Introduction

Image effects, Images, Slideshow, Page Background

The eXtro Responsive Background Slideshow Extended (aka E.R.B.S.E.) is a universally CSS3 based background image Slider / Slideshow. Due to that no JavaScript is needed (original effect only), you can save ressources in data transfer as well as in the users frontend.

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Responsive Background Slider / Slideshow


The eXtro Background Slider is available in these languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Czech
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Serbian (L & C)
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (pt-BR)
  • French
  • Croatian
  • Persian/Farsi (fa-IR)
  • Romanian
  • Bosnian
  • Italian
  • Hungarian
  • Swedish
  • Russian
  • Finnish
  • Danish

The Responsive Background Slider comes with different image animation effects, the duration of each slide can be defined as well as zoom and tilt of the slide image (original effect). Additionally, a caption can be created per slide of the Background Slider which can be faded by various animation styles in front of the image. The captions font type, size and color can be defined as well.

Best results for the Background Slider can be achieved by using a template which allows to completely fade out the main content, or if you use a template with partially transparent background. The eXtro Responsive Background Slideshow can be published in any
module position, but for best results, we recommend using a background position with low HTML nesting to reduce unwanted side effects.

For best results, we recommend using FullHD images at miniumum.

NEW in Background Slider V1.1.0 - V1.7.1
- New feature : image animation duration of 0 produces a freeze frame
- New feature : pattern image can now be selected in backend, or use no pattern image
- New feature : added a module class suffix, add your own class to the background slider module
- added czech, spanish, chinese (simplified), greek, serbian (cyrillic and latin), dutch, polish, portuguese, french, danish, croatian, persian/farsi, chinese traditional, romanian, bosnian, swedish, finnish, hungarian, russian and italian language files.
- You can now use up to 50 images / pictures for the slider
- overridable
- Improved compatibility with PHP 5.4 and J3

** MAJOR UPDATE TO Background Slider V2.0.0 **
This brand new release adds a BUNCH of new effects: we've added over 25 new effects and still retained compatibility with versions < 2.0.0
The default number of images is now 10.


NEW VERSION of the Background Slider: V2.1.0
- we rebuilt the original background slider (CSS3) effect with a JavaScript based one which should improve performance on handheld devices and laptops.
- a nasty Chrome bug has been fixed!
- and turkish language has been added.


New Version of the eXtro Background Slider: V2.1.1
This maintenance release improves compatibility with some templates.


Background Slider V2.1.2 released
This maintenance release changes some CSS styles for more compatibility with various templates


Background Slider V2.2.0 released
This is a feature release of the Background Slider. It includes some new features such as manual control for the background slideshow in the frontend, and the default direction setting.
This makes the Responsive Background slider even better!



Please note:
Effective immediately, we've changed our subscription model. The new subscription model contains a 12 month (1 year) download period for the product, support is optionally bookable. Delivering high quality support (which we believe we do) is the most costly part of our business. We believe that by making support optional, there is a win-win situation with lower prices for customers.

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Posted on 11 July 2017
75
Functionality

I was looking for an extension that provided a full page background image.

10
Ease of use

Extension was not easy to use and documentation was non-existent.

25
Support

Support is not standard support. You can be purchasing a version that does not include support and with the lack of docs, issues arise.

75
Value for money

Not expensive

I used this to: Web page background image
Owner's reply: We would like to say some words to what Mr. Hess wrote in his review:

Functionality:
The Background Slider module can either display a slide show of images, or a single image as background of a website.

Ease of use:
Mr. Hess is not the only one who purchased this module before. Until now, we've never had a case in which a solution wasn't possible.
Contrary to his assertion, there IS a documentation that tells what to configure, additionally, we provide a tutuorial on how to create a module position if necessary.
This documentation is linked from the product in the shop, additionally, it can be viewed easily by clicking the 'extension manuals' menu item on our site and selecting the respective article.
Also, all our extensions can be tried on our demo site, in frontend AND backend before (or after) purchase - this is also linked from the product.
We are aware of that there exist a huge number of available templates for Joomla, and that not all of them offer a default module position for background usage.
This is why we provide these 2 manuals and always offer configuration help, if a user cannot configure the module himself.

