I really hope they keep improving on this as it looks VERY PROMISING, Clearly they are very busy and don't have the resources to support their product, but I honestly believe if they put in some extra time to support their customers and improve their product more quickly, they'll have something that could/probably be the best Joomla ecommerce system out there. They are off to a great start, but it's just a start.
What I didn't like is this:
The extra images appear in an iframe and you have to scroll to see them. So that's not user friendly and I don't like having images hidden like that.
Additionally on the detail page there's way too much empty space and everything is really spread out because where there is no data, that space does not go away, neither does the labeling for those empty spaces.
This may be fine for some people, but as a graphic designer, this is hard on the eyes and just not acceptable to me. I probably can get in the code and fix this, but I'd rather find something else.
So, developers, spend a little time prettying it up and it will be a good piece of software.
Thanks for the review katandmouse. However, JCal Pro definitely supports recurring event exceptions. Its very simple. Once your recurring event is created, just delete/unpublish the date that is the exception. All the other occurrences remain intact. You can do this from either the admin interface or the frontend. The documentation on this is found here (login required): http://dev.anything-digital.com/Documentation/JCal-Pro/Recurring-Events-and-Exceptions.html
Yes, Zap Calendar supports repeating events in both the front and back end editors, however, the feature has been disabled in the demo to prevent abuse to the demo system (with one click, thousands of repeating events could be created). You can see a screenshot of the back-end repeating event options in the "Add New Event" screen here: http://www.zcontent.net/products/screenshots (click on the "Add New Event" screenshot to zoom in).
Zap Calendar's repeating event feature is extensive, is iCal compatible, and allows you to edit or remove an event within a repeating event series. You can contact the author at the "contact us" link or in the forums on the http://zcontent.net site if you need additional info on the feature.
What didn't work:
I'm on a Mac in Firefox. I could not get the photos to gradually transition. Not sure if that works on a PC or not.
The photos do not appear in numerical order. The developer says you can list the filenames to get them to appear in any order you want. I could not get that to work, but the instructions weren't clear, so maybe I did that wrong.
Neither one of those problems kept me from using it. Thanks for the extension.
The usability could be better. Be forewarned that "template" means "form" and "form" means "template." The developers must not be English speaking.
M4J is a GPL component which is developed in our spare time therefore it's for free.
All named and missing features are in process.
Being not a native english speaking developer do not have a bearing to the usability.
At least the form template is a template because it can't be use as a stand alone form.
A form is a form because this is what you can publish as a form by using a TEMPLATE.
This is the same method joomla is using.
Maybe we should rename joomla templates into content and publish template sites instead of content ;-)
Here's the problem so you all can avoid it. After you go through the purchase process, they land you on a page to enter your license number, but that number is already filled in. Don't be duped into thinking it's the license you purchased! It's not. It's the one that comes with their credits. Look in your inbox for the license number. I did, but that email went to my spam folder so I didn't see it. Thinking I didn't need it, I submitted the license number they gave me, and then my site was infested with their credits, not only at the bottom of every page, but even in other unwelcome places. Three days later, I'm still trying to get help removing it.
Other than that, it's a great program. Just proceed cautiously on install.