goodbye joomla 1.0

Good bye joomla 1.0 you've been a good friend over the years but sadly now it's time to say farewell

After over 1 million downloads of the very final release of the Joomla 1.0 it has now reached it's end of life.

There will be no further updates or security releases fro this Tuesday but what does that mean for sites that are still running Joomla 1.0?

In reality I suspect very little.

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I'm a firm believer in using the right tool for the job. If I have an egg to crack I know I will get better results with a fork or the edge of the bowl than I will with a hammer. Of course a hammer can crack an egg but it will be messy and leave you with more egg on the floor than in the bowl.

So why use joomla to build a shop?

Today I got one of those client emails we all dread. The client had visited his brand new site and it wouldn't load it just gave a blank screen.

Experienced web developers know that a blank screen is really an error message so I dug a little further and checked his site with my ftp client. Not surprisingly I saw that some malicious code had been inserted into the index.php files. Fortunately there was a bug in this code and that gave the blank screen.

The web was meant to be read, not squished.
This isn't the way to test a responsive design.