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  • Joomailer Mailchimp Integration Released

    We're very excited about the recent release of another fantastic free extension.

    You might have come across Joomailer previously, our Joomla extension that allows seamless newsletter management and re-purposing of articles via Campaign Monitor.

    Taking the existing functionality of Joomailer we partnered with Kelsey from thinksync, located in Australia, and created a whole new Joomailer

    Now you have choice. Original Joomailer or our free Joomailer integration with the award-winning email marketing platform Mailchimp

    Head over to our comparison page to see the differences.
    You may also appreciate reading about the interface improvements made by Kelsey, in this article on his blog.

    Written on Monday, 16 August 2010 11:07 in News Read 7835 times Read more...
  • Mailchimp meets Joomla - Teaser
    Joomailer is reaching a new level, with the popular Campaign Monitor integration receiving a twin brother called Freddie.

    More of a fraternal twin, as the Mailchimp version will have features that the Campaign Monitor component won't be able to offer and vice versa. It is an entirely new component but will still be known as Joomailer Chimp version.
    Written on Friday, 06 August 2010 14:02 in News Read 7923 times Read more...
  • Zoom on 'corePHP'

    corephpzoomToday we are showcasing the launch of the new corePHP site , some of our good friends from across the pond (in this case the atlantic). We are quite excited to show you their new site, and some of their better known extensions. They have never hesitated to help us out, so we are trying to return the favor. Over the past year we have come to know each other quite well despite the distance and despite never having met in person. This we hope will change at one of the next Joomla! conventions that we will attend. But now I would like to give you a small introduction to their new site and offerings.

    Written on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:18 in News Read 5552 times Read more...
  • Simple yet powerful new interface for Joomailer

    newsletterinterfaceOur Campaign Monitor integration for Joomla! has reached the final stages of the beta. Today we are announcing one of the most exciting changes to Joomailer: an entirely new interface. Newsletter systems are often complex and not very intuitive so we have tried to let ourselves be inspired by the whole "create and send" concept that Campaign Monitor is building upon. We have reduced the main interface to a dashboard, a create screen and a send screen.

    Written on Friday, 09 July 2010 11:09 in News Read 6181 times Read more...
  • Content Uploader Pro 1.3 Update - Joomfish
    Content Uploader Pro 1.3We have another exciting update of the Content Uploader Pro to announce. If you have found filling in the translations of your website via Joomfish to be cumbersome, then 1.3 should make you substantially happy. :) It comes down to creating a copy of your sheet inside your workbook, with the same structure, and just putting your translations in the corresponding fields.
    Written on Monday, 05 July 2010 05:35 in News Read 8151 times Read more...
  • Support Germany Win! - 28% FTW
    Support Germany Win! Hello to all fans of the Black, Red and Gold. To show our support for the German team, we will be offering a 28% discount on JsIFR3 Pro and the Content Uploader Pro in case Germany wins the 28th encounter of this exciting World Cup. The coupon code will be posted in this article and will be available for 24hours after the game. We are about to go watch the game and hope you find a good spot to enjoy it too.

    Germany beats England 4:1 - CELEBRATION

    Coupon Code expired. Thank you for all of you that have supported us.
    Written on Sunday, 27 June 2010 08:41 in News Read 6745 times Read more...
  • free Content Uploader receives a facelift

    Let's get straight to business. Lately we have been pushing the development of the Content Uploader Pro adding some great functions like K2 items, contacts and web links importing but have admittedly slightly neglected our free version. No more. We present to you our favorite Joomla! extension from our lineup, with a new interface and new features. Video and screenshot below.

    Written on Thursday, 03 June 2010 09:39 in News Read 8922 times Read more...
  • J!andBeyond - Stars and sparkles

    As you well may know the J!andBeyond convention in Wiesbaden, Germany has come to an end. It is great to see the satisfaction and sweet aftertaste this event seems to have left with those that have attended. People are tweeting non-stop about this event and we are probably bound to see and possibly hear more updates in the coming days.

    Written on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:41 in News Read 1832 times Read more...
  • Content Uploader Pro 1.2 - Bulk Contacts

    Content Uploader Pro 1.2

    Another fast major update to one of our most popular Joomla! extensions, the Content Uploader Pro. The ability to upload contacts. In the traditional way you would have to open and save a form for each person you would like to add to your contacts section on your Joomla! website. Undoubtedly you shouldn't start a project without this tool.

