Barrie North has over 15 years of experience with the Internet, as a user, designer, and teacher. He has spent over eight years in the education fi eld, becoming steadily more involved in web technology and teaching web design classes to students and
technology integration to teachers. Most recently he worked as an IT consultant for two new schools pioneering in the use of technology. As well as web design, he has provided web marketing/SEO, usability, and standards compliance expertise to his clients.
He is a partner of Joomla!shack.com, providing templates and custom services. He also maintains a blog about all things Joomla! at compassdesigns.net. When not working, he can frequently be found on the Joomla! community boards, and he has written many free tutorials for using Joomla!. His combination of Joomla! expertise, educational skills, and engaging writing has produced a book accessible to everyone.
I guess it was an o.k. start, but I'd download the app and play for a week instead and be ahead of the book.Published 11 months ago by John D. Pappas
Thanks to Barry I now use Joomla as an every day tool for programming. Now I have six sites running which make my living every month.Published 20 months ago by carlos rivero
I bought this book because I needed something to help me get over the hump on a project. I don't have a lot of free time to spend getting it done (it's volunteer work) so I needed... Read morePublished on October 9, 2009 by Kevin Slater
Great book, easy reading, any beginner really can learn how to put together a Joomla!site. Highly recommendable if you are starting with Joomla!, in fact-a must have!Published on September 5, 2009 by Nikola Milasevic
I have worked in networking, product, computer, software and technical support (among other jobs) for over 13 years so I am no stranger to computers or coding, but I was completely... Read morePublished on July 21, 2009 by Louis S. Carrozzi
This is a great book to have for new joomla! users! Especially if you do not know a lot about web design. I actually read the whole book, and still use it for a reference tool. Read morePublished on April 12, 2009 by Liz
When I purchased on the basis that it would allow me to custom design my website. You see Barrie had a tutorial on his website that explained how to custom design Joomla template. Read morePublished on February 24, 2009 by Kindle Customer
I bought this book while starting my own Joomla site and it helped me figure out a lot of the little stuff I couldn't get figured out to get my site up and running. Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by Scott Wiegand
This is an easy to to follow, well written beginners guide to building a Joomla! site. It is up to date and gives concise step by step instructions as well as excellent tips and... Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by Luan K. Railsback