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
Level of detail provided on the site encouraged me to buy a lifetime edition purchase. Was tossing up between 6 mths developers edition or lifetime. Since the price difference wasn't too much different (thanks to the developers for great pricing/subscription model options), I thought I would just jump in and see.
After installing it into a customers site, all i can say is "WOW!". This is simply one of the best extensions, if not THE best for ease of install, use and thoughtful functionality that I've ever installed/used and I've been using Joomla since Mambo 1.x days! If more developers provided the attention to detail I've seen in this extension, Joomla would a much more positive experience for users that test and use extensions!
There are so many options, which as I mentioned above are well thought out, that you can provide pretty much any visual layout that you can imagine. The backend is rock solid, which basically means I haven't been able to break it with all the wacky changes that client and I have wanted to do, which attests to the quality of the extension. And the video tutorials are fantastic and step you through easily and clearly on features that you'd want to implement.
Even the responsive layouts and touch enabled mobile experience is fast and clean. The output code is lean and valid and Google seems to have no problems with indexing text layers within slides - impressive!.
As to productivity, I recreated a setup that took me 2 hours previously to setup and deploy - with this extension I recreated it, made it better and had it live within 15mins! Can you imagine the time savings that you could get with using such a modern extension such as this?
I'm not normally one to write reviews on extensions, but this extension is one of the best that I've come across. I'm so happy with it, that I'm in the process of throwing out other image galleries and replacing it with this, wholly and solely!
To the developers, I just wanted to make out a public shoutout to acknowledge what a wonderful job you guys did on this and to encourage others to simply jump in and go for the lifetime edition. It will be the best decision you'll ever make for your Joomla powered sites. The developers will thank you for it and it will help them financially to improve upon it. You'll all thank yourselves with the time savings that you get and your customers will love you for it as well! :)
1. very fluent and fast no matter in PC or mobile devices, which implies a very efficient backend code writing.
2. unimaginable support for slideshow sources, no matter for joomla contents, google gallery, instagram, facebook and so on....
3. professional and sincere technical support, which makes you like a king .... and what is most important, they really resolved the problems for you without any excuses....
Long Live Nextend !!
Of course I did some silly beginner mistakes due to the configuration of my slides. But the support is patient and very helpful.
Now I am able to design very pretty slights on my own and I am really happy purchased this extension.
We still have a month or so to release our website to the public and the more we dive into this component the more we realize the amount of development this has gone through! Sleek, Professional and Robust!
The developers of the extension are always there for you, to help and answer any questions you might have. They also helped us with some other issues we had not directly related to their component and we are truly grateful to them! 5 star plus support is what you get with this extension.
Thank you very much for all your help and patience!
We will definitely co-operate with you again in the future.
You can truly build a slider as you imagine it.
And then there is the customization on the slides. I'm talking about creating layers upon layers if you want and filling them with buttons headings images etc. The layers are all movable, resizable have a z-index value, you can write custom css on them and also select in which devices they are shown or hidden (desktop tablet mobile).
But for me the biggest plus is the level of support.
The minute I found out about this component and saw the demo, I bought it for a website I'm designing.
It turned out that something that I wanted to do was not supported from the slider (which is truly unlucky as this component can do almost everything)
Keep in mind that I bought the cheapest subscription (starter) which does not include personal support.
So I've send an email to their support asking if what I wanted to do was achievable. I got a response back after about 30 minutes and we did some back and forth so I could better explain what I wanted exactly.
Next day I receive a mail with a modified version of the component tailored to my needs! I was simply speechless!
Next time I'm building a side I'm going to get a Lifetime subscription.
I recommend this component to everyone that wants sliders
Very beautiful and has great design.
And also my suggest, when u'r planning to buy or use some extentions, the important one is the support team. THE TEAM of NEXTEND is so great, fast, and also friendly.
Thank you Nextend for the slider.