Author List is our new component for Joomla 1.6 to manage your content authors so you visitor can go to their pages either in a blog or a sortable table (list) layout.
Once you have properly created your desired author instances (each attached to a specific user) in the backend, you can create different types of Author List menu items:
Today we are releasing a new module for Joomla 1.6 frontend news
You can use this extension in order to show articles from your favorite categories grouped in separate category boxes.
You can choose how many leading articles with or without introtext & image and how many secondary items with only the title