Support:
It is true that we offer different support subscriptions - this is explicitly allowed by the Joomla/JED rules.
By doing so, the customer is free to decide which level of support he/she needs.
Expert users may choose to purchase a extension without support, whereas novice users might want to choose one of our support offers, depending on the respective users's needs and skills.
This way, expert users can get the cheapest support option, whereas novice users with support by us can let us do the configuration, etc.
This option is clearly stated in the product itself, an in the checkout process.
If a customer however chooses the 'no support' option, we must assume that this is a skilled user who can solve smaller issues such as module configuration him/herself.
Additionally, we provide a extension manual on our site, that covers how to configure the module, and also how to create a module position if none is suitable in the template.

Documentation:
As already stated above, documentation is not 'nearly non-existent'. We provide a extension manual and a tutorial how to create a module position if there is no suitable module position present.
Both manuals are available in 2 languages, german and english, and both language versions cover the same procedures.
The extension manual tells the users what to configure - the largest part of the configuration is to select your background images - this should not be too hard.
If the template has no suitable module position, this can be created according to our tutorial, and if the user cannot do this, we will help, even without support subscription.


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To make it a bit clearer, this is what happened:

Mr. Hess purchased the Background Slider in our shop, and opened a ticket in which he stated that he wasn't able to correctly configure the module.

In our answer, we told him what the problem in our opionion could be - as he didn't provide any details, we had to guess.
Additionally, we offered him to do the necessary configurations so the module would work as expected.

He answered that he had applied a alternative solution and demanded a refund.

As we are located in germany, the german distance selling act allows us to solve the problem first before having to refund a customer.
This is a established practice, as the gdsa states that when selling downloadable (non-physical) products, the download means breaking the seal.
We again offered to do the necessary configurations - even though he has not purchased a support subscription.
This offer is still valid.
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100
Functionality

as good as described in the

81
Ease of use

not so easy to use together with artesteer generated templates but with the excellent support it is NO Problem!

100
Support

excellent

100
Documentation
95
Value for money

yes

I used this to: homepage
100
Functionality

Exactly as described.

100
Ease of use

If you use the Gantry Framwork/Template use the position "analytics" to avoid problems

100
Support

A question for customization was answered over night and the team was really helpful. A fully detailed help was provided to implement the de

100
Value for money

Truly worth the money

100

Nice module!


Posted on 30 October 2014

Pros:

looks great

lots of features

easy to configure



Cons:

sometimes a bit hard to find the right module position, but support always helps very quickly.



Many thanks for this great extension, absolutely deserves 5 stars.

100

I bought this module because I liked the idea of having an animated background on my site.



Asked their support for help on how to add it to my site, and in no time, they did the job.



They even explained to me how to do it if I wanted to try it myself in another website.



Thanks for making this module and for providing fast and friendly support!

100

Great tool!


Posted on 27 September 2014

I need a adjustment for the Background Slider, they helped me and fixed my issue. Thanks for that professional and nice service!

100

Super!


Posted on 13 December 2013

Thank you for this great extension and for the fast and friendly support!!!

100

A very nice module


Posted on 08 December 2013

I needed a module that would display a zooming slideshow in the header div of my responsive page. The Responsive Background Slider is intended mainly for the entire page background, but the answer to my question on the author's support forum indicated that it is possible to use it also for specific divs by making a few small changes.



After I purchased the module I immediately opened a support ticket, and it was responded to within a very short time with a good explanation on what changes needed to be done. A couple of simple changes on a few lines in the module's php file made the trick, and the module now works beautifully on the header of my page.



The support for this component is fast and proffessional.



A highly recommended module!

100

Great Extensions


Posted on 19 November 2013

This is a beautiful, versatile and easy to use extension. It pushed my latest project to the next level at once.

Double "thumbs up" for the great technical support!!! They put great effort in helping me with some special wishes and modifications. Thanks again!

100

Extension beautiful and functional, I had a small problem but I have quickly responded and helped in a few hours! really efficient

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Responsive Background Slideshow

Version:
2.2.0
Developer:
extro-media
Last updated:
Nov 22 2017
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
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Compatibility:
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