Joomla! was one of the pioneers in open source CMS's by adopting a MVC design strategy. MVC means that views are strictly separate from the business logic. This is a huge advantage since you own the views or can override them to achieve superior custom designs. Joomla! not only gives you the design freedom that you have always craved but can help you make your sites stand out in the crowd!
Joomla! is Mobile Ready and allows you to build more than just websites but online applications that can respond to virtually any device. Joomla! core templates are built with Bootstrap making it responsive out of the box. Which means you have a toolset to work with which makes creating templates even easier!
Spend less time coding and reduce the tedious tasks associated with building interfaces in Joomla! 3. Joomla! now features LESS CSS and jQuery which means you can write less code to achieve greater results. In addition the Icomoon font icon library provides a wealth of retina-optimized icons. The Joomla! User Interface (JUI) library gives you a standardized backend & frontend interface.
Templates in Joomla! are more than a framework for managing your designs but a powerful tool suite for making your site look exactly the way you want. You have complete control of your presentation since you can either use a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section or menu item. The level of visual control goes a step further with powerful template overrides, allowing you to customize each part of your pages.
Joomla! has a registration system that allows users to configure personal options. Out of the box, there are nine user groups with various types of permissions on what users are allowed to access, edit, publish and administer.
Speedy page loads are possible with page caching, granular-level module caching, and GZIP page compression.
If your system administrator needs to troubleshoot an issue, an extended debugging mode and error reporting are invaluable. The FTP Layer allows file operations (like installing Extensions) without having to make all the folders and files writable, making your site administrator's life easier and increasing the security of your site.
Developers will now be able to incorporate microdata more easily into their extensions and sites. From automating the Author tag in articles, to generating detailed markup for directories of information, the microdata library will significantly enhance how you can optimise SEO with Joomla.
As of Joomla! 3.5.0, Joomla! supports the most recent release of Zend’s PHP: PHP 7, which provides a significant performance boost to your website. Joomla! users can enjoy the benefit of that performance improvement. Joomla! still provides legacy PHP support going back to PHP version 5.3.10 for web servers that have not yet upgraded.