(PRWEB) December 9, 2005

Following a successful launch in September 2005, the Joomla! project is now showing further recognition with the announcement of a book being published on the award winning Content Management System.

Published by Packt, Building Websites with Joomla!, is a step-by-step tutorial to getting a Joomla! website up in as short a time as possible and is the first English language book to be released on this youthful, yet mature CMS.

Winner of the Best Linux / Open Source Project for 2005 at the prestigious Linux & Open Source Awards in London, Joomla! is a fully featured web content management system. It was created in the Summer of 2005 as a fork from the hugely popular Mambo CMS, with many of the original Mambo developers moving their efforts to Joomla! Whilst being easy to use at the entry level for creating basic websites, Joomla! also has the power and flexibility to support complex web applications.

In Building Websites with Joomla!, author Hagen Graf explains essential tasks clearly, with well structured step-by-step instructions. The book does not aim to cover every feature of Joomla! nor is it a comprehensive guide to extending Joomla!. Therefore, almost everything in the book is accomplished without recourse to the underlying PHP code in which Joomla! is written. The book is very readable and Hagen Graf conveys a particularly chatty and engaging writing style.

This book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, content editors and marketing professionals who want develop a fully featured web presence in a simple and straightforward process.

Building Websites with Joomla! will be released in February 2006, for more information, please visit: http://www.PacktPub.com/joomla/book For more information about Joomla! please visit http://www.Joomla.org

About Packt Publishing

Packt, pronounced Packed, published its first book Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management in April 2004 and subsequently continued to specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions.

Our books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today’s systems, applications, and frameworks. Our solutions-based books give you the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies you’re using to get the job done. Packt books are more specific and less general than the IT books you have seen in the past. Our unique business model allows us to bring you more focused information, giving you more of what you need to know, and less of what you don’t.

Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike.

Packt Open Source Project Royalty Scheme

When we sell a book written on an Open Source project, we pay a royalty directly to that project. As a result of purchasing one of our Open Source books, Packt will have given some of the money received to the Open Source project.

In the long term, we see ourselves and yourselves, as customers and readers of our books, as part of the Open Source ecosystem, providing sustainable revenue for the projects we publish on. Our aim at Packt is to establish publishing royalties as an essential part of the service and support business model that sustains Open Source.

For more information http://www.PacktPub.com

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