Stories by Brian Proffitt

Joomla 3.0 review: Making way for mobile

We take a close look at 3.0, the latest version of the open-source content-management system, which offers a new implementation that helps site developers design for the mobile platform.

Location-based services: Are they there yet?

Mobile users are more connected to the Internet than ever. As of December 2011, ComScore estimated that there are 97.9 million smartphone users in the US - nearly a third of the total population.

Three HTML5 animation tools: Adobe Edge, Sencha Animator, Tumult Hype

The promise of HTML5, the <a href="">latest revision of the HTML standard</a> , is a simple one: With greater integration between static HTML and dynamic programming code (such as CSS3 or JavaScript), Web pages can become much more interactive and responsive to user preferences, without the need for plug-ins or memory-hogging multimedia files.

Alfresco: An open-source ECM alternative for SharePoint

In any business organization, the need to effectively communicate and collaborate in a timely manner is very important. Contending with mobile workers and shifting schedules, many businesses look toward enterprise content management (ECM) systems such as <a href="">Microsoft's SharePoint</a>. Their purpose is to allow users within organizations to collaborate and share work inside of a commonly accessed website framework.

Desktop virtualization: Parallels vs. VMware vs. VirtualBox

Virtual machines are the best way to accommodate different application needs in a datacenter environment. Whether you need to run your apps on a specific platform, or just need to meet scaling requirements, virtualization is the solution to a lot of IT manager's problems, thanks to fast and cheap memory.

Site builders: Drupal vs. Joomla vs. WordPress

Building a website has never been easier. Gone -- mostly -- are the days of having to hand-code HTML and PHP scripts in order to get a slick, fully functional website, thanks to the capabilities of content management systems that do most or all of the heavy lifting for site creators.

KDE 5.0 roadmap announced

The KDE desktop is about to take a major step forward, with the announcement today of the roadmap for KDE Frameworks 5.0.