Sorry for the long absence, but I finished up my term of service as an Americorps volunteer, and got a new job as a website applications programmer for the Alaska Permanent fund. So, as you can imagine, I've been busy! I'm back in the swing of things now, and will be releasing more tutorials soon. In order to extend the accessibility of the tutorials, I have decided to switch from Macromedia Captivate, and begin capturing them in DebugMode.com's absolutely fantastic tutorial program, Wink
. Wink produces better results in terms of compression compared to Macromedia Captivate, and it's also free, which allows other people to view my tutorial source more easily, and alter it if they so desire.
To answer the question about Joomla! and why I chose to pursue WB instead: quite frankly, Joomla! is not very friendly to self-directed user management of their own sites.
-The way it handles content is not very intuitive for a lot of people, and isn't the ideal solution for most of the sites I would deploy for someone else.
-Further, I find the module management and visibilty needlessly complicated.
-I also think it has become rather bloated and unwieldly in some areas. In order to pursue my project, it was inadequate, and contained a lot of features that most users would have no need for.
-On top of all of this, I think WBs user and group support is more elegant.