• September 15, 2015

    Display Proofing Sets From Your Website

    Are you one of the many photographers using the new Online Proofing feature to display and sell more images to your clients? (If not, it’s time to try it out?). Do you wish there was an easy way to provide access to your Proofing Sets by displaying them on your website? Do you wish that could all happen automatically ? Well then I’m happy to inform you that dreams do come true. With the introduction of the Proofing Set widget, creating an always up to date Client Access page just got easier. Simply create a new page, add any explanatory text that you would like, and then add the Proofing Set Widget from the “Page Widgets” area. The widget will allow you to display your Proofing sets in a variety of layouts. You also have the ability to exclude certain Proofing Sets from appearing in the widget (and on your website) with a control in your Proofing settings. Proofing Set Instructions from Redframe Help Desk   Display your Proofing Sets on your Website to : Automatically Keep your website up to date with your new work, or new clients. Create an way for your clients to find their images. Make it simple for prospective clients to see samples of  your work and what they can expect Keep your Menu System clear and easy to navigate. Display your Proofing Sets as a portfolio on your Home Page Once you have added the Proofing set widget to your page, your latest Proofing Sets will automatically appear on your website, displayed with a  thumbnail of the Hero Image of each Set. It’s as simple as that. No need to go back and edit your website to add you latest work – it just shows up, keeping your site relevant and up to date. If the Proofing Set...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • In this video on using your Redframe store, we cover how to create coupons and promotional offers. Using this tool is a great way to thank your clients and spur sales of your products. Watch the video to find out how.
  • Are you looking for a way to both increase your sales and provide your customers with great value? Creating packages of images and products allows you to do just that. Watch the video to find out how easy it is to do.
  • 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.
  • December 30, 2012

    The importance of your text pages in SEO

    This article was originally published in our ifp3 Forum Website pages are one of the most important elements of our websites when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and they should never be overlooked. Meta data, especially meta keywords and meta description (code behind the scenes of our websites) seem to get a lot of attention, but the content of our pages, is equally, if not more important in the world of SEO. Search engines such as Google seem to especially like two things; relevant content and inbound links. Relevant content means that our page text, content of our website, and meta data matches what a potential customer is searching for. Inbound links are links on other websites that lead to our website. The number of inbound links can signify popularity or relevance of our site. RedFrame can’t help with inbound links, but rest assured, RedFrame provides us with all the SEO tools we need to be successful. Before we get into the details, let me use a portion of a previous post of mine in the topic “What online marketing has worked for you?” to put SEO and search engine rankings in perspective: Please note that the numbers below were arrived at in 2011 and are probably much higher now “Let’s start at the top with an example of how hard it is to break into a mid sized market. Use Google and do a search for “Denver Wedding Photographers.” At the time of this post there were 505,000 results. That is over a HALF MILLION!!! (At the same time Google says there are 598,000 residents of Denver, maybe everyone in Denver is a photographer? Not!) A lot of people new to owning a website and entering the online marketplace expect that by having a new website they will...
  • This is part 2 in a series about customizing your Redframe galleries. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 Have you decided that you are ready to change the way your gallery looks and acts but aren’t sure how to start? Let’s start into it here with the presentation options. These are the settings that will change the way your gallery looks. Let’s start with the first two options which are Image On Page or Pop Up Image. [raw] [one_half] Using image on page will result in a layout where the thumbnails are on the page beside the featured image. The main image can be on the right side or left side using a setting we will cover below. [/one_half] [one_half last] Choosing Pop Up image will result in a gallery where the main image will appear above the thumbnails once it is chosen to be viewed. [/one_half] [clear] [/raw]  Image On Page Using the ‘image on page’ option will provide the following options: Thumbnail Position: The thumbnail position is pretty straight forward. You can either have the thumbnails appear on the left or right of your featured image. Image Size: Once again the option is as straight forward as it sounds. The options are fractions of the page width.The larger the fraction the larger your image will be in relation to the space your thumbnails take up.  The next two obvious options are the ability to control the size of the thumbnails and whether the will be on the right or the left of the featured image. The size of the thumbnail will effect how many will be displayed on your site. The larger the thumbnail, the less there will be on screen. The number of thumbnails on the screen will also be affected by what resolution your client is viewing your site at. Redframe...
  • With this trick you can work on your pages without your customers noticing.
  • 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.