As promised by the Joomla! Production Leadership Team, Joomla!® 1.7.0 was released in July 2011 (6 months after the release of 1.6).Joomla 1.7

Both 1.6 and 1.7 are Short Term Support releases, and the next release will be a Long Term Support release.

For most people the upgrade from 1.6 to 1.7 will only one click, and most 1.6 Extensions should be compatible with 1.7

Joomla 1.5.x is a Long Term Support release, and will still be supported into 2012, but for new web sites, we will be using Joomla 1.7

Learn more about Joomla! 1.7

With South Africa's Local Elections this month, the politicians are making sure they are also active on the Internet.

Brett Herron

I set up a WordPress blog for Brett Herron who's a Ward Candidate for the DA in Cape Town.

Joomla 1.6

The Joomla!® project today released the latest version of one of the world's most popular Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS).

Joomla 1.6.0 comes packed with new features that will make life easier for Web Developers, Designers and web site Administrators.

A1L Consulting

The redesigned web sites of A1L Holdings and A1L Realizations were recently launched.

" A1L Realizations strives to seek out, develop, promote and assist innovative people and businesses wanting to further explore their creative ideas. "

"A1L Consulting is a Management Consultancy operating in the private traditional and non-traditional telco and finance sectors predominantly."

The design and logos for the sites were by Idea Catalyst, and the web site development on the Joomla! CMS were by New Web Consulting.

Today we celebrate the 5th Birthday of Joomla!®

New Web Consulting makes use of the Joomla! CMS as it's software of choice for building our own, and our clients' web sites.

Joomla! CMS - Community poweredWith 5,500+ available extensions, there's  virtually no type of web site one cannot design for, and build with Joomla!

The success of Joomla is the result of active worldwide community participation.

I have the privilege of currently serving on the board of Open Source Matters, Inc.

" Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is a not-for-profit formed under United States and New York state law that provides organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! open-source project. "

Joomla! says Thank You to the community who helped to build it