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
And the support? Just amazing, fast reliable, professional, and at least with me had a lot of patience :)
I'm sorry to hear that you think it is too complicated. Our YouTube channel contains few video tutorials which could help you to learn Smart Slider, here is one which shows you how can you create a nice looking slider in tree minutes from your images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXTW4ubaO2w
Also feel free to contact us on our support form and we will glad to help you to achieve your desired result via Teamviewer or Skype call.
We know that we have a lot of different options in Smart Slider 2, but we documented every little configuration option in our complete documentation. (Also, most of the configuration options are requested by you - the users of Smart Slider 2) You can reach our complete documentation here: http://www.nextendweb.com/wiki/smart-slider-documentation/
In the very sophisticated and user friendly component administration you can design unique slideshows, showcases, galleries and animations within minutes.
Works perfect with Joomla content, image folders, social media sources like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr or YouTube. And also 3d party extensions like Cobalt, K2, ZOO, JoomShopping, MijoShop, Phoca Gallery, Ignite Gallery or VirtueMart 2. can be sources for your slides and showcases.
You just have to take care not to use too many image layers, this may cause jquery errors and very slow performance. This happened to me in my first experiments. But the more you learn about the structure and workflow logic the faster you will be able to create stunning slideshows and animations.
Support is very good, the documentation also. So Smart Slider 2 is worth every cent and one of the very best and most flexible Joomla extensions available.
Installation was simple and the included examples are really useful for learning how everything works.
I came up with an issue with a specific slider type on mobile, and the guys at NextEndWeb took care of it. Even tough it was a conflict caused by the template used instead of pointing me in the direction of the template provider, they provided me with a fix, this was not an obviousd fix, far from it.
I've got a lifetime membership, and don't regret it at all.
Thanks to Gabor & Roland at NextWebEnd, for the great & pro support.