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It’s a well-known fact that eye-catching imagery is an important part of any successful website. But beautiful images are not the whole story – the presentation of your images can make or break the overall effect. With that in mind, we recently took a step back and rebuilt Image Galleries in the Webs Sitebuilder from the ground up.

With the new Photo Gallery Module, site admins can pull entire groups of photos into their sites and manage all of their image settings in one place. This module can be added to any page where other builder modules are found today, and it can take your website to a whole new level.

Here’s an example of one gallery style:

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Now see how we can change the look by adjusting the rollover style, the padding between the images, and the caption type:

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Wondering what that magnifying glass does? When the viewer rolls over each image, that magnifying glass appears to let them know they can click and view the image in a larger lightbox with a full caption, like this:

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What else is new with Photo Galleries? With this module you can easily:

  • Change the crop style of your images between square, portrait, and landscape
  • Adjust the number of images you want to display in each row of your gallery
  • Modify the space between each of your photos. (Try out ‘none’ for a mosaic look!)
  • Add titles and captions
  • Reorder, delete, or zoom each of your photos
  • Enable a full-screen slideshow when the user clicks
  • Change the mouse hover effects for your visitors

We’re excited to share the new Photo Gallery Module with you. It’s available now for all Sitebuilder3 users, and can be found in the dock at the bottom of your screen when you’re in the Sitebuilder. If you have any questions, check out the Photo Gallery Module article in our support community.

About the Author: Sarah Matista is the resident blogger at Webs, where she also manages marketing for Pagemodo – a suite of social media tools. Loves marketing, small businesses, and whales. Get more from Sarah on the Webs Blog and Google+.

18 Responses

  1. Reply
    Sierraloaded
    Jul 07, 2014 - 12:18 PM

    Webs. When would it be possible to add links in the Title’s and captions of Photos

    • Reply
      Sarah Matista
      Jul 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

      Hello! This request has been noted by our product team. Currently, this is not a planned feature.

  2. Reply
    abdul
    Jul 24, 2014 - 05:08 AM

    please do the possible to add links in the Title’s and captions of Photos ………………….soonnnnnnnnnnnn

  3. Reply
    Trevor
    Jul 24, 2014 - 05:17 AM

    When we be able to add togels on each page?

    Where people can click a title or word and it will take them to that section on that page?

  4. Reply
    Stephen Schiff
    Jul 24, 2014 - 06:40 AM

    Does this new feature enable Flash technology? I would love to be able to display high resolution images on my web site, but cannot at present because Webs has nothing to prevent them from being expropriated.

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    it'sme!
    Jul 24, 2014 - 07:05 AM

    Will there be a module for site members to take part in a poll, specifically a short answer poll?

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    Joe Anderson
    Jul 24, 2014 - 08:40 AM

    It sure would be nice if there was a check box or some easy way that you could protect your images from right click save or download. Some years ago I found this for the gallery photos. Photos placed on any other page are not protected. I tried coping and using the code webs sent but it did not work. Because of this I am finding my photo on several other websites and it’s not making me very happy.

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      Marian
      Jul 25, 2014 - 12:42 AM

      I watermark my digital paintings. If you look at my site, you’ll see that I have lines of watermarks going all down the image. When visitors click on a painting, they’re taken to my gallery or gift shop. You could watermark your photos and have them link to a site where your photos are less easily downloaded.

      • Reply
        Sarah Matista
        Jul 25, 2014 - 10:36 AM

        Great advice Marian!

  7. Reply
    nrserafin
    Jul 24, 2014 - 09:08 AM

    I wish the galleries would show the newest pictures added first instead of showing the oldest pictures. I like my current work to be the first thing people see. Thank you

  8. Reply
    Jeannie Harris
    Jul 24, 2014 - 01:31 PM

    Is the slide show based on Flash player or HTM5? as iPads cannot display your slideshow module at present.

  9. Reply
    floyd
    Jul 24, 2014 - 01:53 PM

    I like the sideshow module better

  10. Reply
    Anita Hester
    Jul 24, 2014 - 03:34 PM

    How can I adjust my photos into a slideshow??

  11. Reply
    Kari
    Jul 24, 2014 - 04:43 PM

    would love the ability to add paragraph breaks and links in the photo caption

  12. Reply
    HERETICPRIME
    Jul 25, 2014 - 12:04 AM

    So…is this supposed to be an alternative to the Pictures App that I have already spent hours upon hours making, or is this to work with it..?

  13. Reply
    Benjamin
    Jul 25, 2014 - 03:19 PM

    Thank you Webs Team for updating the Gallery, The Gallery is so important on my Website so I am so Glad To See That It as gotten An Awesome New Look and all New Features! Thanks :)

    • Reply
      Sarah Matista
      Jul 25, 2014 - 03:22 PM

      So glad you’re finding the new features useful Benjamin!

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