    Written on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:08 in News Read 2506 times Read more...
  • The ultimate collection - part 5 - vectors

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    We are looking at some real nice vector source pages here in the fifth part of the series. They offer a tremendous amount of vectors for you to choose from to use in your projects. I have added nonetheless a couple of links to two great collections. Well the one on smashingmag, if you don't know it, is quite awesome.

    Written on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 19:27 in freebies Read 1961 times Read more...
  • Joomla Update 1.5.18 - Security Update!

    Joomla UpdateThe Joomla Team announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.18. This version inludes a security fix as well as a roll-back for the plugin auto disable feature, which was introduced in version 1.5.16 but did not satisfy the community at all.

    Written on Saturday, 29 May 2010 00:42 in News Read 1786 times Read more...
  • The ultimate collection - part 4 - icons

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    In the 4th part of our series we have put together a short list of some amazing icon collections. Some of these collections comprise of collections including hundreds of different icons. If you are looking for a quick and clean solution to find a nice standard set, you should check out Iconza. You can change the colors and sizes and download them for free. And if all those still aren't enough for your icon cravings you can browse the endless icon collections at Iconfinder, Iconfever, Iconspedia, Findicons and the bit old school Iconarchive. Have a great weekend!

    Written on Friday, 28 May 2010 09:09 in freebies Read 1618 times Read more...
  • The ultimate collection - part 3 - textures

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    And it is tuesday again. Here comes a collection of brilliant sites with uncountable patterns and textures and some with communities behind them. A couple of them offer cool background generators, so let your imagination run wild. Enjoy these bookmarkable resources all in one place and feel free to share yours in the comments section below. Next time around we will post some really nice vector packs. Have a good week.

    Written on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 09:27 in freebies Read 2130 times Read more...
  • Content Uploader Pro 1.1 - Weblinks

    cu11When it comes to populating your Joomla! site with contents, you won't find a match for the Content Uploader. Two noteable features have been added to the pro version. A new interface for uploading your web links as well as K2 support, which had been added to the prior release, now grace the list of features.

    Written on Monday, 24 May 2010 14:53 in News Read 1445 times Read more...
  • Abandon all Joomla! efforts

    jfwd There has recently been an uprising of enthusiastic Joomla! developers and users, such as Nicholas Dionysopoulos and parts of the ATAAW community, who aparently want to help the core developers and speed up the process to bring Joomla! 1.6 forward. The article received a provocative title, to hopefully raise some awareness about Joomla! and how you can help.

    Written on Monday, 24 May 2010 13:25 in News Read 1958 times Read more...
  • Fresh Joomailer 0.9.4 Update

    articleleadJoomailer, our Campaign Monitor integration for Joomla!, is moving ever closer towards the release candidate. In this upgrade we have implemented a few requested features. Joomailer 0.9.4 has received some cruicial changes, which will allow us to apply some exciting interface changes to the next version.

    Written on Monday, 24 May 2010 09:40 in News Read 1328 times Read more...
  • The ultimate collection - part 2 - brushes

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    The continuation of our series includes some stunning photoshop brushes with which you will be able to add those individual touches to the collections of textures we will have for you next time. All together over 3000 paintshop brushes assembled in 6 collections for your template and newsletter designing pleasure. It might take you some time to sift through all of those, but it will be well worth it.

    Written on Friday, 21 May 2010 09:00 in freebies Read 1594 times Read more...
  • The ultimate collection - part 1 - fonts
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    When you are looking at designing a new site or logo or wallpaper or letterhead, you want to find a good font. So in addition to the list of font files you will find 3 really nicely assembled collections of free fonts by Vitaly Friedman.   I know there are many more, but these are good quality sites and should provide a good starting point to newcomers. Also check out http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ if you saw a font and want to find out what it was. Stay tuned for brushes, textures, patterns and more every tuesday and friday until we run out of topics. :) And then we will make up some more. Enjoy.

    Written on Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:10 in freebies Read 1363 times Read more...
  • How to Create a Visitor Map for Joomla!
    How to create a visitor map for Joomla!

    Joomla is a great content management system and once you get to know about the structure of components, modules and plugins you can begin to create your own custom extensions.  However, online documentation is pretty sparse when it comes to this part - the most in-depth documentation usually only consists of how to create a 'Hello World' extension.

