Developers, when IE gives you problems, check the header!

  For maximum compliance with W3C standards, web designers should use either the XHTML Transitional DOCTYPE or the HTML5 DOCTYPE. In truth, you can use any DOCTYPE you want, but you may experience non-critical validation errors on occasion, especially with Internet Explorer (all versions). The DOCTYPE declaration for XHTML Transitional is: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD…

Drupal or Joomla?

Drupal or Joomla? I hear this question asked all the time. Both are great content management systems, both have pros and cons. Drupal has the advantage of being able to function as a programmable framework while Joomla has its huge array of commercial and free extensions in its favour. However what will settle this argument,…

5 Quick Usability Points for Web Design

Use a clear and legible big font (san-serif works best usually) for your body text; Use a light, preferably white background, so your text stands out; Use carefully crafted short paragraphs and attempt to convey your message in as quick a read as possible. You may link to another page with the details, if required;…

Sidebar missing in Joomla 1.5.10

In Jooml 1.5.10, I am battling to find a plugin that will load a module based when an article is loaded, instead of by Menu. Certain extensions, like the iJoomla component appear to enable this - but I think this is something that the core Joomla installation should have by default.