Introduction to this Site

Unfortunately,  alt tags aren’t working so very well on the gallery images below, which is not so great. That leaves me with inserting full-size images, which may slow browsing speeds for visitors. In addition to that, the nice little Ajax application I have going also looks pretty damn cool and allows for any given article to have thumbnails in it, giving greater continuity to everything. For example, watch what happens if I insert a fullsize image right below this paragraph. We’ll end up with a very clear jump, and despite the fact that scrolling is hardly a strenuous activity, it may be difficult to maintain concentration. In all fairness, though, losing your concentration is sort of an expected side-effect in this case anyways ;- )

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Alright, so welcome back to reality! I’ll lorem ipsum this as much as possible so that I don’t have to spend too much time writing random crap.

The Joomla! Community Portal is now online. There, you will find a constant source of information about the activities of contributors powering the Joomla! Project. Learn about Joomla! Events worldwide, and see if there is a Joomla! User Group nearby. Notice that the next jumps is coming up below, and that actually contains three full images in it, versus the single image I had placed above.

On this end of the jump, you probably noticed that continuity was maintained. Now imagine if there were four fullsize images there. That would have sucked miserably. In any case, we’ll see how this article turns out in the end since I’m writing this in the WYSIWYG editor right now and while it isn’t bad, it does not show everything – namely the images in the gallery. The need for further research is clearly indicated in this case. I’m thinking that maybe if I only write one or two articles a day maximum, I can simply generate the required thumbnails myself and maintain two copies of each image. It wouldn’t scale to a particularly large scale site because of the time it would take to do it and the fact that I can’t expect user-generated content to require the same thing. But since right now I’m only planning on myself and maybe one other person writing articles, so it may be alright to go with a simplified model like that. I suppose that as long as I follow best practices and create the appropriate directory structure for images and stored content all will be well. In any case, I’ll figure that out later…

For the time being, I think it is best if I concentrate on getting the background stuff working exactly as I need, as well as wrapping the content in a new div container so that I can put a neat little, background on that. I think that somehow, when you make the page look like it’s contained, it makes it feel less cramped even though you technically have less space. Not sure why that is, but I’ll leave that to the local psychologists. Now it’s time to see how the page handles articles which are longer than a single page!


Welcome to page 2 everyone! Hopefully you made it here okay and without too much effort. I’m not sure what the Content Management System (CMS) will do in order to handle this, but I guess that I’ll soon find out. It’s sort of a funny thing, though. I’m here typing my ass off, full well knowing that the more I type the more realistic the final product will be with regards to the production site. The upshot of that is that I really want to stop and take a look at the result of my “work”. Alright, I’ve had enough of this. A single paragraph will have to be enough for now. In addition to this paragraph, I think I’ll add an image below. Note that I’ll use the same gallery as before.

Wow, it sure is a damn good thing that I checked to see how my CSS code would handle all this stuff! As it turns out, I have a few corrections to make in order to make the article index stand out more. Aside from that, it seems semi-broken. I’m actually glad to know that Joomla automatically generates an article index, which is really great. That said, it is, as they say, one more thing that can go wrong! And, oops! It also turns out that the “read more” button is slightly broken. That should be a quick fix, but at the moment a border gets added on mouseover which causes it to grow slightly larger, pushing all content below it down a bit. Really distracting to say the least! In any case, hopefully this was comprehensive enough to simulate an actual article…

Oh, and one last thing – a warm welcome to all those visiting cmoullas.net for the first time!

–Corey