We need someone to redesign our Joomla homepage according to our specifications. Redesign must be compliant with existing site structure, and will utilize following template (or custom) functions:
rss feed into text boxes
Static homepage banner image with rotation on refresh-page load
Static banner requires text overlay - clickable hyperlink ca...
Skills: html, html5, joomla!, php
“I wish to express great disappointment in Veronica Gomez / IKTAN Studio . I admired samples of her past projects, but failed to read through all of her reviews. The most important called out the fact that Veronica had issues being responsive to inquiries, and was sometimes in over her head in regards to project details. I can confirm this prior assessment.
A basic overview of her performance - she quoted a Joomla home page template redesign with module swap-outs at 5 hours. After nearly three months, the basic project outline was still incomplete, and with many errors. I lost access to the test site several times due to what she claimed were server issues. I suspect that she was having trouble implementing modules, and was trying to hide her lack of progress. Needless to say, I was told at least 3 times that she was "finishing up the project tonight", only to discover that nothing was done on the test site, or that there were "server issues" preventing test site access. "Finishing up tonight" in practice, meant 3 days of no response to status inquiries, and then another excuse as to why there was nothing to look at.
I would have been happy to learn much earlier on if Veronica was in over her head, and would have appreciated her honesty so I could have moved on with another hire. I know what it is like to run into issues, and would have been empathetic had she leveled with me. Unfortunately she chose to delay and misinform.
The most disappointing aspect of my experience with this Elancer is her refusal to acknowledge a refund request. It is surreal how badly this project has gone. I had no idea someone could bill hours for a project, take the money, take the project to 50% completion, and then bail out without providing any source material to the hiring party. Steer clear of this Elancer. I have never experienced this before, but learned a valuable lesson - Read all of the reviews. ”