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Joomla 3.0 is scheduled to be released in September 2012. With this upcoming release lets look at what we can expect.
As soon as the first beta was released we downloaded and installed it so we could create a video. We thought it would be good to have a video overview of the install process.
Very Very Cool Stuff. I am excited about the official release.
The biggest changes I noticed so far:
It's only 3 steps! The process in Joomla 2.5 and previous versions was ok, but did not have the simplicity. With the new design all the important elements are displayed in key areas.
New completely redesigned look for article editing. Puts the text editing front and center. Also, you will notice the other tabs (Publishing Options, Article Options, etc...) that used to be awkwardly located on the right side column are now located along the top next to Article Details.
The mobile view comes default with Joomla 3.0. The backend (administrator side) is responsive and changes based on the size of the browser viewing it.
New UX (User Experience. Mentioned in this article http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-feb-2012/item/673-roadmap-for-a-great-Joomla-3-UX).
Mobile compatibility by default. Joomla 3 will come with mobile viewing by default. It is expected by next year that a majority of internet users will be doing so via their mobile devices. http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1664-3-3.html
3.0 is a “Major” update
According to the Joomla developer strategy, releases with remaining zeros like 3.0.0 are considered Major releases. This means that it will have a high degree of changes compared to the last release. We do not know yet what exactly the changes will be so come back to this page to find out. Learn more about the releases here: http://developer.joomla.org/strategy.html
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