• October 16, 2013

    Using the Background Slideshow Feature

    With the recent release of our latest designs we have added the ability to have a slideshow running as the background to your site. This setting will be turned on by default in the latest designs (Waipio, Odyssey, and Kailua), but can be used in any Redframe website. If you are working from one of the designs that uses a background slide show by default, all you need to do is go to the editor and upload your own images to use. Images in a landscape mode will work best.  It is also a good idea to ensure that you are uploading a large format of the image you want to use. Images that are smaller than the screen area will be stretched to fit and the results might not be what you desire.   Let’s quickly go through the process. We’ll start by opening the Background Slide Show Editor from the menu. The uploader interface is pretty straight forward. Either drag the images you want to upload from your computer on to the Add Photos area, or click on the area and select the files from your hard drive. Uploading will begin immediately and our servers will to the work to optimize your files for best results. Once uploaded, you can arrange the order of your images by dragging them into desired order of appearance.       Advanced Controls Once your images are uploaded and arrange in the correct order, you have the ability to make a few other alterations to how your background slide show behaves.   The most commonly used option will be for control over the transition speed . This is the amount of time each image of the slideshow is displayed before transitioning to the next image. If you are using a large number...
  • October 15, 2013

    Introducing Dynamic New Designs

    We are pleased to announce the release of 3 new designs. The new designs represent a more minimalist approach and are ideal for users that want their images to be the predominant part of their content. These designs take advantage of our new background slideshow feature which allows you to use rotating full screen background images to make a powerful impact. Each of the designs have their own unique virtues, which you prefer is up to you. Let’s take look at the new designs: Waipio   Featuring a semi-transparent masthead that floats elegantly above your imagery, Waipio is a unique presentation that serves to highlight your images by providing a captivating visual environment. Intuitive navigation controls and a variety of customizable settings allow you to create the perfect portfolio. Seamless animations reveal page and gallery transitions.  Waipio is a bold, innovative design that presents your work in a novel and engaging context.  view example site  Kailua Kailua is another great way to display your portfolio, showing off your most impressive images up front and enticing visitors to explore more of your work. The transparent masthead is tucked in at the top of the screen, leaving a wide open canvas to display your images. Elegant transitions between pages and galleries further enhance the visitor experience.  view example site Odyssey Odyssey is a clean, minimal design, that excels at showcasing your work. The full-page background slideshow can be easily customized to your liking. This design features a menu that hides away with a gentle animation further clearing the screen to highlight your art . view example site Whether you are starting a new website or looking to update your current Redframe site, these new designs offer great options for you to consider. Happy site building.
  • July 24, 2013

    Video: Getting Started with Redframe

    Whether you are a Redframe pro or a newcomer thinking of trying it out for the first time, you’ll gain something from watching our latest video tutorial. Getting Started shows just how easy it is to change how your site looks and how simple it is to add content. If you are going to watch just one video tutorial today, this is the one for you.
  • June 27, 2013

    Video: Setting up your Redframe Store

    Have you been wanting to sell your images or products from your Redframe site but didn’t know how to get started? Check out the video below for a demonstration. Pretty quick and easy to do.
  • After dedicating hours of your life creating, organizing, and designing your site, you may be reluctant to change the look or theme.  Our new Menu Positioning Feature gives you the chance at a new perspective, without losing any of your content, features or hard work.  In the “appearance and settings” area of your main drop down, take a look at your header area.  There are some stylish new features there guaranteed to add a little feng shui to your site.   One click away from “default” is the “top fixed header”. Choosing the “top fixed header” gives your site a sort of roof, a solid menu bar across the top of the page that spans the entire length of the site,  drawing you eye to the top of the page, where you have surely put some important information.  You are still only one click away from putting it all back where you found it. One more click away from “default” is my new favorite, “left fixed”.  Having read English most of my life, my eye naturally scans a site from left to right.  A left fixed header moves out of the way when not needed, and the header animation feature enhances the menu’s arrival on the page.  When first experimenting with these animation features, I found myself rolling my mouse across the menu just to watch it appear out of thin air.  The differences in the Header animation features (fade, slide, and bounce) are subtle, but do add some nice interest when your site first opens. [raw] [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half last] [/one_half] [clear] [/raw]   The third new Header layout Type is “right fixed”.  The look is completely fresh.  It feels like you have put your couch on a diagonal and don’t have to walk around it anymore to get...
  • November 10, 2012

    Video: Adding Image links

    You can link to your galleries, pages, and just about any url.  Check out the video below to see just how easy it is.
  • October 5, 2012

    Video: Admin Tour

    Are you wondering what is behind the curtain for an IFP3 site? Watch this quick introduction for an overview and starting point to get your feet wet. Remember this is just the tip of the iceberg.