I had a tweak running on J1.5 that changed a Login menu item to Logout 'Username' - similar to what you see on the Joomla forum menu bar.
Since 1.6/7, the core files have changed and the tweak sadly doesn't work any more.
However, if you use this component, you can almost achieve the same thing. The trick relies on two menu items next to each other - one says Login, the other says Logout. Only Guests can see the Login option, only Registered Users can see the Logout option, so effectively you can create a Login/Logout button that changes state according to the type of User - and you don't have to hack any Joomla core files!
All this component needs (to make it absolutely perfect), would be an option to include the Registered username after the Logout text.
For now though, it is the best solution for a dynamic login/logout button.
Thanks to the developer, keep up the good work!
Written with Mootools, so there is total compatability with the latest Joomla 1.5
The module is extremely easy to configure and you can specify parameters in a text file so that your images can have a link and/or a caption and you can display them in the order you placed them in the text file.
The transitions are many and varied and look great.
Thanks to the Developer for all this hard work - a quality module.
I had everything installed, configured and displaying 5 dummy items in less than 15 minutes!
The package is well thought out, has lots of potential for customisation and has a vibrant support forum.
I asked a question on the forum and received a full and accurate reply within 4 hours - pretty impressive considering the time difference betwen me and the developer.
The demo site has very good documentation which is expanded by the forum.
If you need an easy to configure and run shopping solution, look no further than SimpleCaddy.