Slideshow for Mobile

Last Updated: May 14, 2014 04:47PM EDT
ProductCart 5 includes a Home Page Slideshow that can be managed via your Control Panel. The slideshow is responsive, meaning that it will automatically resize as its containing element resizes.  This allows you to use the same exact slideshow on both your Standard Home Page and your Mobile Home Page if you choose.  However, we recommend customizing your Mobile Slideshow, for optimum display and results.

Option 1: Using the Standard Slideshow on Your Mobile Site

To manage your Home Page Slideshow, go to the Settings menu, choose Images and Navigation, and then Upload Slideshow Images.

Click on the "Mobile" tab. At the very top of the page you'll see a checkbox to "Use Desktop Settings" which will allow you to share same slides and settings between your Mobile and Standard Desktop sites.

To learn more about configuring and managing the Standard Slideshow, go here.

Option 2: Managing a Separate Mobile Slideshow

If you'd prefer to manage a separate slideshow for your mobile visitors which is optimized for display on smaller screens (recommended), make sure "Use Desktop Settings" is un-checked.

Manage Mobile Slide Settings

Slide Dimensions - The dimensions you set here will set the upper size limit for your slide images as well as the aspect ratio.  However, since the slideshow is responsive, the slides will resize depending on the screen resolution of the device accessing your site.  We recommend an upper width of 640 pixels.

Transition Effect - You can choose from over a dozen transition effects, or animations between slides. The most popular choices are Fade, Fold and Random, however you can experiment to find the effect that suits your store the best.

Pause Time - This is the amount of time the slideshow will "pause" on an individual slide. If you have added text to your images you will want to make sure this time is large enough for your visit to read completely.  Note: 5000 ms translates to 5 seconds.

Animation Speed - This number refers to the time taken between the slides for your transitions.

For information on uploading images and managing your slides, please refer to the article on Managing Your Home Page Slideshow, since the instructions are the same.
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