The Joomla 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition is another step-by-step Beginner's Guide to the Joomla CMS.
It was written by Eric Tiggeler - an author of several books about Joomla! already.
His books have received very good reviews. He also writes tutorials for computer magazines and Joomla! community websites.
It’s second edition of the book, published in 2014, and it has been updated for the Joomla 3.3 version and higher.
Like previous Packt publications, The Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide is organised into chapters.
The book covers just about everything related to Joomla 3.
It teaches you how to get the most from the improvements in Joomla 3.x.for users who wish improve their skills and learn more about Joomla.
If you are new to this subject, you will also not have any difficulty to understand the clear and friendly language of instructions and examples included.
The book starts with short introduction to what Joomla is.
Taking full advantage of all the new features and enhancements added to the 2014 release of Joomla 3, this practical guide starts by teaching you how to install Joomla.
After a quick tour of the basics and the new features, you'll build your very first site in no time by customizing Joomla's default sample site to fit your needs, replacing the logo, colors, menus, and content of course.
In the last couple of chapters, you go beyond the basics and will discover how to expand Joomla's capabilities.
Finally, you will gain knowledge about topics like SEO and security.
Another interesting thing is a Pop quiz – where you can test your knowledge after each Chapter.
At the end of the book you can find all answers and check how good you are.
The Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide is available in various formats, including 'physical book' format and as a download-able eBook.
Within 12 few chapters,the book teaches comprehensively how to create high quality website.
I can recommend it as a great book for someone that will be designing his first website.
This is an excellent beginner's book. If you don't know anything about Joomla, and want to get a knowledge about it basic features - than is the book you need!
For very advanced users some chapters can be useless or boring but I am sure that everyone finds there something for himself, because a knowledge about Joomla is a huge area to explore.