Check it out! That’s just the landing page, but if you click on the website link you will be taken to my beautiful new Joomla installation. It took me a while to actually get all that stuff working, but now it DOES work. So it’s cool. I wish that Joomla was a little more “stupid-proof”, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. I’m contemplating installing Drupal as well, just to see what it’s like.
What I like about Joomla is that it really is easy. It would be a pain in my ever-lovin’ rear end to get the kind of site I made to work using some combination of java, HTML, css, and php. Joomla was mostly painless. I also like how it’s architected with each component basically being a module placed over a skeleton. Storing everything in databases is a lot more elegant than a simple HTML solution. So that’s cool.
Also: http://adantes.homeip.net/openbbhome/opac (yeah, I should work on that URL)
OpenBiblio is back. This time I went with the home version which adds cover images. I want to do another Koha installation, but I kinda want to wait until the release of koha 3.2. I haven’t looked at all the revisions, but I like new and shiny things, so maybe I’ll wait for that. I was also considering installing Koha in a virtual machine environment, but I don’t know how the networking is going to work out. Do virtual machines have their own IP addresses? How do I configure Apache? Anyone have any advice or guidance?