• Hot on the heels of the popularity of our last round of site designs (Waipio, Kailua, and Odyssey), we are happy to announce 3 more new designs of a similar nature. Making use of the new background slideshow feature, the new designs continue in the minimalist approach that has been so well received.  These designs are especially appropriate for displaying high quality, beautiful photos. We hope that you enjoy them and that they will help you in creating a powerful online presence. Illuminate   With a striking and wide open design, Illuminate provides a canvas for you to highlight your best work. This is a great theme to utilize for significant header text, as it allows the messaging to be a strong focal point of the page.  Seamless animations reveal page and gallery transitions.  Will Illuminate power up your work? Go to Appearance  > Choose A Website Design to give it a try.  view example site  Moda Coupling a modern right-aligned sliding menu with a minimalist layout that presents each image individually, Moda lets your work showcase itself. With a clean and elegant feel, use Moda to balance your perfect shot with a perfect presentation on both desktop as well as tablet. Elegant transitions between pages and galleries further enhance the visitor experience.  view example site Element   Element uses a simple structure  to reflect the essential parts and principles of your work. Framed between earth and sky, your images are the center of attention. The design comes preset with a powerful typographic layout that gives you a platform to share your most important message. view example site With the new year approaching you may be looking to start up the site you’ve always dreamed of having, or you may be wishing to update your current Redframe site. Either way these new designs...
  • October 16, 2013

    Video – Using the Menu Editor

    In this video on using the Redframe Menu Editor, we cover organize your menu to help your clients find your work and information. Watch the video to find out how.
  • 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.
  • January 28, 2013

    Add Texture to Your Site Background

    We are happy to introduce our Background Overlay feature!  This feature allows for an even  more  customized look and feel to your website.  Using it gives your site a quick and easy facelift.  Using layers, inversion, and an overlay blending mode, the background overlay tool  can result in a simple but striking effect. To access this feature, go to the Manage Appearance area of your admin (control panel) > Click the Backgrounds tab >then choose the Manage Background Pattern Overlay option. Hundreds of preset textures are supplied (including brains and intestines for some reason), so choose one you like and start playing with it. Adjust the size and opacity of the texture pattern or even invert it to alter the effect. Experiment with it until you find something that strikes your fancy. Try it over a fullscreen background image or a solid background color. There are limitless possibilities that can be created so it’s best to play with the tools and see what you can come up with. You can use the tool to create an intricate repeating pattern or over a full screen background image to mute it a little. What else could this feature be used for?  Here are a couple other benefits that may be of use to you: Enhance texture / Increase local contrast. Creates a special muted half-tone look. Have fun and enjoy exploring this new feature!