I’ve been busily digging into Joomla to create a new business site over at www.davefeasey.com. I was complaining that the code was a mess and that I wish it were more object oriented. Then of course I became aware of the Joomla 1.5 effort, which looks very OOP and sophisticated. 1.5 is currently in Beta, and the code freeze started today.
Part of the reason for this is that I’m looking for work again, although I’m still on contract at Kodak. Unfortunately, they just announced further layoffs this year, so I’m not too optimistic about getting hired or extended. The prospect of doing a full redesign, plus content was too much for me, so I took the plunge with Joomla. Having revised the templates there to match (more or less) the style I was looking for, I’m now thinking I ought to try the same experiment here at Greener Minds. I was noticing that the Joomla developers actually used WordPress for one of their documentation sites- Not Good! I personally wholly subscribe to the ‘Eat your own dogfood’ Dogbowl Philosophy I first heard about over at Zope.