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Web Design Font Size Measurements : Convert Points to Pixels,EMS and Percentages when web designing

Here's a chart that converts points to pixels (and ems and %). It's an approximation, which will depend on font, browser and the operating system.

 

Points
Pixels
Ems
Percent
6pt
8px
0.5em
50%
7pt
9px
0.55em
55%
7.5pt
10px
0.625em
62.5%
8pt
11px
0.7em
70%
9pt
12px
0.75em
75%
10pt
13px
0.8em
80%
10.5pt
14px
0.875em
87.5%
11pt
15px
0.95em
95%
12pt
16px
1em
100%
13pt
17px
1.05em
105%
13.5pt
18px
1.125em
112.5%
14pt
19px
1.2em
120%
14.5pt
20px
1.25em
125%
15pt
21px
1.3em
130%
16pt
22px
1.4em
140%
17pt
23px
1.45em
145%
18pt
24px
1.5em
150%
20pt
26px
1.6em
160%
22pt
29px
1.8em
180%
24pt
32px
2em
200%
26pt
35px
2.2em
220%
27pt
36px
2.25em
225%
28pt
37px
2.3em
230%
29pt
38px
2.35em
235%
30pt
40px
2.45em
245%
32pt
42px
2.55em
255%
34pt
45px
2.75em
275%
36pt
48px
3em
300%

 

What is Joomla and Why do I need Joomla for my website?

Almost everyone who wants to publish a web site can benefit from using Joomla! to do it. Take a look at a few of the many good reasons to consider into using Joomla. Don't forget that it's FREE, so you can give it a try without risking anything but a little time.
Joomla! is a FREE web application that can likely handle all of your web site needs. Known as a content management system or CMS, Joomla specializes in managing web content with a simple What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get interface so even a non-technical person can post articles and images. Installation is as easy as uploading the Joomla files to a web server that can run PHP and has access to MySQL database (most web providers meet both requirements). After a straightforward 6-step installation process, your site is up and running!
Here are a few good reasons to look into using Joomla:
If you want to create a professional looking web site and you don't have any HTML programming experience or design skills... Joomla! is for you.
If you have a static web site or a blog and you want more control over how the content is displayed... Joomla! is for you.
If you're an intermediate web designer but you don't have the skills to take your web site to the next level... Joomla! is for you.
If you run a company that wants an advanced Web 2.0 site but you don't have a large budget to spend on a custom site... Joomla! is for you.
If you want advanced interactive features including forums, chat rooms, shopping cart/eCommerce functionality, interactive maps, and more available through the 1800 add-ons... Joomla! is for you.
Joomla has been embraced for every type of web site need from professional commercial online shopping eCommerce stores to blog pages to Internet magazines.
Joomla! is free, open source, and easy to use
To add content, simply click the Add Article button in the Administrator interface. You will be able to edit an article in much the same way as you do in a word processor (the editor even has a spell checker). When you click Save, the article will be instantly posted to the web for millions of visitors to read.
Content can be organized by filing individual articles into user-defined categories and sections. If you later want to change the location of an article, you need only select a different location from a drop-down menu and the next visitor to your site will see it in the new location. That's because Joomla! is completely dynamic -- changes made to any setting or preference are instantly reflected in the web site presentation.
Joomla Lets You Change the Look of Your Site Instantly
Joomla uses a template system that defines the fonts, color scheme, images, and general presentation of the site. To change the look-and-feel of your entire web site, download one of the hundreds of templates that are either free or very inexpensive. In moments, you can change your site from one style (see below left) to another (below right) with literally the click of a single button.
Take Advantage of Nearly 2000 Add-ons
Joomla has free or inexpensive extensions available to add almost any functionality you might want to your web site. If you want to include a commenting system, an eCard interface, or countless other features, go to the Joomla! Extension Directory (http://extensions.joomla.org) where you can download add-ons for these features. Even better, over 80% of the add-ons are free!
A Robust Programming Framework for Developers
Instead of developing a custom PHP site, Joomla makes it easy to build applications either atop the Joomla Framework (the Joomla CMS is actually an application running on the framework) or within the CMS. Joomla features three different types of extensions (modules, components, and plug-ins) to allow custom programming code for everything from a simple display add-on to a plug-in that modifies input and output at the foundation level of Joomla. In addition to the advantages provided by the extensive framework, developers inherit the tried-and-tested security features that underpin the Joomla system.
Joomla_company_in_sri_lankaAlmost everyone who wants to publish a web site can benefit from using Joomla! to do it. Take a look at a few of the many good reasons to consider into using Joomla. Don't forget that it's FREE, so you can give it a try without risking anything but a little time.

Joomla! is a FREE web application that can likely handle all of your web site needs. Known as a content management system or CMS, Joomla specializes in managing web content with a simple What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get interface so even a non-technical person can post articles and images. Installation is as easy as uploading the Joomla files to a web server that can run PHP and has access to MySQL database (most web providers meet both requirements). After a straightforward 6-step installation process, your site is up and running!

