Basing on experiences gathered, we created probably the best tool to present articles for Joomla! Huge amount of options and possibilities of formatting causes XpertScroller is a complex tool in making www pages content attractive.
Support for K2 component allows the user to choose between using a standard Joomal! article manager and K2 component which offers more interesting possibilities. Horizontal and Vertical layout option will give more artistic view on layout.
We completely revamaped module admin page and now it is more beautiful and clean with accordion effect and iPhone like button! Also it will check and notify you about k2 installation.
* Beautiful and clean admin UI.
* Joomla and K2 article support
* jQuery loading without any confliction, that means if you publish multiple scroller jQuery will load only once.
* Automatic module unique id will give you full control over each scroller.
* Support two layout, Horizontal and Vertical.
* Two animation style support.
* Column support, that means you can set how many column it will show in each pane.
* Multiple image positioning.
* Image resizing option.
* Auto Play and pause.
* Keyboard navigation.
* Article title, image and introtext enable/disable option.
* Category Show/hide
* Introtext trimming (word/characters)
* And many more…
----------- Version 3.0 for J2.5.x and 3.0-------
+ Powered by XEF - Xpert Extension Framework
+ New admin UI similar to J3.0
+ Showing category option and link
+ Joomla category filter added
+ 2 type introtext filter (Words and characters)
^ J3.0 compatible
# Bug fix JImage thumb for .png image
----------- Version 2.5.4 for J2.5.x --------
+ Implemented Joomla native intro image feature fallback to article text image
+ Image thumbnail feature
+ Responsive layout
- Removed width option, width now auto calculate based on view port
+ Revamped front end interface
----------- Version 2.5.5 for J2.5 ---------
# K2 2.6 compatibility fix
# Class loading problem fix for other ThemeXpert extensions
^ Implemented Joomla nativ text filter function for introtext
----------- Version 2.5.2 for J2.5.x --------
- Fixed login redirection link for restricted article
+ Added option to show show/hide control arrow
+ JS engine updated to 1.2.7
+ Added joomla native intro image feature fallback to regular joomla article image
- Readmore button is now translatable
+ Added update server so update notification will right into your joomla dashboard and 1 click update!
-----------Version 2.5 for Joomla 2.5-------
+ K2 Support added
# jQuery version updated to 1.7.2
+ K2 Version checker
# Fields rearrangement for better usability
My only request would be the ability to adjust the borders around the images and other button styles for the slider. Yes I could make them myself but would love to have had a few to choose from. Otherwise, PERFECT!
I had a little conflict with a .js but the support pointed it out so I could fix it. Kudo's for themexpert!
Xpert Scroller is refreshingly different.
I think the strength here is that the creator has kept it both simple and real. The component is easy to install and has genuine flexibility in terms of how it functions on your site.
With this site, it's enabled me to use a greater level of imagery to convey the sort of branding that I want to put forward for the event.
In the articles that I have set to display through the scroller, the thumbnail image and text has been at the top of the article, followed by a "read more" break and the full size version of the image. In each of these articles, in the Advanced Parameters I have also set "Intro Text" to "hide".
What this means is that in addition to the navigation menu, the site visitor can click on an image in the scroller. This then causes the content of the article to be displayed in the content pane on the page. In this case, the visitor then sees the large version of the image appear with any further descriptive text. Visit the site to try it out for yourself.
Whilst I did wait for about a week to receive a reponse on the discussion forum regarding a question, the follow-up posts received responses pretty much straight away. On a practical level I can't really fault the experience, though I was wondering for a while if the forum post (saved for moderator approval) had instead been lost in the system.
All up, it's an extension that — used properly — has something very real to offer to the user experience of a web site. For me, it's a "keeper".