slide show might be just what you're looking for. Slide shows
can be an effective method of presenting several different images
without having to use text to explain them. Slide shows can be
created using several different software programs. I prefer using
animated .gif files
for simple image display, a web photo album for displaying photos
and a flash movie more complicated displays.
In most cases I don't recommend using
slide shows, photo albums or flash movies on business websites.
Although, using a slide show on a "brochure" business
site makes good sense. What's a brochure site, you say? A business
website that's sole purpose is to show off the products or workmanship
of a business. Painter's (both house and portrait), home re-modelers,
landscapers, seamstresses, etc. need brochure sites. I used the
slide show below on the home page of a pizzeria website.
Slide shows are an excellent way
for them to rotate several images in a minimum amount of space.
Picture several beautiful lawns changing slowly on the home page
of a local landscaper. Do you think it will help convince visitors
to give him a call to discuss what he can do for them? You know
Slide shows are perfect for clubs
and other certain other organizations. The two samples below are
used on a motorcycle club website. Using the slide show gives
the visitor a "feel" for the club members and their
The slide above show appears on the
home page of a motorcycle club website. Because several of the
photos are different sizes, an opaque background is used to blend
into the page. Since this is an animated .gif
file, no browser plug-ins are required to view
it and the file downloads very quickly. Click
here to view the actual website.
This slide show is used on the same
motorcycle club's newsletter index page. It could be used as a
button and have a hyperlink added, but they aren't using it that