Back in 2009 Allan Walker (Founder of Amplify) was asked by publishers to author a technical manual on one of the webs most popular Content Management Systems, Joomla. What he thought would be a quick couple of months to get it all down, turned into a solid 10 months of research, (even more) time in front of the Computer, and many revisions.. to produce the 365 page Joomla 1.5 Multimedia Book.
The book was published in February 2010 and became available through many retailers, including the publishers website and Amazon. What is still surprising is Joomla 1.5 Multimedia Book was written about the Joomla 1.5 web platform, which went on to develop into its current release of 3.5. However, Allan’s book is still receiving sales (albiet a small number) but this is 4 years later and many new versions of Joomla?
The book was aimed at Joomla! administrators and website developers who want to add media-rich content elements and interactive features to their site. It showed you how to manually implement features into your site, as well as utilize Extensions and more automated methods the CMS could manage, so we guess in some ways is not entirely specific to the 1.5 version of the platform.
The publishing of Joomla 1.5 Multimedia book opened many opportunities for Allan with Joomla web consultancy work and website development projects for the UK Government, NHS, HP, and other larger scale projects. Still, it does make us chuckle, that now in its “retired state” of being a book about an old version of Software, it is still making a few sales here and there!