It has been really sometimes since I last having hands-on with Joomla!, the popular Content Management System (CMS).  But today, we meet again..

There are many and huge improvements done from Joomla! 1.0.x to Joomla! 1.5.x. Interface, installation, look & feel, etc. Installation for instance, I’m very impressed on how easy it was to setup a site using Joomla! complete with Shopping Cart! And I am not a professional developer. I have some basics of course, but again, I think even noobs will be able to this. You need to read the manual carefully thou! Caution, customization can take forever… 🙂 if you are not firm of what you want.

Here is the result from my installation, (click here) with very minimum customization and minimum time too. The goal is to have a website for my wife and her colleagues to do online trading of their merchandise. “GroomMePretty” — quite neat and catchy I’d say…

Have a look!