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
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. :)
Over the years of working with Joomla I have used dozens of slider mods and components and I think I have finally found the one to rule them all.
It's a little bit of a learning curve but after getting my head around all the possibilities it truly is a beautiful and versatile Component.
The documentation is great and the support is awesome!
Great job guys - thank you!
First of all thanks for your positive feedback we highly appreciate it! Day by day we're working to make Smart Slider 2 better. Our next milestone is the import/export feature with all of our demo sliders. Feel free to try it out! :-)
And I was rewarded. Support is TOP NOTCH. Couldn't figure out how to get the slideshow to extend to full width. It was a template issue and they gave me the code to add to my template. No shoving me back to the template dev (we've all been the ping pong!).
This extension rocks! It is so flexible and I can finally add all the cool functionality in a slideshow that I see on Wordpress sites that my clients love.
This slideshow is very easy to use. Overwhelming at first because there are SO MANY options. SIMPLE was actually harder to accomplish!
I can now take a slideshow and transform it from eye candy to a serious call to action and user interface.
Its versatility is excellent. Are there virtually no limits on what you can do.
Forget objects you cannot put on your slideshow. Your fantasy is just the only limit.
A little bit hard to learn at the beginning, but the documentation is exhaustive and complete.
It worth every single penny you spend!
Full screen, animations (like flash...), video support and so on.
I had a little problem, was solved within 30 minutes (and to be hones 2nd time, it was my fault...).
Roland was incredibly responsive to my questions, and worked with me to make sure everything was perfect on my client's site. He even added a feature when I wished it existed!
You can't go wrong adding SS2 to your webmaster box of tricks.