These first months of 2008 have been busy ones at Freewebs. In fact, so busy that we never had time to talk about Video Galleries! Yes, we posted a few comments, but the new feature never received its own Blog post. Time to remedy that.
Why a Video Gallery? Photo Gallery turned out to be a popular new feature. So, we thought, how about doing the same thing only for Videos? Sounded like a good idea.
What are the features?
- Multiple Channels. Channels are like photo albums. They provide a place where you can group videos together. All the summer vacation videos on one channel, all the wedding videos in another and all the pet videos (for example) on another.
- Multiple sources. Pull in a video from anywhere! Upload a video from your computer directly to Freewebs or provide the URL from whatever location or search YouTube or provide embed code. Your choice.
- Letting people know more. For each video, provide a title and a description of the video so they know a bit more about it before taking a look. Shortly, you’ll also be able to provide a custom thumbnail image if you’d like.
- On your Site. On your Gallery page, you’ll find a collection of thumbnails for the videos. And, if you want, you can always add a channel or an individual video directly to your nav bar by clicking on Page Properties in the blue bar. Your site visitors can comment on each video too.
Add a few videos to your site (or a lot of videos) and let us know what you think. Now, let’s talk about the next few weeks. Look forward to a few new templates, multiple images per product for Web Stores, and reordering products.
Happy site building!