New Features: Photo Gallery and Video Player
We’ve added two new features that make it drop-dead-simple to display photos and videos on your Webvanta sites.
To use the photo gallery, which is based on the Galleriffic jQuery plug-in, all you need to do is upload photos and tag them with "gallery". Webvanta automatically resizes the photos appropriately when you upload them.
The default photo gallery presentation includes both thumbnails, for direct navigation to a particular photo, and a slideshow, which can run automatically or be paused and manually advanced.
For details on using the photo gallery, see Using the Photo Gallery.
To play video on your site, often the best solution is to upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and use the embed code from the sharing site. This makes your video easy to share, and also gives you unlimited free bandwidth for playing the video for your visitors.
There are times, however, when you want complete control over how the video is played. For example, you may want to use a specific resolution, or control the compression. Or maybe you just don’t want another site’s logo on your video player.
We’ve set up the Flowplayer Flash video player to make it super-simple to have your own video player. All you need to do is upload your FLV file and place a small code snippet on the page where you want the video to appear.
For details on using the video player, see Displaying Video.
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