This workshop website you are currently using is an example of a Joomla website. It was constructed using the skill sets that will be presented in the two day workshop. While you are only experiencing the front side of the site, the workshop will also cover the skills needed to maintain the site on the back (administration) side of the site.
The template used on this site is the free Business3 template from JM_Experts!
The elements illustrated on this site include
- Use of a professionally developed template
- Differential content based on whether the user is logged in or not
- Automated account generations via validated email address
- Blog posting from frontend of website
- Forum to support participant interaction (Kunena from Joomla Extensions)
- Picture Gallery with thumbnails (Very Simple Image Gallery)
- Search Feature
- Contact Us email form
- Displaying RSS syndication feeds
Here are some links to some sample Google Sites web sites. During the workshop you will get a chance to develop your own site.