Released on: 24, July 2006
, Author: Ric Shreves / Water & Stone
, Audience: Internet related
Global publisher John Wiley & Sons has released their newestVisual Blueprint title -- Mambo: Your Visual Blueprint for Building and MaintainingWebsites with the Mambo Open Source CMS.The title, authored by Ric Shreves, provides the most comprehensive documentationyet released for the award-winning Mambo Content Management System (CMS). The Mambosystem is widely acknowledged as under documented, notes the author, with thistitle, Wiley has moved in to help address the need for accessible and comprehensivedocumentation for users. The Mambo system is one of the world s most successful Open Source projects andclaims more than 5 million downloads over the past five years. Shreves adds, Mambois an advanced content management system and a complicated software package. Whilethe system is easy enough for most people to attain a basic proficiency withoutextensive coaching, it is hard to reach the full potential of the system withoutadditional guidance. Wiley s Visual Blueprint series relies on a series of short (one or two page)chapters that focus on the accomplishment of discreet tasks. The chapters areillustrated with screen shots from the system and provide a step-by-step breakdownof exactly what the user needs to do to complete a task successfully. The taskchapters are supplemented by charts and explanatory screens which detail theinterface, the controls and key concepts. The Mambo Visual Blueprint was created to document the current 4.5.4 series and thebrand new 4.6 series of the Mambo CMS. Both the author and the technical editor aremembers of the Mambo Development Team and provide intimate familiarity with thefunctions of the system. Our goal was to create a text which new and mid levels users and administratorscould turn to again and again through the life of their Mambo site. The book is ahands-on reference work, not a theoretical or abstract text, notes Ric Shreves. The book was released on 11 July and is currently available through a wide varietyof retailers. The Mambo Visual Blueprint can be purchased online from Amazon,Barnes & Noble and other sites. You can view more information about the book,including sample materials, at http://mambobook.ricshreves.ne tENDSAbout Ric Shreves (the author)Ric Shreves is an IT Journalist and technologist who specializes in Open Sourcetechnologies in general and Content Management Systems in particular. He is aregular columnist for ComputerWorld (Hong Kong) and for the Bangkok Post. His workhas also appeared in Forbes, Hoovers, AsiaWeek, South China Morning Post, CIO, andmany other places. Ric is a member of Team Mambo and sits on the Board of Directorsof the non-profit Mambo Foundation. This is his first book for Wiley.About Wiley (the publisher)John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is an American-based publisher with an extensive catalogueand global distribution. Founded in 1807, the company provides must-have content tocustomers worldwide. Core businesses include scientific, technical, and medicaljournals, encyclopaedias, books, and online products and services; professional andconsumer books and subscription services; and educational materials forundergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing,marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, andAustralia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbolsJWa and JWb. Wiley 's Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.About Mambo & The Mambo Foundation (the software)Mambo is Open Source software, released under the GPL. The Mambo Foundation is anon-profit association, incorporated under the laws of Australia. Mambo CMS is anaward-winning open source system with more than 5 million downloads to date. Thesystem was recently named Best Open Source Solution at the LinuxWorld Conferencein San Francisco. Mambo is free software. About water&stonewater&stone is web development company that specializes in Open Source ContentManagement systems. Clients include Mercy Corps, the University of North Carolina,Air Compassion, SwissBel Hotels, and many other firms. The company s award-winningdesigns have been featured in several publications. Several members of water&stonevolunteer their time to help promote and develop MamboFor More Information:Mambo Book Micro-site: http://mambobook.ricshreves.ne tDetailed information about the book, including images, table of contents, samplechapters and ordering information. The Mambo Foundation: http://www.mambo-foundation.or gFor full information on the Foundation, including how to join, mission, bylaws andstructures, and legal information. Also contains links to the download sites forthe Mambo CMS. Media resources, including logos and other useful info can be foundon the Foundation s resource site, The Source: http://source.mambo-foundation .org RicShreves.Net: http://ricshreves.netThe author s portfolio site. Contains list of publications, contact details andsample work.Wiley: http://www.wiley.comThe publisher of the Visual Blueprint series. Includes extensive corporate andcatalogue info.Media Contacts:Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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