So you’re saying to yourself “oh great… yet another Joomla help/tips blog!!”
Well yes… and no…
When you have a nailgun, every problem looks like a nail!
There are some excellent community blogs and resources out there for Joomla development but most I found are written by developers and therefore take a very developer-like approach to solutions. A lot of people are very eager to explain to you how to jump deep into the code and customize your Joomla applications…
But I’m not a PHP developer.
Although I can often hack my way around some existing PHP code, I very often try to find other solutions to problems and this is where I think that this blog might have some value to someone, somewhere. I’ve been a hi-tech product person all my life (both as product designer & product manager) so I tend to be a pretty good problem solver. My solutions might sometimes not be the most elegant but at least they should be within reach of most people.
Not just Joomla…
Although a lot of the content will be Joomla & K2 based to start with, I want to also cover subjects that I run into everyday while running my main business. I will eventually cover some SEO, e-commerce, analytics, PPC and other key concepts that you often need to tackle. I also want to start doing more screencapture videos to actually show the problem solving ‘live’
- in Quechua, ”yañaku” means “trial”, “to experiment” (fyi: I only found this via a translator online, I’m not that smart!)
- Once I found a six letter .com domain name that sounded cool AND actually meant something then that was it!
Half French, half Greek, half American. Born in Greece, grew up in Africa, Spain & France. Moved to the Boston area before my 18th birthday. After a college degree in sound recording production & technologies, I quickly started working in the video technology field. For 14+ years, I went from different startups specialized in video content management, special effects software, Video On Demand to finally ending up at Avid Technology (essentially the inventors of non-linear video editing) first as a product/UI designer then as a product manager. During the last 6 years, I also co-founded an online business with my wife and in early 2009, decided to leave the US and move to a tiny town in the north of France… Since then, I’ve been spliting my time between running our online business with my wife and consulting & building web sites.