Part of the plan we had for JoomlaBuzz right from the beginning was to offer our own Joomla extensions to compliment the tutorials (or tutorials to complement the extensions, depending on how you see it!!), so that's what we've been working on for the past few months. But there are plenty of great extensions for Joomla already, so we knew we'd have to do something a bit different - and our main take on 'different' is simplicity.

Simple to set up

We know some people like to be able to tweak every last bit of padding and every last bit of colour contrast (and we get that!!), but we also know there are a lot of people who just want to install, set up and save - and have an extension that just does what it should, without any fuss or hassle. And in all of the extensions we've made so far, and in all of the extensions we're going to make in the future, we'll always be looking at how we can make things as simple as possible for the site owner who's actually going to install them.  If we can make an extension do what it needs to (see then next point too) and have one thing to set up, rather than five, that's exactly what you'll get!

Simple to look at

We love the 'flat' design thing that's going on and we think it'll continue for a long time to come. Why? We think the web has had enough of the 'what can we add to that text to make it even fancier' philosophy that's been building since we all discovered drop shadows, and that what really counts is the content - specifically, making that content as easy to consume as possible. That's why our website, our extensions and our videos are all super clean - minimalist, flat, call it what you want, but it just makes the user experience better and it's going to be at the heart of everything we do.

Simple to modify

One for the more technical folks out there, but if you want to tinker with our extensions, feel free - we'll always try to get our stuff to work with your template as much as we can, but we'll also try to make everything as simple as possible to modify - we're going out of our way to make the templating and layouts easy to override, and easy to style with just simple css, because we're developers and website builders too and we know how frustrating it is to have to write lines and lines of code just to change the text colour...

So there you go, that's what we've been doing and it's what we'll be dong for the forseeable future (as well as making plenty more videos) - we're making great, simple Joomla extensions - take a look at them here - our Joomla extensions.

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