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Western Australia's most experienced
Joomla Developer

Viperfish Media is the home of independent web developer John Pitchers. Based in Western Australia, John is recognised as a niche specialist in the Joomla CMS having worked with Joomla almost exclusively since it's inception in 2005. John has been building websites for businesses in Perth, and across Australia, since 2001.

John Pitchers

Recent blog posts

  • How to create template overrides in Joomla... the easy way.

    Way back in Joomla 1.5, we were given the ability to override output from the Joomla core. The method involved manually copying folders from the core into the relevant folder inside your template. If you are still doing it that way then you are doing it the hard way. You may not know it but there is a simpler method. In Joomla 3, you can now create overrides and edit your code inside the template manager.

  • FocalPoint V1.2.5 update and what to expect in future releases.

    I've just uploaded an update to FocalPoint fixing some bugs and continuing to pave the way towards some new features. But first... what's included in todays update?

  • This is what happens when you skimp on logo design

    Your logo is the cornerstone of your brand. It is your symbol of trust and identity. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of services available where you can get a logo for as little as $99. If that's your thing, then OK. But here's a story first...

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Now, for a few kind words!

Here is what some of my clients have to say.

  • "Had a look and its fab!"


    Sara Carson-Cashman -

  • "Wow! I love the connectivity with all the aspects of managing and registering orders to students, love that you can go anywhere you like from here… great job. Very impressed!!!!"

    Lyndel Kennedy

    Lyndel Kennedy - Musicopolis

  • "John is thorough and knowledgeable and always got back to us on time with a solution or at times a better alternative... He is a wonderful asset on your team."

    Catherine Saxelby

    Catherine Saxelby - Author and Celebrity -

  • "In the world of red tape most of my ICT components are wrapped in it is so appreciated to be able to pick up the phone, identify an issue and after a quick chat to find it is not long before the issue is resolved."

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    Jason Martinovich - Manager Business Systems - WA Dept Training and Workforce Development

  • "...fantastic support from the developer - something that seems to be pretty uncommon..."


    Scott Lavelle -