, because of one main factor: total cost of ownership. Total cost of ownership was comprised by the individual cost of each software package (licenses), installation and set-up fees, and support and maintenance for each package. Not only that, but the business would en up with un-integrated solutions, which in itselfs adds integration costs (wether the integration is manual work, or custom software integration).
Integration among CRM, Project Management, and Document Management applications is a natural business need. We solved the problem by developing a standard package that integrates those applications into a single one. We also got rid of licensing costs and most of the installation costs.
We are pleased to inform you that Panda Themes has given us the opportunity to giveaway the following three premium WordPress themes to three lucky winners.
A brief introduction about Panda Themes
Panda Themes specializes in creating WordPress themes for web developers, designers, and other freelancers who would like to have a professional design without having to pay thousands of dollars for an elegant custom web design. All WordPress themes available at Panda Themes for purchase individually in standard service, advanced service and in developer packages.
The three premium themes we are giving away are,
Portfolio v.7 is an elegant, light and compact WordPress theme with a powerful theme panel and options to customize the style as per your needs.
We are pleased to inform you that WPZOOM has given us the opportunity to giveaway the following three premium themes to three lucky winners.
WPZOOM develops fabulous themes in wide range of topics for the WordPress community. Each theme is SEO optimized, comes with detailed documentation and excellent support.
Following are some of the fabulous themes showcased on WPZOOM.
The three premium themes we are giving away are,
EntropySoft, specialist of the ECI market (Enterprise Content Integration), is releasing a standalone version of its Content ETL product for unstructured data. Standalone Content ETL is specifically designed for SaaS companies that want to simplify cloud integration. By releasing this version of Content ETL, EntropySoft is reinforcing its position as one of the main suppliers of cloud integration products for unstructured data.
The development of Software as a Service (SaaS) means that more and more companies work with document repositories that are no longer managed “in-house”. Using external document repositories is the fastest way to deliver document-based solutions without the pain of deploying and maintaining internally complex architectures. Additionally, a cloud strategy is very common when mergers and acquisitions happen: organizations with different IT architectures need to put their resources in common as fast as possible.
External document repositories increase content fragmentation and the need to exchange securely and easily documents over the firewall. The use of cloud repositories must be initiated in conjunction with a strategy to have easy transfers between cloud and corporate repositories.
EntropySoft’s Standalone Content ETL is specifically designed to be an ideal product for such transfers.
In all companies, most common practice is sending an e-mail with an attachment when sharing information inside or outside of the company. It is common to first download a document from a content-centric application and mail it. The receiving party uploads and saves in its own repository of choice.
This common practice highlights the dangers of not managing company-wide content transfers. Taking the document out of its initial repository comes with major risks regarding permissions, lifecycle management and mail server overload. A protected document extracted from its initial repository becomes a non-protected document. The complete history of the document is left behind or lost. Knowledge Management becomes impossible.
Content ETL is the best product in its category to manage cross-repository document lifecycle. It can manage real time, on-demand or on-schedule transfers between more than 30 applications, without losing permissions and history.
Applications can be fundamentally different, especially with regards to permissions, metadata models or users and groups directories. Content ETL is deploying “bridges” between repositories. The role of the bridges is first to map the different models (permissions, metadata, users and groups…) and then manage the actual transfer.
Thanks to EntropySoft’s state-of-the-art connectors the bridges can be deployed between more than 30 enterprise content repositories including Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum, Google DOCS, IBM FileNet, Opentext Livelink, Alfresco and many other.
Recently Envato has launched a new marketplace design with great new features. Some of the popular Envato marketplace sites (FlashDen, ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, AudioJungle and VideoHive) have been given a novel design makeover and a huge upgrade in features and functionality.
The Envato marketplaces are a family of niche web sites which allow professionals to buy and sell digital items such as Flash files, website templates, WordPress themes, videos, music, code and more. Envato marketplace now has over 240,000 members worldwide, and is a hub for tens of thousands of digital items available for purchase with hundreds of new items being added everyday.
We are pleased to inform you that Envato has given MyTestBox a privilege to give away three 20$ credits for the Envato Marketplace. Winners of this contest can use their money across all the Envato marketplace sites and buy any items of their choice.
We, MyTestBox team, take this as an opportunity to give something in return to our loyal visitors, who provided us with nice feedback, News tips and kept the blog alive.
There are many web services for easy form building like jotform, Wufoo etc. Most of them can serve handy for creating forms. But, if you are looking for a perfect solution for form processing, entries storage, management and access, then Form Tools is at your rescue.
Form Tools is designed for people who work on online registration sites and require any mode of information gathering from their online visitors. In short, its a form processor, storage and data access script written in PHP and MySQL.
It’s designed to work with any existing web forms. It allows you to store form submissions in a database, provides your clients with a user-friendly interface to manage their form submissions. It includes options such as mass data export via excel, printer-friendly pages, data sorting, form submission editing and optional email notifications.
You might want to check out a demo of Form Tools here.
- It’s freely available for anyone to download and modify under the GNU General Public License.
- It’s Re-usable, you can use Form Tools to handle multiple forms – even from different websites. Multiple user accounts can be setup with edit / view permissions based on your requirement.
- Form Tools is Multi-lingual. It provides full internationalization and localization support. Click here for a list of currently available translations.
- Its user interface is simple and easy to get started. Every aspect of the user interface including color, fonts and the logo can be customized.
OpenGoo is an Open Source Web Office software that allows a group of people to collaborate by sharing information over the Internet. It is a complete solution for every organization to create, collaborate, share and publish all its internal and external documents (kind of Microsoft Office but on the web).
Members of an organization can create and collaborate on:
- Text documents
- Task Lists
- Web Links and
OpenGoo provides you with all the tools to manage the work of all the divisions of your company. You can plan and manage all your projects, easily following the status of every task, set milestones, pending tasks, personal notes etc.
OpenGoo can run on XAMPP installations. It can be installed, configured and used with Firefox 2+ and Internet Explorer 7+. It currently requires:
You might want to check out a demo of Opengoo here.
Step by Step Installation Guide
Here, I’m test installing Opengoo on localhost using XAMPP (an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.).
JobberBase is an Open Source job board software written in PHP/MySQL. It’s a great web software for adding a simple job board to your existing website. You can check out a demo instance of JobberBase here. A couple of noted websites using JobberBase are jobjob and ecommjobs but you can check also www.jobber.ro out of which jobberBase was born (a popular Romanian IT job board).
jobberBase is a great solution for single-industry recruitment, for job boards focusing on one niche.
- Post jobs without creating an account.
- Search for jobs.
- Administration control panel.
- Supports RSS feeds.
- Site-widget to show jobs on other sites.
Step-by-Step Installation Guide
Note: Before starting, make sure you have PHP 5+ and MySQL 4.1+ installed on your server. Also, Apache module mod_rewrite has to be enabled and overriding default settings with .htaccess need to be allowed.
See the steps on the next page…