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Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night ...

Some time ago I wrote about the end of life for our Joomla 1.5 range of products and sadly that time has come.

I actually feel quite emotional about letting Joomla 1.5 go, but I think this is only natural given that we have worked so closely with this codebase for the majority of the Joomlabamboo lifetime.

Sure Joomla has moved on since Joomla 1.5 was released in 2008 - transformed, evolved and improved - but Joomla 1.5 really has been like an old friend. It wasn't perfect but we knew it's secrets and we could easily forgive it's shortcomings.

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I wrote a little of my experience after we moved to SiteGround a while back and you can also check out our five reasons to choose SiteGround for your Joomla hosting as a littl background on why we choose SiteGround for our hosting needs.

Best of luck with the competition :)

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Responsive Lightbox for Zentools

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One of the weak points in our responsive arsenal, up until now at least, has been the zentools lightbox. It certainly looked pretty but became problematic once you started changing the browser size or adding oversized content on smaller screens.

This release solves all of that by dropping in an elegant and intelligent responsive lightbox solution. The new lightbox will scale according to the viewers screensize and also cleans up the user interface to make it a much more inuitive experience for the end user.

The new lightbox also supports deep linking so it is possible to link directly to a lightbox element. Click here to see an example. In addition to this it also supports full screen mode for those browsers and os's that support that as well as a slick thumbnail viewer which becomes available when viewing image galleries.

You can see the new lightbox on the zentools demo site.

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This session is in addition to the talk I'll be giving about more general templating strategies during the conference program and will focus on getting into the nitty gritty of developing Joomla templates using our framework and other zen products.

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Collector is an all in one Social media collecting / streaming theme that can pool and display content from your favourite social media sources.

Live Preview Download Features

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A new script loader

One of the biggest headaches developers and site builders see when developing jQuery functionality within joomla is a javascript conflict that results from multiple versions of jQuery loading on a page. This is mainly triggered in cases where script declarations are declared after the $ name space has been re-declared by another javascript library.

Technically, jQuery should be able to load as many times as you want on a page - although best practice is to only load one. Even with multiple instances of the jQuery library loading on the page, it's core functionality should remain unaffected. However because Joomla components, modules and plugins are triggered at different times during a page render and because there are a few different ways to include assets within that rendering, it's not always possible to control the exact order that scripts are loaded on the page and so we often end up with a jQuery conflict.

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Free ticket to Melbourne Joomladay

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I'm quite excited about this event given that I'll get the chance to meet Brian Teeman and Peter van Westen in the flesh.

Skype is certainly a great tool for building friendship with people in distant parts of the world, but nothing beats sitting down and sharing a quiet brew or two, to really get to know someone - especially if that's on a ridiculously hot Melbourne January day.

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Design Inspiration - Manos

[I love the Cory Webb Media rebrand and redesign - awesome work folks!

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Cyber monday deals abound

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Even though I've been running an online business for almost five years now, I'm kind of new to the idea of Cyber Monday.

So it's kind of exciting to see the awesome number of deals available and not just only for Joomla users. Here are a collection of deals available from us, our friends and some of my favourite purveyors of online goods.

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Beautiful CSS3 Add to cart buttons

[These have been in my bookmarks for a long time but each time I accidentally click on it I am reminded how beautiful they are.

Visit Site

](http://johnsardine.com/example/add-to-cart-buttons/)

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Slick css3 box shadows

[Visit Site

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