The latest addition to my arsenal of useful website features is the ability to put a video background into virtually any section of a page on your website. Or.... your entire page can have a video background
You can provide me with a video or I can purchase a video to use as a background on the Internet.
The cost to purchase a video on the Internet is typically around $60.
This box and the navigation buttons above are part of a glider panel. As you can see, glider panels are a very efficient use of screen real estate.
Website pages with more content tend to get better search engine ranking, glider panels help increase search engine ranking by packing more information onto a page without making site visitors scroll up and down the page endlessly.
- The software I use creates glider panels that are easily modified and updated. This will save you money in the long run since I can make changes quickly.
- They are fully responsive, so they will work equally well on a smart phone or a desktop computer screen. View this page on your smart phone and you'll see what I mean.
Image Rotators and Slide Shows
Display a series of images in a very space saving format by using image rotators and slide shows as shown below. They are fully responsive and can be customized in a variety of ways to meet your exact requirements.
Before & After Image Display
I recently purchased some pretty nifty software that allows "before" and "after" photos to be compared easily. Just grab the slider in the center with your mouse pointer and drag it to the left or right to see how it works.
The scrolling headline on the Home Page is an example of a headline scroller. Like virtually every other component part of a website the headline scroller is very customizable.
Show More ... Show Less
This nifty piece of software allows you to hide portions of large blocks of text and give your site visitors the option of reading further... or not.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln ~ November 19, 1863
A "Tool Tip" is another nifty piece of space saving software. Just click on the words "Tool Tip" to see how it works.
Pop Up Box
A "Pop Up Box" is basically a larger version of a Tool Tip that can have virtually any content.
"Peekaboo" is a nifty little widget from Project VII Software. It allows me to slide a text panel over an image instead of placing the text below the image, which is another way to maximize screen real estate. Slide your mouse over the image to see Peekaboo in action. You won't find a template that will do that!
American Flat Arches
American Flat was a huge gold and silver ore processing facility near Gold Hill, Nevada.
It was an amazing place to shoot photos since there were interesting features and tons of grafitti everywhere you turned.
Unfortunately, the Bureau of Land Management ... BLM ... decided it was a hazard so they spent millions of dollars tearing it down when they could have spent far less to preserve and secure what was clearly a historic site and a national treasure.
This photo was shot in the main building, which was the largest concrete stucture on Earth when it was built.
Image Effects Magic
"Image Effects Magic" is another amazing little widget from Project VII. Scroll your mouse over any image to see the effect. There are eleven more effects available.
Scroll to Element
The "Scroll to Element" widget allows site visitors to quickly scroll to the parts of the page they need to view. This widget is especially handy for site visitors using small devices like smart phones. Here is a different version of this page ... "Frequently Asked Questions" ... with examples of "Scroll to Element" in action.
The Quote Form on the Home page is an example of a responsive form. It is fully functional on devices ranging from smart phones to full size computer screens.
I employ special coding that makes the videos on my websites fully responsive. This is an example of a responsive video.
(If you need a video for your business, I highly recommend my website client Carl's Videomations. The video below is an example of Carl's work.)
Most retail businesses require a map to their location. I have the technology to make Google maps responsive which is critical to people trying to find you using their cell phones. The map below is an example of a responsive Google map. View this page on a smart phone and you'll see how the map resized to fit the smaller screen.
A jump menu allows for a large number of links in a small screen area. This list of a few of my responsive websites is a good example of a jump menu.
Drop Down Menus
A drop down menu is a fancier version of a jump menu. Drop down menus are primarily used as for the main navigation of complex websites with many pages.
The "Photo Gallery" button on on my grandfather's photography website... Louis Titus Photography... is a good example of a drop-down menu.