I just finished a little piece of work for David Chambers, the founder of ThinkSmallCell.
He needed some design amendments for his website. You’ll see my work at the bottom of the page – the four boxes and icons above the footer.
Getting to grips with Joomla
Joomla is an open source content management system which I’d only ever had the briefest of encounters with, normally working with Drupal or WordPress.
I assumed that given my working knowledge of various content management systems, how hard could it be?!
Well, I am pleased to say that on the whole I was able to ‘get under the hood’, modifying the template files and working with the admin panel with Joomla to make it all work.
I didn’t get it right first time, but I’m happy that I have proved myself to be adaptable enough to say ‘yes’ when a new challenge comes along.
Getting to grips with Jquery
I have used Jquery plugins in my code before, but this was a little different. The way I’d designed the boxes to work (at David’s request) meant that I would need a bespoke snippet of script to get the boxes to reveal more content when hovering over.
I think my understanding of Jquery has come along a lot just from that one practical example, under pressure. Funny how that happens, isn’t it?