Current development status of Matukio - Event Manager

Since the first release of Matukio we have been working hard on a new stable version with awesome new features and many bugfixes. We have released some alpha versions, which showed some of the new features and bugfixes. Yesterday we then released the final development version, which is feature complete. This means we are only going to fix release critical bugs and other problems found in it and not going to add new features. We changed and added around 20.000 lines of code, so everyone is invited to help searching for bugs and problems.  

So in this blog post i want you to show some of changes and optimizations we've made. Let's start with the frontend, where some of the most noticeable changes took place:

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Some awesome CSS 3 tips and tricks for your site - Part 1

With CSS 3 you can easily create some awesome effects, like nice borders, opacity-effects, roundings or beautiful text effects. How you could easily use it to improve your site i want to show in this tutorial series. In the first two tutorials we start with some basics and then move on to some more sophisticated things.

Remember CSS3 is not supported in all browsers, above all on old Internet Explorer Versions (prior IE 9) most effects will not work, but for the good part most modern mobile browser nd Chrome Safari (both Webkit) and Mozilla offer full support for CSS 3. A very nice overview table about CSS Browser support, you can find at http://www.normansblog.de/demos/browser-support-checklist-css3/.

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Tiles - the new awesome way to present your content!

Tiles - the new awesome way to present your content!

Today we present you another new Joomla 2.5 extension - Tiles. Tiles is a new way to present your content. You can use Tiles to show photos, present products or display news in an modern and unique way. Take a look at the Tiles - Detail page for an overview. You can see it live at the demo site or at the Compojoom Startsite.Tiles comes with three different Templates (simple, modern and compojoom) and many different scrolling effects, like Transitions or Scroll on Mouseover. You can style every tile to your needs, from backgrounds (image, color, gradients etc.), over Linktypes (like buttons or just one link over the whole tile) till effect-overlays.Tiles has an great, 100% Ajax driven, backend editor, which enables you to easily create and manage your Tile-Galleries in no time.  

 

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Matukio - Advanced events manager for Joomla

We're really excited to present our newest Joomla 2.5 Extension - Matukio. Matukio is a very advanced Events Manager based on the well known extension com_seminar by Dirk Vollmar. We are putting much effort into transforming Matukio into an modern MVC Extension - in the last couple of month we ported and polished it for Joomla 2.5, added new features and fixed a bunch of bugs. Take a look at the Matukio - Detail page for an overview.We choose Seminar, because of its functionality, it's features and it's great usability. Sadly it seems that Dirk doesn't have the time to further develop the extension for newer versions of Joomla. In the next couple of weeks and month we will continue our complete rewrite of Seminar, introduce new amazing features and fix existing limitations and bugs. Matukio is still beta, so don't get mad at us when some things are not working the way you think they should - we promiss to fix them in almost no time and offer you Matukio for only 25 Euro (33 Dollar). Later it will be 39 or 49 Euro's, so you don't only support our work, but also save a lot of money when you buy Matukio right now!Here is a small list of features planned in the next couple of months:

- Google calendar integration- PayPal / Payment integration and Management- Webinar management (a bit later)- Search engine optimized URLs- working hand in hand with our products Hotspots and Comment- Calendar and Matukio content plugins- Mobile version for smartphones with html5 and css3- Much more flexibility and possibilities to present your events!- New amazing template system- Auto-generated tickets (with your design and barcode) as pdf, image etc.

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