Classic Websites Platform: Portfolio

A place for your best galleries
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Enable the Portfolio page on your website to showcase your best work in a traditional portfolio website style. This page, designed to present up to 10 galleries of images in an elegant, minimal fashion, may serve as the homepage of your website or as a supplementary menu that visitors may access from your site's main navigation. PhotoShelter's portfolio approach does not use Flash, and each image has a distinct URL so it may be easily copied and pasted by your visitors. To access these Portfolio settings, go to your navigation bar and click Website > Archive Page Settings > Portfolio.


Page Options

The Portfolio page configuration options include:

Transition type
You may choose between the "slide" (default) and "crossfade" styles of moving between one image and the next.
Show next/previous arrows
Opt to persistently display navigational arrows or show the next/previous arrows on hover only. Irrespective of this choice, the arrow keys on the keyboard will always work to advance or go back to the adjacent image in the gallery.
Show caption
If enabled, a "Show Caption" link will appear on your Portfolio page below any image that has a caption. Site visitors may hover over this link to view the caption laid over your image in a transparent field.
Show "more info" link
This option adds a "More Info" link below your image, which visitors may click to be taken to the Gallery Image Display page, where they may purchase, download, or act further upon that image.
Watermark images
You may opt to hide the watermark on the images on your portfolio images only. This will not affect watermarking behavior on any other images on your site.
Show image counter
This option allows you to display the index (i.e. image 1 of 20) below your images in your portfolio so your visitors know the size of the gallery they're viewing.
Show image title
Choose to display the IPTC Headline below your images. If no headline is present, the IPTC Title will display; if title is blank, the filename will display.
2-up adjacent vertical images
By checking this box, any two vertical images with an aspect ratio of 2:3 or narrower that appear next to one another will be displayed within the same frame, with individual "More Info" and "Show Caption" links if enabled.

Below is an example of a page with all three options enabled:


Portfolio Gallery Selection

You may select up to 10 galleries to appear in your Portfolio menu. Your site visitors may jump to any gallery within your Portfolio by hovering over the "Portfolio" item in your site navigation and clicking on the gallery name from the sleek, animated drop-down menu. (As with all pages, make sure this page is included in your site's navigation!)

You may add or remove any public gallery to your Portfolio menu by using the Add/Edit button you see on your Portfolio configuration page.

Type the name of a gallery into the field on the left, or click browse to go hunting for it. Note that public galleries only (including those whose visibility is set to Everyone but is under Unlisted on Website) will appear as options.

Click Add to Portfolio button to add this gallery to your portfolio. You may add up to 10 galleries, which you may then re-sequence (by dragging and dropping) if you so choose. Gallery #1 will appear at the top of the drop-down Portfolio menu, #2 will appear second in the list, etc.

Note: Remember to click "Save Changes" to commit your choices.


Meta Data Options

Page Title
Common SEO intelligence indicates that properly keyworded page titles are one of the most heavily weighted components in determining a site's search-engine placement. Carefully choosing keywords for this page can be a huge SEO win.
The title of a page is also how the page will be named in your visitors' browser bookmarks, site history, etc., so it's important to make sure this accurately represents the page's content.
Meta Description
In visiting a page, search-engine crawlers routinely check for a brief, high-level description of a page in its "meta" element. We generate a very basic description for your portfolio landing page, but to optimize your search-engine presence for your top keywords, you can define exactly what you want it to say (up to 200 characters).
Furthermore, this is the preview description that appears in Google and other-search engine results, so it could be a visitor's first experience with your site - don't leave this to chance!

For more on SEO, check out our SEO Grader and our in-depth guide, SEO for Photographers Bootcamp & Guide.

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