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Joomla!® Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site by Jen Kramer

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Chapter 2. Choosing the Right Technologies to Solve the Business Problem

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Is Joomla right for this client?

  • Planning maintenance before building the web site

  • Choosing the right extensions

Now that you've had a good conversation with your client about who they are, what they do, and what a web site can do for them, it's time to start thinking about the right technologies to build their web site.

Sometimes, Joomla isn't the right answer to their particular business problem. If Joomla is right for your client, maybe it's time to start thinking about extensions to make the site function the way you envision. You'll also want to consider maintaining the web site. Maintenance is the process of keeping a web site up-to-date with the latest content and the latest upgrades. Is your client going to help with content updates going forward? Are you going to take care of any security upgrades?

This chapter shows you how to move the business strategy to technological specifications. This includes making sure Joomla is right for your client, planning maintenance before you start building, and choosing the right extensions for this web site.

IS JOOMLA! THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR THIS CLIENT?

Your #1 consulting answer, which is almost always right in the world of web development is, "It depends."

Joomla is great software for building both small and large web sites. Editing for clients is easy. Plenty of functionalities are built into the core system, and you can download thousands of extensions ...

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