Hi Joomla Artists,
I have been a member here at Joomlart for only a very short time, but have experimented with almost all of Joomlart's Joomla products.
I find that Joomlart provides some of the finest looking templates and themes for Joomla available on the web. The graphics work is intense and not overkill, and the theme variations are really quite nice.
I find that for my own use, Joomlart is quite balanced on the graphics side, but not so much on varieties of functional component differences. Each template comes with nice modifications to the company's core components, modules and plugins. The number of configuration / layouts options are a bit limited.
Heavily detailed graphics work is wonderful, but I think sometimes, it goes a bit too far. I have noticed a trend lately in cyberspace where most cyber-junkies visit the simple and clean websites more often than they do sites that are graphical works of wonder. I've polled many people who almost live on the web, and was told that the graphic wonder sites are great, for awhile, but they get old fast. People who frequent the web more often than the average user tend to be more content quality based, but even they admit that sites can become boring after awhile.
As a website builder, and I use that with reservation because I always begin with quickstarts, I am wondering who will be the first to implement "dynamic layout technologies" where site layouts change either daily, weekly, monthly or annually, as an administrative option in the back-end. That type of technology may help reduce the "boring site layout" syndrome.
I do have criticisms about T3, in that it is a bit slower than a few of the other more user friendly frameworks, and I suspect that is an issue related to the cache-ing schema, or the compilation of customized settings as read by the server technology.
From my own personal opinion I think that Joomlart would do well to slow down on intensely graphical oriented presentations and look more toward functional differences, and especially, the automated dynamic layouts idea. I'd also suggest that joomlart's premium modules, components and plugins be expanded to include a wider array of layouts options from within themelves––wherever applicable.
The best part about Joomlart thus far, from personal experience, is they provide the highest level of stability than any club. I can honestly say that if Joomlart releases it, it WILL work and often has very nices surprises inside!
So far, the top 4 clubs I do business with are rated as follows:
Many thanks to Joomlart for making my learning experience with Joomla! a wonderful experience. I only hope that 2011 holds many surprises for members here. I couldn't live without Joomlart's high degree of quality and expertise for the #1 CMS in the world.