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bymcbade, May 17, 2012
showplus
There may be fancier ones out there but this one was a mach for my criteria:
No use of Flash
Ready files from a folder
Needed to be best at fading effects without looking glitchie
Had a preference for Mooltools (which this uses), but jQuery would have been ok

I really appreciate that this one is non-commercial, not just for the cost, but the commercial ones tend to be overkill on features and complexity. This one is "just right"

Developers: Thank you! You are appreciated.
bymcbade, May 11, 2010
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jNews
We are sorry we have to write this review as we hate to see this product and it's company have deteriorated so. We also feel a responsibility to the Joomla community to alert others of our experiences.

We have more than one license for Accajom PRO / jNews PRO. We have used this product for several years. We had some issues that made us regret our decision in the beginning before the product development and support were taken over by the present company, but we had paid our fees and felt we needed to make the best of it. Things have only gotten worse and worse.

The product has never truly lived up to the promises and claims it makes. We have seen almost every issue listed in the reviews and then some. Promises made to fix issues that following releases do not address, sometimes adding even more issues. Ticket support system and website have multiple bugs as well. Now, "upgrades" full of bugs and promises not fulfilled.

Finally this year as an organization we said; "enough". We have counted our investment in this product a loss and have moved on to another which so far, from a product standpoint and support, have lived up to all of the features listed.

We caution you that you consider something besides Accajom / jNews.
bymcbade, March 9, 2010
JComments
I don't want to turn this into a "support" thread, but I just felt I needed to respond to the comment that this extension "does not work with IE8". I tested it and from my system it is working fine.

My evaluation is this is a really NICE extension.

I have a template that is white on back with some colored highlights for some tags. I had to go and manually modify the components default css the "kapatcha" config.php and use my image editor to create some new corner images. Some users might find this a bit harder to do then others.

I wouldn't want to see development take away from the beautiful simplicity of this extension, so maybe some other layouts besides the default would be helpful?

Thanks for the really well written extension!