    As a newcomer to the world of Joomla I found this lack of tutorials quite frustrating so I've decided to write my own.  The following instructions explain how to create a module from scratch that includes parameters, a third party library and a Google map chart.  Once finished we will have a module that displays visitor information on a map of the world using data grabbed from Google Analytics.  Hopefully this will shed some light on the topic for some of you.

    Written on Thursday, 06 May 2010 09:36 in Tutorials Read 5881 times Read more...
  • New Site Launch

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    Welcome to our new site with a spankin' new interface. Even though the site itself appears to be more colorful, the structure has been kept simple and in parts made even easier to navigate. The general theme is simplicity.

    Written on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 17:34 in News Read 1758 times Read more...
  • Jtop10: Now With Hits

    jtop10Jtop10 is one of our free extensions that displays the 10 most viewed articles for several categories.  We've just updated it so that you can now choose to display the hits per article and also display these hits in awesome CSS bar charts!

    Written on Sunday, 21 February 2010 21:53 in Computing Read 2323 times Read more...
  • Modded URL-Shortener Bookmarklets

    google_analytics_campaigns... for Google Analytics Tracking. Modern marketing demands a social media presence and there are many companies who do a good job of engaging their customers in conversation on sites such as facebook and twitter.  However, there are times when you may wish to move this conversation to your own site by getting your fans or followers to click on links. 

    You can track the number of people who click on your links by using a URL shortener but what happens if you wish to track conversions from these social media campaigns? This question led us to the discovery of an article by Hendry Lee that explains how Google's URL Builder can be used for this exact purpose.  Check it out for the technical details or just follow the instructions below so that you can begin to measure social media marketing effectiveness more accurately today!

     

    Written on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 17:47 in Computing Read 2921 times Read more...
  • No limits to your imagination

    1266311758_applications-education...except Internet Explorer. :-p In a three hour long session, you can learn the necessary skills to create a professional Joomla! template. This unique opportunity is offered by Daniel from Compojoom in a one time 20 seat Webinar via DimDim .

    Written on Monday, 15 February 2010 20:39 in News Read 1667 times Read more...
  • JsIFR3 free & Pro update

    jsifr3We have just released an update for JsIFR3!
    The new version offers two new options in the plugin configuration:
    - Added an option to improve the clickability of links
    - Added an option to define a line height inside the sIFR elements

    Written on Monday, 14 December 2009 18:32 in News Read 4919 times Read more...
  • J2top update: 1.0.7 - sh404SEF bugfix

    J2topWe have just released a new version of J2top!
    This update addresses a bug that appeared in combination with sh404SEF. When both extensions were activated on a site it happened that the page didn't scroll up properly but refreshed instead.

    Written on Thursday, 10 December 2009 20:04 in News Read 3469 times Read more...
  • Joomailer 0.9b Released!

    campaign monitor integration for joomlaIt is a good day for Joomailer subscribers that have patiently been waiting for the new version. K2 support and the new authentication system are the major features of this release, but read on to find out more.

    Written on Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:00 in News Read 2448 times Read more...
  • Excel Uploader update

    We have just released a new version of the Excel Uploader for Joomla!.  The new update includes the following changes:
    - component is now in MVC form.
    - the configuration screen has now been changed

    Written on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 21:29 in News Read 6403 times Read more...
  • Roadmap to Joomailer 1.0

    campaign monitor integration for joomlaWe would like to apologize to our Joomailer subscribers that have patiently been awaiting further updates. All existing subscriptions have been extended for the remaining time of the beta. Many new features and improvements are coming. Please read on for detailed information about the new authentication system and further features.

    Written on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 20:49 in News Read 3146 times Read more...
  • Drag to Share Plugin

    Dragon Share is our newest addition to our Roster. Drag to Share as seen on Mashable, now for your Joomla! site. This is the first version for you to play around with, works well on most basic sites. Stay tuned for updates and more free social icons to choose from.

    Written on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 11:40 in News Read 3130 times Read more...
  • J2top Update - v1.0.6

    J2topWe just released an update for our popular J2top plugin! It is now possible to align the button not only to the right but also to the left border of the window. Upgrade mode enabled: You can now install the new version without uninstalling the older version before.

