FREE TRIAL: http://www.nextendweb.com/wiki/smart-slider-2-free-trial/
Smart Slider 2 trial is NOT made to use on live site, it is tech demo, which allows you to try most (but not all) of the features of Smart Slider 2.
Smart Slider 2 comes with a reliable, flexible and intuitive interface for backend, which makes easy for anyone to design beautiful sliders in minutes. Grab a new layer, move it on the canvas, finally drag&drop some items with your mouse and your slide is ready. You can choose from a range of items (text, image, video, iframe, flip, caption, fade, tag, HTML etc.), and customize them without HTML or CSS knowledge. Change color, font, background, link, position, size, etc...
✔ MOST POWERFUL FEATURES
* 5 slider types: Simple, Showcase, Full page, Horizontal Accordion and Vertical Accordion
* 2D and 3D main animations: fade, horizontal, vertical, skitter, parallax and so on...
* Layer animations - animate every layer with the 25 layer animation
* Items - your displayable content (heading, image, video and any kind of custom HTML content)
* Improved responsive mode with instant loading - works fine on smart phones and tablets.
* Intuitive user interface for slide creation with live preview
* Slider generator - more below
* Widgets to customize the sliders: upgrade your slider with important features, like arrows, autoplay buttons, thumbnails, dots. It offers 8 main widget areas, which areas also has lot of customizable options. (arrow image, position for the arrows, background, etc…)
* Slide layout creator - save and load predefined slide templates which contains layers and items
* Import and Export feature (with all of our demo)
Smart Slider 2 has an incredible powerful feature: the generator system. You can automate your slider and create a fully dynamic content from integrated components and also social sites:
* Images from folder slider
* Joomla article slider
* K2 slider
* Cobalt CCK slider
* Zoo slider
* VirtueMart 2 slider
* redSHOP slider
* JoomShopping slider
* MijoShop slider
* Ignite gallery slider
* Phoca gallery slider
* Facebook slider
* Twitter slider
* Instagram slider
* Flickr slider
* YouTube slider
Need more? Write us and we will help!
✔ SUPPORT AND SERVICES
We are committed to top-notch customer support because we know if you have problem with Smart Slider, you need a solution as soon as possible.
* Complete detailed documentation with videos
* Tutorial videos
Really you can do more with it than just normal sliders. The included tools are very powerful once you get used to using them and understand how they work. SmartSlider2 even includes packages you can import to instantly set up slider like the examples on their site...a huge time saving feature and also great for learning what's what in the back-end configure/control panels.
If you're looking for a slider which allows a high degree of customization and animation, this is pretty much it!
And I haven't even mention support yet. It's fast, effective and professional.
5 stars and my slider of choice.
The backend is amazing...the latest versions offers so many examples, tutorials, options. They should be an example to every other third party developer.
Oh, and did I mention their support is amazing!
By far the best extension I have worked with.
I can honestly say that your review made our day! :)
Also the new version is really mind-blowing, you can read a full article here: http://www.nextendweb.com/designing-for-the-first-impression/
If you have any idea how we should improve, then please feel free to contact with us.
I asked a question to their support and I got an answer afer exactly 6 minutes, with a real working solution + screen capture + free hints & tips !!!
Can you believe that ?!
Im telling you : those guys are not joking at all, I felt like VIP : )
I really wish I could give this extension even more stars.
Thank you guys.
It really changed the looks of my site, making it more professional and Smart Slider 2 is completely responsive too...
The documentation is very clear and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. You can insert about everything you like in a slider. I also use SS2 for non moving slides in a module position because it's so easy to implement...
I did not need any support but had a few simple questions, I contacted Nextend two times and received an answer within ten minutes, the fastest reply I ever had. I have a business license but will upgrade to a lifetime license because I don't want any site without Smart Slider 2 from Nextend...
Great Extension, Great Support!!!
easy to use
powerful and eyecandy
compatible with popular Joomla components (Virtuemart.. etc)
Support is top notch, very FAST and friendly! If u are looking for a professional and modern slider, I higly recommend Smart Slider!
If you are in need for sliders often, the best value is the "Lifetime" package.
** Great support! - I had a question and it was answered in less than a day.
I LOVE that the placement of the arrows and such can be set right in the admin panel instead of having to dig through css styles. Multiple similar slideshows are no problem with this extension. Simply duplicate the slide show and change the slide images, or whatever else needs to be changed and done. Duplicating slides is also a great benefit. Kudos to the developers for a well thought out extension.
Thanks for your review! We're glad to see that you're satisfied with our extension. :)
Because the Smart Slider 2 is a non-stop playground for us we're going to release a ton of new feature in the next year: new slider type, animations and extra demo sliders to export into your site and so on. So stay tuned. :)