Flexible Output for AdvancedForms
Awesome Add-On ... Quality / Affordable / Best Add-On Yet!
Quality - This package is exceptional. I have been able to create dynamic, data driven applications that work, projects that, in the past, required a PHP programmer.
Affordable - did you ever pay a developer for custom work? $85 for the package (Advanced Forms with Data Display) is very affordable.
Best Add-On Yet - This package has so much potential and will probably replace many other add-ons that I have used in the past. My mind is full of ideas. Instead of buying a bunch of $20 to $50 add-ons, I can create many from this package -- FAQs, blog, portfolio, etc.
P.S. My first project took weeks to do as I was learning. The second was done in a matter of hours. I keep learning new ways to make it work for me! :-)
Quality Products - but lack of support
You would probably be facing a similar question here when buying Mr Garcia's product, very good products, but you would be "solo" playing with them.
If it was a real commercial software company, the lack of support would have ruin the enterprise a long time ago.
A real pity because the products are very good.
Anyway, i am sure there is an explanation for everything, if we only were lucky enough to be told.
Ok, the product is really good, and pack of features. The real problem is human's cloning technology, we need to progress on that end and make a clone of jGarcia :) to help you.
I look forward to check the additional documentation out, that would really help.
That said - that's why I strive really hard to make sure that these are, like you said, *quality* products. And I do believe they are. Generally, bug related support requests get fixed really quickly - it's the feature request and "how do I do this" questions that take a little longer. So even though I do get behind on support requests from time to time, the product itself, I believe, is in really good shape.
I intend to spend some time soon to further develop the documentation which I believe will help quite a bit. I'm sorry that the support wasn't to the level you hoped/expected, but I hope the products still work well for you!
Nice add-on in combination with Advanced Forms
Udated jan. 7 2013
Can finally ad it to a project page and auto update this website
Expensive, but a great value
Now, when the developer says there's a bit of a learning curve, that's true. Both DD and AF are complex extensions with many options. It takes a while to figure out how to configure everything in combination. When you get into it, though, you'll find that DD can do just about everything you want. Their beauty is in their flexibility, and the more you dig into them, the more inspired you'll be.
I came to C5 from Joomla, where Sobi and Moset's are the gorillas of directory extensions. DD/AF rivals both---with more functional potential and less hassle. One of the things that always killed me on Joomla was that, especially with complex extensions, you'd reliably hit some niggling-yet-critical requirement where you just couldn't get there from here. I haven't found that limitation yet with DD/AF---and, really, I've tried. DD/AF seems remarkably unencumbered by baked-in assumptions about what you will and won't want to do. Moreover, the addon's code elegance, the overall elegance of the surrounding C5 framework, and the existing documentation (not least of all the developer's forums) mean you can fix, build, or bend just about whatever you need to get the job done.
Bottom line: this is a great addon set. Not perfect, not cheap, but actually awesome. And, for the price, an outstanding value.
Another happy customer
It would be really cool if some day we could easily have relational access to the framework user database .. so that each contact could have related records
Not every business site will need such. But, increasingly, websites are becoming content- and interactive-rich. In such a scenario, the incredible flexibility and thoughtful design of Advanced Forms and Data Display will likely play a key role.
General Data Entry
And, the flexibility that we've come to expect with C5 is part and parcel of this add-on.
the perfect flexible content display block
you end up with a always well formatted content, whatever people have entered...
You can display list of entries, or a unique entry (very flexible as you can pass fields value trhough the url...)
you can baically display in one page 1000s of different content in one page!
Great, great great! -J