One of the great things about the Vinaora Nivo Slider is that it is highly customisable. You can choose many slick and responsive themes to show your gallery. Not same as Vinaora Slick Show, Vinaora Cu3er 3D Slideshow or Vinaora Cu3ox Slideshow, this slider supports more than 15 unique transition effects without using flash. Vinaora Nivo Slider runs well on Joomla 3.x, Joomla 2.5, Joomla 1.5 and well-known browsers: Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+ and Opera 10+.
✔ Homepage: http://vinaora.com/vinaora-nivo-slider/
✔ Demo: http://demo.vinaora.com/vinaora-nivo-slider/
KEY FEATURES OF SLIDESHOW
✔ 15+ unique transition effects
✔ 7+ slick and responsive themes
✔ 7+ demos included
✔ Simple clean & valid markup
✔ Loads of settings to tweak
✔ Built in directional and control navigation
✔ Supports linking images
✔ Create an unlimited number of sliders
✔ Free to use
Responsive web design (often abbreviated to RWD) is an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience - easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling - across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones)
Vinaora Nivo Slider can now handle images of any size and will fill the container width. The slider height is variable and changes depending on the image height. Fixed size sliders can still be created, all you need to do is make sure your images are all the same size and set the width and height attributes of your slider
Note: As of v2.5.25 the slider is responsive by default. If you want a fixed size slider, please make sure all of your images are the same size.
✔ Does the slider support transparent PNG's? No. Due to the way slide transitions work it will look weird.
✔ Can I use images that are different sizes? As of v2.5.25 or later, yes you can. The slider is now responsive and can handle images of any size.
✔ Can I have multiple sliders on the same page? Yes but you will need to load jQuery v1.7 or greater for it to work.
✔ Can I set a random starting slide?
Yes but you will need to install Vinaora Nivo Slider 1.7.4 or greater. And choose startSlide = 0
The only reason it didn't get 5 stars that it doesn't appear to be able to handle transparent PNGs, which is something I'd really love to have. If the creator ever addressed this in a future version (unless I'm just a dork and missed it), it would be 6 out of 5 stars!
This one worked perfectly, first time on our J 3.1.0 site.
We had trouble installing it via the Joomla Extensions Manager, but just upload it to a directory (eg public_html/tmp/slider/).
Unzip it, then use the Extensions Manager 'Install from Directory'.
Set your directory to, for example: /home/yoursite/public_html/tmp/slider/ and Install.
It's worth the effort !
Thanks guys, brilliant product.
Please tell me more details: Joomla version? Vinaora Nivo Slider version? My Skype account: vinaora.
I read in previous reviews that some people were having some issues with j2.5 and k2 (specifically wont load the pictures) and have replied that is fixed.
I downloaded the latest version of the module and i'm still facing the same issue with j2.5 in combination with k2.
* I'm working locally
Thanks for your recommend. We removed the backlink and update Nivo slider, jQuery to latest version.
With the increasing number of K2 CCK in every joomla web site it
Fixed in version 2.5.20 or later
But there is one big issue with this which is that it creates an extra slide in the slideshow that links back to the author. Normally that would not be a big deal, but I was using this extension to showcase websites I've created which hence would not honestly reflect my work. If the author very much wants a backlink, it would be better to put it at the bottom rather than add an extra slide.
I attempted to contact the author via a comment on the page (considering that it seems to be the only way) which someone else agreed that this addition is annoying.
I'm writing this review in hopes that the author would change this. Or if not, informing everyone else about this hidden addition. I do appreciate the work that the author has put into this extension.