We are happy to bring you a new design for the Blog and Store sites. Oxford Street brings a soft and informal look, with its beautiful rounded corners. Plus, for the first time the tabs for signing in and viewing the cart are in the upper right.
The samples of this new template feature images by Tracy Allyn (Store Site sample) and Larry Perez (Blog Site sample). A special thanks to these amazing photographers and awesome PhotoBizzers for sharing their images!
Too BIG to just call them “Enhancements”
Our PhotoBiz development wizards have been hard at work and have truly revolutionized your control and level of customization for the Blog and Store Site banners and gallery pages.
The banners for Blog, Marquee (if banner layout is selected), and Marquee Plus pages have a completely new control interface that is very easy to use and understand. You can now choose if you want your slideshow to display in sequence or at random, select which controls appear with the slideshow, and customize the height of the banner (between 100 and 500 pixels). You can also select from five transition styles and set the speed or time (from one to ten seconds) that the image is still before the transition begins to further personalize the slideshow.
Pick Your Focal Point
Another radical new feature where the PhotoBiz developers really “raised the bar” is the Image Focal Point. Previously the banner image was always centered to fit the width of the site. Now by selecting Customize and Edit the Image Focal Point can be dragged to any point within the image. Once selecting the Focal Point you get to enjoy instant resizing and cropping!
Full Screen Gallery Viewing
Another subtle enhancement that can make a big impact on your presentation starts with the click of an icon in the lower right corner of the screen. That’s right, with just a click your customer can see the images in fullscreen for a spectacular display of your images.
Plus, PhotoBiz’s unique color shifting system has been added to the image control panel. After selecting the “Color” tab you can use the “eyedropper” to select any color within the image, and set it to display as your background when that particular photo is viewed in fullscreen.
Two New Gallery Layouts
In addition to these wonderful enhancements, the Store and Blog Site gallery pages now have two more layouts to choose from: Top Large Thumbs and Bottom Large Thumbs. The layouts allow you a better opportunity to “style” your gallery.
New slideshow controls, layouts, fullscreen viewing, and color shifting – all for you to create the most compelling presentation possible. We hope you enjoy all of these new features! As always, you can make a one-click switch to enjoy these new designs and layouts.