Equality means removing the barriers

Joomla means “all together”. From the founding of Joomla we have taken pride in reducing the barriers to entry. We removed the barrier of cost, we removed the barrier of language and we removed the barriers to change found in a closed source application.

For many years we have talked about responsive web design - the ability to use a website on any device. What we don’t talk about is responsible web design - the ability for everyone to use a web site equally.

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I’d like to thank Brian for inviting me to be a guest blogger with the exciting topic of GDPR. I agreed to write this after a drink in the pub with Brian, where amongst other things we were discussing how GDPR would affect a few of the websites he and I advise people about. He allowed me to have my usual rant about how there are people out there making money from advising companies about GDPR, but when you look at their advice what they actually say is “you need to think about” or “this is what the rules say”. What most small companies need is to be told here’s what you should do… so that’s what I’m attempting to do in this blog post.

Last week at a local Drupal User Group I saw a presentation about new and experimental features that will be in Drupal 8.3 and two of them got me very intrigued - Workflow and moderation.

It got me thinking about how we handle the content approval workflow in Joomla and what can we do to improve the entire process to make it as powerful, flexible and easy to use as we possibly can.

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