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4Web creates highly customized websites using Joomla! and WordPress. We use open source software to meet our clients' online business goals and marketing objectives. Experience, honesty and ingenuity are the foundation of our approach for creating engaging, responsive and strategic online business solutions. We take being part of the Web community seriously so we make sure to take the time to share some our findings here.

Still Using Joomla 2.5? It’s Time for You to Fly

If your website still lives on Joomla 2.5, it’s time to migrate — or make the move — to the latest version of Joomla 3.

Migrating your Joomla site is very different from updating it — it’s like moving to a new home.

Think of the moving process: Going through your belongings and getting rid of what you no longer want or need.  Packing up what you want and making the move. Once you unpack, you may discover you have new wants or needs that you didn’t have in your old house – so you bring in new items and make needed fixes to make your house work for you.

Joomla 3.5 Beta

Joomla 3.5 Features

It’s December once again and that means gifts of all kinds, including a gift from your favorite CMS, Joomla! It looks like it may come a little later than expected, but due in February 2016, Joomla 3.5 will bring some very nice upgrades and enhancements to your website building experience. Here’s what you can expect in the first quarter of 2016.

Custom Template for Multilingual Joomla Site

A little over four years ago 4Web had the pleasure of working with Somuga, an animation company in Basque Country in northern Spain, to create the multilingual Howoldies website. We were thrilled when they contacted us to develop a second children’s site, The Giftbringers. This new site needed to be multilingual, responsive, provide special interactive activities for registered users, AND work with the beautiful, graphic-intensive design Somuga provided to us.

Case Study

Website Re-Design Ally: A Case Study

“We were completely lost. 4Web guided us through the process and understood what we needed,” says Howayda Abu Affan, Assistant Director of the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, Massachusetts. “Working with 4Web put into perspective what was really important for our website.”

The museum’s primary need was for a website that could be updated easily to reflect the current exhibits and provide the interaction that modern visitors expect. Howayda explains, “Our original site was designed in 2008 on a platform that was supposed to be updated and maintained by the designer. Every time we added a photo or a bit of text ourselves, entire pages would shift.”

Microdata

Managing Microdata in Joomla with JCE

Content is the most important aspect of a website; if you don’t have good content people won’t want to stay. But how do people even find your website? Through search engines, of course, and Microdata (or Structured Data) is one of the new ways that you can help people find your quality content through search engines.