After countless hours of hard work during the last weeks we can proudly present the first BETA version of the JoomGallery for Joomla! 3.x today, the JoomGallery 3.0 JUX.
JUX stands for Joomla! User eXperience and indicates that the image gallery follows the trend of Joomla! to create a great overall user experience for site administrators and users. Accordingly, all the back end views were revised and adapted to Bootstrap. We hope you enjoy it!
In order to provide not too much surprises for site visitors in case of a gallery update the adjustments of the front end to Bootstrap were only done partially. A new feature - the ability to use installable, alternative layouts - provides the possibility to completely revise and individualize the front end. In this way now also templates designers and developers are able to contribute to the JoomGallery project.
Furthermore we have implemented a new Drag'n'Drop upload capability in the front and back end using the AJAX technology, the Fine Uploader. Progress bars are used by this uploader to give feedback about the status of the upload.
The following other improvements are included in this version:
We would be happy about a lot of feedback to this BETA version in our newly established board area for the JoomGallery 3 so that a stable version can be released as soon as possible.
In addition, we would like to remember you that with the release of JoomGallery 3 Stable the support for the JoomGallery 1.5.x will definitely end. If you are still on Joomla! 1.5 you should migrate as soon as possible since the official development and the support of Joomla! 1.5 has already been stopped.
For JoomGallery 2, we will of course continue to provide bug fix releases.