Slde Show or Slider? That was the question and a slide show on the front page of the website just didn't have the wow factor.
The container it sat in was always too large resulting in wasted space above and below and tweaking the CSS did not resolve the problem.
Weebly offer a slider with their Pro account and give you the tools to put one on you site but what they don't tell you is free users can have one as well, you just do not get the tools to do it so have to figure out the HTML and CSS yourself.
Well the good news for me is I figured it out and have changed my slide show to a 1020 x 400px full page width slider. What a difference it makes the wasted space above and below is gone resulting in a much cleaner look with the website logo and the slider filling the screen.
It is not all good news though, the slide show allowed you to link every photograph to another page on the website my buy now page for example. The slider does not appear to have that option available or maybe you know a way of doing this?
For now I am happy and have learn't a bit more about CSS and HTML which not so long ago was like an alien language but is now starting to make some sense, it is lucky that I always think "if there is a will there is always a way" to do these these things.
Providing a sitemap to Google has been another big tick in the box so they can better index My website. This was another feature that is not plainly obvious in Weebly, reading on Google Webmaster Tools about how I should provide one but having no idea how to do this it sat on the backburner not forgotten but in the pile labelled "How the He... do I do this".
Luckily whilst researching the slider I happened to find a page telling me that every Weebly site has a sitemap and you just have to know the magic words to get it. If you want to know those words you had better send me a message.
If you read this and visits My website, please let me know by way of a comment to this post how long the front page takes to load, with my slow connection it is hard to judge the speed.
A travelling photographer from the South of England who is on a journey of discovery around Europe in his sailboat Trelawney.