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GREAT UPDATE - JOOMLA 3 READY!
NOW RESPONSIVE READY WITH TOUCH/SWIPE FUNCTIONALITY!
The DJ-Image Slider extension allows you to display image slides with title and short description linked to any menu item or url address.
create categories for your slides
link it to your menu item or any URL
add the description that will overlay the image (can be disabled in module's settings)
upload images easily
select if module should work with dj-imageslider component or as standalone (images from folder)
select slider's type (horizontal, vertical, fade)
select the category of images to be displayed
choose the options for the module:
- show/hide title
- show/hide description
- show/hide readmore
- enable/disable title link
- enable/disable link description
- select start/end publish date
- image width/height
- amount of visible images at once!
- space between images
- maximum of images
- ordering (file name/ordering, random)!
- slide effect (bounce/linear/cubic/expo/bacl/elastic)
- set autoplay on/off
- show play/pause button
- show next/prev buttons
- set description width
- set description position
- customize buttons! (add the path to your own buttons)
- align the navigation bar easily
- set slides' effect, duration, delay
So I opted for a slideshow, and one that impacted the page as little as possible, so a mootools based slideshow was perfect (as J already uses mootools).
We've now placed two slideshows on our landingpage, they work nicely, and with the feature of being able change if a slides points to to an article or webpage it makes it possible even for our small sponsors without a webpresence to be shown properly.
In the backend, it's very advanced with categories, and slides being managed, so it's very easy to update, publish or publish/ unpublish quickly.
Though I didn't seek support, I found no easy way to implement the parent category to make say: featured with subs cakes, brownies, customs and then just make a module for "featured". If there's nothing in "featured" it ain't showing up...even if you have subfolders. That was weird.
Also, the width of the slider isn't relative to pixels you want to present in so it will take some tweaking.
Otherwise, I love it! Thanks!
Moreover we are impressed that we asked for some help since the module was not working as expected and the developer was so kind to respond immediately to our request and provide an instant solution.
The DJ team provides quality extensions, professionalism and responsiveness.
D-J has no artificial limit to the number of slides, and you can set up a site with it in under 5 minutes.
I'll be donating to their effort and linking to them from my nonprofit's website.
Highly recommend this extension as an alternative to other resource hogging ones with similar functionality.
One thing I found: linking doesn´t work in fade effected slideshow. But..may be I am doing something wrong. Anyway, horizontal sliding looks also perfect. Thx guys!
Hello and thank you for so nice review and rating,
regarding your issue with slides linking - indeed there was a bug with previous release, now with version 1.3.4 all works good again, so just upgrade. Cheers!
Installed today and was blown away for the 2.5 version of Joomla and integration.
Simple to use, very user friendly, Theirs alot of work gone into this component and credit where credit is due a link to the creators of this component will be going out once I have published my all singing all dancing banners on my website.
I cannot believe this is free to download.
Thank you for your input, we'll take into account your suggestions with next updates!
Thanks a lot.
There is only one issue, that is it is creating lots of 404 errors in my statistics, due to blank.gif file missing. I do have to say that you won't see the error from frontend. I did place a blank.gif in the root, that solves it for only the landing page. I did contact them and expect them to solve the issue.
Just to let you know that the latest version of DJ-ImageSlider was fixed for the missing blank.gif issue. Just download and re-install the component to get rid of this problem.
Just a small request to the developer to add a feature for the slides to rotate cyclically instead of reversing back to the first slide. I don't know if this feature is there, I couldn't find it. But if it isn't, it will be an excellent feature to have.
A million thanks to the developer.
I have it displaying on my landing page and works no problem with all browsers except opera, when you load the site using the most recent variation of opera all you see is the rotating loading circle. I have sent a request for help but got no reply which is infuriating so before you commit fully to this check it works in opera first cause you will get no assistance. Gave 4 stars cause it is quite good when it works.