Before you go live with it, play on a subdomain or on your local machine. Don't add extensions and practise just publishing. If you are used to coding yourself, the structure of sections and categories takes a bit of getting used to. Plan that out with pencil and paper first. Then build static pages for "about this website" etc. As you move forward then learn about modules and banners so you can start laying eveything out the way you want.
The community is very active so post on the forum if you have questions but search there first.
Msg#: 3458590 posted 6:44 am on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
You'll be surprised at how much you will learn by just playing around with it for awhile.
I do agree with that.
Before you go through the documentations and the other lessons, see how much you can find for yourself. The good thing is, you might not easily forget what you really discover yourself. Then ofcourse, to be followed by a guide from the experts in that area.
I have many reservations on how to use Joomla and who should use it for what purpose, which I find many well-profiled customers requiring a custom built system depending on some CMSs like Joomla which are made for the wide variety of options.
Often I find myself removing/modifying the kind of features not required in a specific system, which could have been happily spent on working on what is needed.