The Visual Blueprint for Mambo is a visually-oriented users manual for the Mambo Open Source CMS.
Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 220 key Mambo techniques. The visual approach to the topic makes the Visual Blueprint series one of the most effective ways to master a complex system like Mambo.
* High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
* "Apply It" and "Extra" sidebars highlight useful tips
The book targets new and mid-level users and system administrators - it is not intended for programmers seeking to program or modify extensively the Mambo code. The text was prepared with reference to versions 4.5.4 and the new version 4.6, which was under development at the time of writing. Both the author and the technical editor are members of Team Mambo with intimate familiarity with the Mambo system. Details of Book * Binding: Paperback
* Page Count: 352 pages
* Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc. - Visual Series
* Date of Publication: July 12, 2006
* Language: English
* ISBN: 0470040564
* Dimensions: 9.0 x 7.8 x 0.8 inches What the Reviewers are Saying "Mambo [Visual Blueprint] is the book I wish I'd had when I first installed and configured the Mambo Open Source CMS. Some things you can't learn from a book -- like how to write compelling content or how to administrate a forum -- but for anything related to installing, configuring, maintaining, and customizing this content management system, Mambo [Visual Blueprint] is easily the best single source of information. The content is appropriate and concise, and the book's layout and style are outstanding." Jem Matzan, The Jem Report, 07 Sep 2006Purchasing the Book The book may be purchased directly from Amazon. About Mambo The Mambo Open Source Content Management System (CMS) is one of the most popular Web CMS products in the world. Since its initial release to the Open Source community (via the GPL license) in April of 2001, the core files have been downloaded more than 5 million times.
It is important to note that there has been a split in the community around Mambo. In the fall of 2005 the project was forked and many of the core Mambo developers jumped ship to work on a parallel (and very successful) Open Source CMS product that is now called Joomla!.