We've just updated the Flash Rotator module with some IE bug fixes and a couple of really cool new features, as well as adding Joomla! 1.5 compatibility.
We've added a new transition called 'bubbles' which simulates a bubbling overlay effect. We've also incorporated the popular Ken Burns effect for users who use the rotator for photos.
The Ken Burns effect is a neat fading pan-and-zoom animation which works best with the new "Slow Fade" transition.
If you use this module and want to update your current copy or try it out for free, you can register on the forum and download it now.
If you plan to use this module commercially and want to remove all referenced links back to Joomlashack, including the right-click context Flash menu, you can purchase our unbranded version from our online shop for just $19.95.
If you'd like to try out our branded version for free, be sure to join our forum first, and then go download the branded versions here:
Joomla 1.5 Download
Purchase non branded version 1.0/1.5 bundle
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Here in the U.S. where Joomlashack is based, today is the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate our nation's independence. While many remember the American Revolution as a war, the real struggle was one of ideas and words, not bullets and bayonets.
Email marketing: Love it or hate it, it's the way the web works. No matter what kind of website you have, building a list and communicating to a constituency is a key part of any successful website.
In 2006 I THOROUGHLY tested and reviewed many email systems, and my conclusion was that when your email lists start to get above a thousand subscribers, a whole set of problems arise that basic newsletter programs simply can't solve. You need the backing of a 3rd party company ensuring your email deliverability.
So then I investigated 3rd party hosted providers: Detailed Reviews of Email Marketing Solutions
Then I realized there was a problem. None of these solutions integrated into Joomla. A critical factor was missing: when users register on a Joomla site, importing them into an email list can be difficult and time consuming. There needed to be an automated process.
So we created one --- J!Contact
OScandy.com has made a very nice blog post on their website of their Top 10 Joomla! Admin Extensions. Check it out!