It’s been an exciting past week for the team here at Zuno Studios, with lots of fun stuff happening. Among other things, we are very honored to have been named “Best Joomla! Web Design Firm” at last week’s CMSA Spotlight Awards.
CMS Expo Chicago 2010 is almost here! And if the last two years have been any indication, it's sure to be a great time! Not only do I get to reconnect with my fellow CMS lovers but there is also the annual NXNW pub crawl to look forward to...and let's be frank, the conference is great, but we're all really there for the pub crawl.
However, we will be attending to some more serious business. You all probably know me as a Joomla! guy...and you'd be right, but this year I'll be speaking on another great CMS framework - WordPress. Below is a quick recap of the sessions I'll be presenting and I hope to see some of you there.
This post is a little bit overdue, but we wanted to thank Spyre Studios for including two of our sites, MankindDog.com and Innovative Baby in their showcase of 30 Examples of Well Designed eCommerce Websites.
As most of you know I'm a huge Joomla! fan and we use the Joomla! framework to build most of our clients' sites. You may also know that my background and passion is in design. I'm constantly looking for examples of Joomla! sites with good, unique design, content and functionality. I'm also a firm believer that Joomla! can effectively be used for any kind of site from personal to corporate to community.
I was excited when I started seeing the mass tweets (Twitter posts for the layman) from the Joomla! community about the new Linux.com website being built with Joomla!. Sure, Linux is open source so being built in Joomla! doesn't really come as a surprise, but none-the-less it's LINUX! That's a great testament to Joomla!.
The focus of CMSExpo was definitely on the techie side including tracks for Joomla!, Drupal and Alfresco (and some other individual sessions for gems like Magento and Plone), but I was lucky enough to be asked to give a session on web design. As most of us know, all the technology and content management systems in the world are useless without quality content and a connection with your audience.