WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Thank you for linking me up with the OS Training online classes.
I'm totally hooked – could spend the whole day going through the training videos but unfortunately I have to struggle with poor bandwidth and limited data bundle. However that is most probably beneficial as it compels me to try out the various aspects that are covered in each video.
The videos load easily and are presented in a straightforward way – even an old fossil like myself can understand. The overriding aspect is that if I miss something the first time, I can replay the video again without hacking off anyone or feeling techno-challenged.
Another incredible feature is their "Question" facility – if you have a specific problem that is not covered in their Blog, just drop them an email and within hours you have the reply – of course dependent on the time zone.
Now without any heart stopping moments or trepidation I have changed the css in the template, inserted an events calendar (and changed the calendar layout) and incorporated a Google map in my site – things I would never have attempted if they did not already feature in my default template.
I highly recommend these online videos for anyone wishing to learn or find out more about Joomla. It is extremely cost-effective, not location specific and more importantly, one can work at one's own tempo. Once I have covered all the Joomla classes, going to hit the WordPress ones.
Next project is to tackle a VirtueMart site.
"Beyond a Joomla Beginner"