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I am using Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 2

I have installed Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 2 and enjoying using it. Its ‘persona’ feature is really cool! With one click you can install and use it. When you visit persona section you get a lots of personas so far. Take you mouse over the persona image, and your browser’s look is changed! What a live preview. Other changes to Firefox are not that much visible. I am fan of Firefox and using it for more than 2 years. In fact, I have not installed and tried IE8, after using Firefox. You can get the beta of Firefox 3.6 from […]

Joomla! with Flash: Flashy Templates, Headers, Banners, and Tickers: Part 2

This article is a continuation to the previous artcile with same title. This is an exceprt from my book – Joomla! with Flash – recently published by Packt Publishing. This article was orginally published at, and I am reposting it with their permission. Using Flash headers We have seen that one of the uses of Flash in Joomla! templates is as a header. By using a Flash animation in a site’s header you can create some stunning effects. As we have already seen, while designing the template, we may embed Flash animation in the header region and control the […]

Joomla! with Flash: Flashy Templates, Headers, Banners, and Tickers: Part 1

In this two-part article , we are going to use Flash for decorating our Joomla! site. On completion of this article you will be able to use: Flash-based templates for your Joomla! website Flash logos Flash headers Flash banners In this article, we will mainly focus on the visual design of our site. To acquire the information presented here, it is assumed that you have some basic understanding of Joomla!’s visual design including templates, components, module position, and so on. Adding Flash in templates If you are familiar with Joomla! templates, then you will understand that there are two ways […]

Integrating Zen Cart with popular Content Management Systems

There are various types of Content Management Systems (CMS) which are widely used for building and managing a website. Although Zen Cart is very good for running an online shop, it cannot be used for building a company website. Your organization may have a website running a CMS, and as you are going to open an online shop, you may need to integrate Zen Cart with that existing CMS. In my book Zen Cart: E-commerce Application Development, I have added an chapter of integrating Zen Cart with several popular content management systems. The publisher of my book, Packt Publishing Limited, […]