    Written on Monday, 26 October 2009 11:36 in News Read 2804 times Read more...
  • Joomailer 0.8 Quick Beta Overview

    campaignmonitor integration for joomla In this release we tackle a few milestones, like template support and draft creation. Simple template conversion from Campaign Monitor is possible. With the introduction of Joomailer templates, it will become even more fun creating newsletters from your site's contents. Read on for all the updates:

    Written on Friday, 23 October 2009 12:17 in News Read 2021 times Read more...
  • Joomla 1.5.14 Security Update

    Joomla Security Update 1.5.10
    The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.14.
    This is a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately.
    This release contains fixes for two material bugs that were introduced in version 1.5.13 and one low level security issue.

    Written on Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00 in News Read 2342 times Read more...
  • Including AJAX Libraries using Google
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    If you are developing web applications and need to use javascript libraries from time to time you probably allready have read about the Google AJAX libraries API, which enables you to include nearly any javascript library with only two lines of code. You don't have to include the libraries into your package anymore.
    As this is such a usefull solution we decided to write a short instruction how to use the Google AJAX libraries API for those who might have missed that opportunity.

    Written on Friday, 08 May 2009 14:42 in Coding Read 3111 times Read more...
  • Free Resources - our bookmarks

    bookmarks delicious.com/freakedout

    Whilst doing our own "webcrawling" we come across a lot of interesting and helpful sites.  You will notice that our bookmark collection has a strong IT & Tech sway. You will probably find them most helpful if you are in development, marketing or business management.  For quick access to our most recent stumbles just bookmark http://delicious.com/freakedout

    Written on Friday, 24 April 2009 00:00 in News Read 2732 times Read more...
  • Joomla 1.5.10 Security Update
    softwareupdateThe Joomla! Project has just released a new update. They urge users to upgrade to the new version as it includes a low-level and moderate-level security fix, along with dozens of bugfixes. In order for you not to miss out on future updates, we have released a tiny little tool we lovingly named: JVcheck.
    Written on Saturday, 28 March 2009 16:27 in News Read 2329 times Read more...
  • A look at our free extensions
    softwareIt is sometimes the details that make the difference, so we have added a couple more of our free must-have extensions. Today we will be stocking up the free extensions roster with J2Top, JsecX, JcatX and JVcheck.
    Written on Sunday, 22 March 2009 16:14 in freakedout Read 2278 times Read more...
  • Good Design
    paintbrushesDon Norman gave a very interesting speech at TED about why good design and thoughtfulness is important. You can find many more good articles here or visit Prof. Don Norman's Homepage.
    "Donald Arthur Norman (born December 25, 1935) is a professor emeritus of cognitive science at University of California, San Diego and a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, where he also co-directs
    Written on Thursday, 19 March 2009 13:32 in Style Read 2259 times Read more...
  • Create Bootable Linux USB Drive
    usbI am certain many of you have been upset with the performance Windows exhibits at times. What are alternatives? Buy a Mac? Not really, you already spent the money on your computer, spent money on your Operating System and now you certainly don't want to buy an even more expensive system.
    Written on Tuesday, 17 March 2009 15:06 in Computing Read 2652 times Read more...
  • Joomla Productivity Booster

    uploadIn case you lag a good internetconnection at times, and you still need to touch up that blog article or add the newest photos from the last event into your gallery, then Joomla Remote is probably a good solution for you.  This small piece of software allows you to manage your site offline and then sync.

    Written on Friday, 06 March 2009 20:14 in Business Read 2217 times Read more...
  • Join the freakedout club for free!

    RulesofFightClubYour resource for interesting articles about technology and business related issues. Find value adding information which might give you the edge on your competition. Sometimes it pays to know that you have plan b. Our club is more than just a collection of articles.

    Written on Friday, 06 March 2009 20:14 in freakedout Read 2684 times Read more...
  • Our new downloadsection

    downloadsdl.freakedout.de
    Here you will find some ways to add icing to your site. We didn't have much of a download section on the old site, but this has changed with our new site. Since we use the Joomla content management system for most of our projects we decided to use joomla as our main web application platform.

    Written on Friday, 06 March 2009 20:14 in freakedout Read 2276 times Read more...
  • JsIFR3 Pro Released

    altEasy font replacement in multiple styles now available. JsIFR3 is a simple to install and use plugin to enhance the appereance of your site through the use of any available fonts. We are offering our JsIFR3 Pro at a nominal fee of 12€. Included are 1 months worth of support and unlimited upgrades.

    Written on Friday, 06 March 2009 20:14 in Style Read 2946 times Read more...