I've been running this plugin now for a few weeks and I am quite impressed with it so far.
When I first downloaded and installed it, I had numerous problems. The component and plugins had many bugs.
I contacted the developer, Nikita and he got back to me quite quickly. He went through my site, found the errors and bugs, and updated the component and plugins accordingly.
He even added 1 or 2 of my own suggestions to the component. :)
I rated this Good instead of Excellent, as it is very new, and I can already tell it is going to get better and better.
I am a web designer, and anytime I need to sell files really simply, this will be my go-to component.
Thanks to Nikita for an awesome component, and a great price.
The only downside is all the layouts are built with tables, and very poorly I might add.
Expect 10 - 20 validation errors at least from this module.
If this module was re-written with CSS I would rate it Excellent.
When you say the module should use CSS rather than tables, this is misleading. If you removed all the tables there is no amount of CSS that would replace them.
Joomla itself actually makes wide use of tables.
Also I am not sure why you would place the utility of a stable module second to validation processes when no browsers actually adhere to standards. Indeed if you look through W3C (the main standards body) schools pages you will find them quite happily quoting slightly non standard ways to make stuff work in actual browsers.
The best overall answer to that would be a rapid move to HTML5/CSS3 (which would also cut the number of graphics files needed to make this and my other modules work.)
1. I'm not sure if I am the only one that notices this, but the actual RSS articles take a quite a long time to load, In most of my tests it took a minimum of 20 seconds before I saw the article. In some cases it was over 30 seconds.
2. The modal window shows the entire website, instead of just the article. Really doesn't make it feel like you are reading an RSS feed. It almost seems like you are looking at another website in an iframe.
Fix those 2 things, and then it will be a Great module.
Please note: The page loaded into the modal window is the page linked from the news feeds, meaning this is not under control of the module developer ! Mostly it is an article, though.
Let's not forget about the dev support. I had a small issue that he helped out with quite quickly.
I have used other mods/plugs from this developer as well, and have always had a good result.
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