Here are a few good reasons to look into using Joomla:

  • If you want to create a professional looking web site and you don't have any HTML programming experience or design skills... Joomla! is for you.
  • If you have a static web site or a blog and you want more control over how the content is displayed... Joomla! is for you.
  • If you're an intermediate web designer but you don't have the skills to take your web site to the next level... Joomla! is for you.
  • If you run a company that wants an advanced Web 2.0 site but you don't have a large budget to spend on a custom site... Joomla! is for you.
  • If you want advanced interactive features including forums, chat rooms, shopping cart/eCommerce functionality, interactive maps, and more available through the 1800 add-ons... Joomla! is for you.

Joomla has been embraced for every type of web site need from professional commercial online shopping eCommerce stores to blog pages to Internet magazines.
Joomla! is free, open source, and easy to use
Joomla_web_design_sri_lanka_company_websitesTo add content, simply click the Add Article button in the Administrator interface. You will be able to edit an article in much the same way as you do in a word processor (the editor even has a spell checker). When you click Save, the article will be instantly posted to the web for millions of visitors to read.


Content can be organized by filing individual articles into user-defined categories and sections. If you later want to change the location of an article, you need only select a different location from a drop-down menu and the next visitor to your site will see it in the new location. That's because Joomla! is completely dynamic -- changes made to any setting or preference are instantly reflected in the web site presentation.

Joomla Lets You Change the Look of Your Site Instantly

Joomla uses a template system that defines the fonts, color scheme, images, and general presentation of the site. To change the look-and-feel of your entire web site, download one of the hundreds of templates that are either free or very inexpensive. In moments, you can change your site from one style (see below left) to another (below right) with literally the click of a single button.
Take Advantage of Nearly 2000 Add-ons

Joomla has free or inexpensive extensions available to add almost any functionality you might want to your web site. If you want to include a commenting system, an eCard interface, or countless other features, go to the Joomla! Extension Directory (http://extensions.joomla.org) where you can download add-ons for these features. Even better, over 80% of the add-ons are free!

A Robust Programming Framework for Developers

Joomla_development_company_in_sri_lanka_Instead of developing a custom PHP site, Joomla makes it easy to build applications either atop the Joomla Framework (the Joomla CMS is actually an application running on the framework) or within the CMS.

Joomla features three different types of extensions (modules, components, and plug-ins) to allow custom programming code for everything from a simple display add-on to a plug-in that modifies input and output at the foundation level of Joomla.

In addition to the advantages provided by the extensive framework, developers inherit the tried-and-tested security features that underpin the Joomla system.

 

Remove featured products and recently viewed products from Joomla Virtuemart category browse page

go to: component/com_virtuemart/themes/browse/includes
edit one of this files depending of what you have selected in layout style. 

browse_listtable.tpl.php
browse_layouttable.tpl.php
browse_notables.tpl.php

 

Comment out following lines.
echo $ps_product->featuredProducts(true,10,true);
echo $recent_products;
It should look like this now
// echo $ps_product->featuredProducts(true,10,true);
// echo $recent_products;

Creating Special Links for Sobi2

There are some special links for SOBI2 to show different data.
To use these special links add a new menu item of type "Link URL" and add the special link without your site name and with a trailing slash. Also you can add such a link to the details view of an entry to show, for example, all entries of the owner of a listing. 

New entries

sobi2Task=showNew

To show the 30 newest entries on a separate page.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=showNew

Recently updated entries

sobi2Task=updated

To show the 30 last updated entries on a separate page.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=updated

Most popular entries and categories

sobi2Task=popular

To show the 30 popular entries and categories (number of hits) on a separate page.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=popular

Most popular entries only

sobi2Task=popularListing

To show the 30 popular entries (number of hits) on a separate page.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=popularListing

User listings

sobi2Task=usersListing

To show the entries of the logged in user or of any other user.

To show the entries of the user currently logged in on a separate page.
/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=usersListing
To show the entries of any other user (xx=uid of the user) on a separate page.
/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=usersListing&uid=xx

Search

sobi2Task=search

The SOBI2 search function is Ajax based. The normal search link leads the user to the SOBI2 search page, where he can fill in the search parameters.
It is possible to add special search links to your site, where some of the parameters are prefilled when the search page is entered.

Basic search without pre-filled parameters.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search

Basic search with pre-filled search phrase.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&sobi2Search=phrase

Pre-filled custom field. Attention: the custom fields are case sensitive!

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&field_country=Germany

Several custom fields. Attention: the custom fields are case sensitive!

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&field_country=Germany&field_city=Hausen

Search in a specific category. Enter the category id for the specific category.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&sobiCid=5

Search for checkbox groups or select lists. Enter the option names.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&field_district=field_district_opt_7

If the user has searched on the site, his used search parameters are stored in cookies. Use the reset parameter to ignore the search parameters stored in cookies.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&reset=1

All parameters can be combined.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=search&sobi2Search=phrase&field_country=Germany

Entries by tag

tag=

To show all entries by a specific tag on a separate page.

/index.php?option=com_sobi2&tag=some tag
 

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