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byroadsider, March 11, 2014
Responsive Menu
It works. It's simple.

You can't do much better than that.

The built in responsive menu in the Gantry framework is completely inadequate and causes more problems that it solves. This makes for a perfect replacement.
News Show Pro GK4
I used this extension on Joomla 1.5 sites with no problems, but this was my first time on a 2.5 site. Sadly, the module fails to show any of my content no matter how I set it.

Turning to the developer's website, you soon discover that to merely ask a question on the forum will cost at least $51 and given all the complaints on the forum, getting a prompt answer seems dicey at best. For anyone with an issue similar to mine, the developers seem to respond no better advice than "RTFM." Well, I did RTFM -- many times -- and it's not helping me. Bad attitude all around.

It seems like a fine extension, but it is not worth $51.
byroadsider, February 28, 2012
True Typography
Admittedly, I haven't lived with this extension for very long, but this looks like a complete godsend -- something Joomla has needed for a LONG time. Thanks so much for doing this. Now my sites don't have to look like they were typeset like a church flyer.
byroadsider, November 29, 2011
If you care at all about quantifying your traffic (and who doesn't) then I cannot recommend this extension enough.

Installing is a little more complicated than many extensions. In fact, any extension download that tells you to "unzip first" means that you're should be a Joomla expert, but if so, then the process is otherwise rather straightforward.

I have found this to be a good complement to Google Analytics, even with Google's new real time tracking. However, you do need to be careful about how much data you want to track, because Joomlawatch will make your database bloat up something huge. This becomes an issue with migration and upgrades, which in this case, are still anything but intuitive. Knowledge of MySQL is essential.

Nice work, though. I can't recommend enough.
byroadsider, November 29, 2011
Easy File Uploader
I installed it effortlessly and go it to work, but I can't use this extension because it does not provide the ability to apply a style suffix. If that's important to you, then keep looking.
Owner's reply

@roadsider. Thanks for posting your comments. As of version 2.0, Module Class Suffix is available.

byroadsider, November 21, 2011
Love this extension. It installs easily and it even seamlessly imported comments from another comments component. Users had no problem using it. Unfortunately, I'm upgrading my site now to 1.7, and it's not compatible. I hate to leave it behind.
byroadsider, June 24, 2010
This extension is a huge step in the right direction, but I take away points because it still requires some major CSS tweaking to make a fully featured site work on an iPhone. I have some features, such as image slide shows, that completely break the iPhone layouts.

This would work great, I suppose, with relatively simple sites or blogs, but it does hobble full Joomla installations.

I'm looking forward to future versions. It's definitely the best solution available in this category.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your feedback roadsider. Following Joomla!, we are focusing on a high performance and stable core, which would be expanded with extensions. This, as you say, is aimed to provide solution for relatively simple sites. Once we achieve this, we will introduce Mobile extensions to mobilize more complex Joomla! sites.

byroadsider, December 3, 2009
J Admin Mobile
I bought the full version, and so far I've used it a handful of times in the past month, but never to do any serious work. I find the program difficult to use on an iPhone and buggy. Keep in mind, that you have to edit content in code, i.e., manually inserting the html. Also, you do not have access to any content in the modules or the components. You cannot turn plugins on or off. You are mainly limited to edits to body content and enabling or disabling users and editing their passwords.

And I'm not sure I can blame the app just yet, but for some reason, I only see my own account (out of 2500). The others are not showing. At one point, I was trying to see the category list from one website and the App kept taking me to the other installation I had enabled. I had to restart the app.

Is $10 too much? It is if you don't get much value for the money or don't use the app at all. This app, in my estimation, would be good for someone on the road all the time with NO access to their laptop and/or the internet. It's also an excellent proof of concept.

If you're bathing in wifi already and carry your laptop with you everywhere, then take the $10 and buy a couple of lattes at the coffee shop where you do your work.
byroadsider, September 10, 2009
The promise of this extension -- as with many Joomla extensions -- simply does not manifest itself in practice. It's a fine idea, but I've just spent an afternoon struggling with this, and for no apparent reason, it just breaks on me.

I'm no newbie. I've been dealing with the ups and downs of Joomla and its various extensions for well over a year. I know my way around unix servers, FTP, permissions, and all that.

I installed this extension, and it immediately reports that I have permission problems in directories that it must access. Never before have I had to manually set directories to 766, but for whatever reason, Joomgallery wants this. Strike one.

So, I go an set all the directories thusly, and I get green OKs from the configuration. Then I try uploading with Java. No go. Long error message that is also reported to no avail on the JoomGallery forum, but the developer has no idea what's causing it. Strike two.

Then I try to upload a single image. More errors. File uploads, but does not populate into the the thumbnail and detail directories. And worse, the images that used to appear in the slide show disappear. Strike three!

Finally,the back-end UI is clunky and awkward with a bazillion options that would confuse a shuttle astronaut, never mind my clients.

The extension seems hopelessly broken and I'm afraid I'm going to have to look for another solution.
byroadsider, August 24, 2009
This has to be the easiest to install extension ever created.

Also, it does what it says. No extra bells and whistles and comes with captcha. I'm a happy camper.
byroadsider, October 27, 2008
Tabs & Sliders
It installs quickly and painlessly, and I can't imagine how to make it much easier to use. Unfortunately, if you want to customize its functions, there are few if any options.

Also, the message boards on the developer site are not well monitored by the developers. Several people have been requesting a way to have the first tab open when the page loads, but a proper solution has yet to be posted. There is one detailed response to the question, but it doesn't seem to work with the latest version of T&S.
byroadsider, October 1, 2008
Ignite Gallery
Installation was a breeze, but I couldn't actually upload the images themselves. I went to the developer's forum and saw that someone else had the same problem with the same error messages having to do with not finding the right directory for uploads. The only solutions offered required the user to make changes to the code (which apparently didn't work either). Sorry, if this doesn't work out of the box, what's the point? If I have to monkey with code, I should just build my own Flash presentation.