Kids Around Town is a parent-friendly initiative that reduces the cost of entertaining a young family on a tight budget through a combination of handy advice, thrifty activity ideas and relevant discount vouchers.
The $28 family guide, which gives one third of its sale price to the charities selling them, is scheduled for launch before the October school holidays. As well as listing free family fun activities such as playgrounds, libraries and markets, it will include discount vouchers from local businesses such as The Beachouse at Glenelg, Wiggly Worms, Toyworld and the Capri Theatre.
Sheree, who developed her business plan between kiddie playdates and kindergarten, said the Kids Around Town concept was born from her frustration as a parent. “The current crop of discount voucher books is designed more for couples than families with youngsters,” she said.
Adelaide-based website host Alltraders has embraced the latest iteration of the Joomla! content management system, Version 1.5, to provide its customers with the most up-to-date web technology.
After more than two years of redevelopment by the global Open Source community, Joomla! 1.5 ushers in a new era for the software, with its code base rebuilt into a carefully organised, object-oriented framework.
Most obviously, the user interface is completely renovated to make it easier on the eye and easier to use. Joomla! 1.5 also simplifies life for website designers by allowing meticulous control over core markup as well as a new template configuration interface.
Alltraders director Michael O'Loughlin said Joomla 1.5 was a major step forward for the website content management system. "Joomla! has always been easy to use, but early version templates were a bit old-fashioned looking," he said.
"Version 1.5 adds real pizzazz to the look and feel of Joomla!-based websites. More importantly, the site management tools are simplified and the underlying software is totally redeveloped. We think the value offered by Joomla! 1.5 is undeniable, so we are suggesting it to all new customers and supporting existing customers to examine upgrading their sites to Joomla! 1.5 technology."
Alltraders is the trading name for State Web Services Pty Ltd. For more information about Joomla 1.5, visit www.alltraders.com
Broadband product specialist Billion has boosted the wireless speed and reach of its 3G-capable ADSL2+ routers by adding support for the IEEE 802.11n draft protocol for wireless Local Area Networks.
The new Billion BiPAC 7402NX, with a $499 RRP, is due in Australia next month through the national reseller network managed by Billion's Australian distributor PC Range. Product images for the BiPAC 7402NX can be downloaded from http://www.impress.com.au/content/view/259/67/.
The BiPAC 7402NX is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) firewall router that can communicate via both wired and wireless Wide Area Networks (WANs). In wired mode, it uses an ADSL2+ broadband service over a copper telephone line, but if that link is disrupted, the 7402NX can stay online wirelessly through automatic failover to a 3G mobile telephone network.