Viewing gallery problems

gallery problems



User: Susan S. one year ago
I have 2 galleries right now I'm testing on this test website. This first one is just the regular gallery. We like it but think that when you go into the slideshow mode the semi-transparent dark gray background is distracting because we can see the other images behind it.

So click here: http://test.starfishcreativegroup.com/paintings.html

And click any of the images and it will start the slideshow and you'll see it's semi-transparent. First question: is there any way to make that solid black?

So then I tried the responsive gallery and it does have a solid black background but it seems no matter what I do (reducing image size) that on that slideshow, images that are taller than they are wide, all have a gray band at the top. So if you scroll thru the slideshow you'll see that two have the gray band and one does not. Is there any way to get rid of that gray band? You can see it here:
http://test.starfishcreativegroup.com/paintings-2.html

I've tried the for purchase Everweb Widget site and bought those image galleries but they don't work either as they seem to have a limit of only 2 lines on the captions.

Any help at all would be great.

Susasn
User: EverWeb Support one year ago
Hi Susan,

I apologize for the delay.

When viewing each slide, there will always be the semi-transparent background, there's no way to change it.
Also, the gray band has to be there, as the top contains the slideshow controls.

It's a feature in the Image gallery slide show options, so the only other thing I can suggest is to look at third party widget options.

Let me know if any questions arise.

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User: Susan S. one year ago
I did that already with two 3rd party widgets but I can't get support from them and can't figure out the widgets there either. Thanks anyway.
User: Roddy one year ago
I have sent you one of the galleries from the EverWeb ThemeKit range. These new galleries go above and beyond anything that has been available to date!

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User: Dwight H. one year ago
Please fix this: the transparent background and the gray bars look unprofessional. We should be able to chose a background color/fill and the gray bars look horrible.
"When viewing each slide, there will always be the semi-transparent background, there's no way to change it.
Also, the gray band has to be there, as the top contains the slideshow controls."
User: Paul-RAGESW one year ago
Hi Dwight,

Thanks for the feedback! We can definitely add this option to EverWeb.

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User: Dwight H. one year ago
That would be very helpful. Sorry for the rant. Everweb is a great program but it would be nice if it was more artist/photography-friendly.
User: Michael B. 3 months ago
Has there been any progress on this? I have been annoyed with this behavior for years and would be willing to try a beta version or any ugly hack to make it stop.
User: Carlhammond H. 2 months ago
I've already done that with two third-party widgets, but I can't get support from them or figure out how to use the widgets there. Thank you anyhow. https://billing.ragesw.com/color by number
User: Susan S. one month ago
I work with many artists, and they all like the thumbnail gallery, that when you click on the thumb, you get a larger version with information about the piece of art... price, size, medium, a link to purchase, and so forth. I can't do that with the Everweb gallery; I can't seem to put links in it. Also, a lot of my clients (artists) have told me that that scrolling sort of gallery is so dated. That may have to do with the background being that transparent black, which does not go with the majority of websites I make because most of them are white and minimalistic. And again, I need more space than Everweb galleries currently offer for information and purchase links.

So I end up using thumbnails that I have to link to a page for each individual piece. A lot of work, but they all feel it looks better.

Susan


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