The initial plan was to write a Joomla! 1.6 book and to start today. I promised it to my publisher :-)
Now I am thinking about this project … and I decide to expand the project.
I have experiences in working with Joomla!, Drupal and WordPress:
- The software:
In all professional web projects I was involved in during the past two years the problem was not the software. More or less every task I have seen could be solved with Joomla!, Drupal and WordPress.
For this reason I would like to write three books :-)
- The language:
My mother tongue is German and I know so many German words. But we are only 120.000.000 speakers. I live in France and have to speak French. My knowledge of the French language is lousy, but they have 500.000.000 speakers. And what am I doing right now? I write the first text about my project in my spaghetti English (500 million–1.8 billion speakers).
For this reason I would like to write the three books in three languages German, French and English with the option to add more languages.
- The medium:
It’s hard to earn money with printed paper so I decide to publish the "books" online for free on our website.
I did this in 2008 with my Drupal 6 book (German) and my Joomla 1.5 book (German and French).
To spread the knowledge I would love to have three apps (iPhone, Blackberry, Android) for the three books in three languages.
- The timeframe:
This is a little bit hard. I have three weeks in a month (9am-5pm) in the next three months (until october, 15th 2010).
- The process:
I will start writing in German. Then I will translate it into English and my beloved daugther Isabell will proof read it. For the French version I have no real idea at the moment (any volunteers?).
- What about you?
You will have three advantages
- You can follow the process online and live.
- You will get a freely available course of how to create a Website with those three content management systems.
- You can participate in the project by giving feedback
- Official hashtag
If you write about this project please use the hashtag #zero2hero