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bylouisc9, August 13, 2009
BreezingForms
I have to say this up front: I am NOT a coder. In fact, the more functionality I can get out of a software package with a minimum of effort, the better.

Having said that, I really didn't have a clue how to get started with BreezingForms so I went to the website watched the videos. I was up in running in about 45 minutes. It's not that BreezingForms is hard, but it is very feature robust and there are 3 ways to make forms.

For me, the "Quick Forms" is the goods. You basically set up a section, and add container, drop your items into the container and set them up. hit the preview button and you have a form. It's that easy! My website needed those dropdown list boxes you see all over the internet. I found out that all you have to do is replace the sample code with your own items, hit save and you're done.

You can also tweak the Quick Forms layout somewhat so that your site will display the form correctly.

If you are a more serious designer, there is another mode (Easy Mode?) for creating forms where you can explicitly direct size and layout of form features.

There is a 3rd option for more serious coders, and although I don't use it, I'm sure it's probably good.

The thing that really blew me away was the database tracking that comes standard with Breezing forms. Every time someone fills out a form and submits it, BreezingForms creates a database record based on your specifc form fields. You can then export the data into a CSV file, open it in Excel and you have total control of your data.

if you are looking to put together mailing lists or want to do "data mining" on a large number of responses, you can do it.

The bottom line is that this software is worth the $15 hands down.

Hope you like it too!
bylouisc9, August 12, 2009
JCE
I was having a hell of a time trying to format my Joomla articles correctly so that an image was on the left and the text wrapped around it properly.

Installed this extension, and this solved my problem. Works like a dream and now my site looks really good.

Thanks much for JCE!!