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    Default Supersite and graphic options

    I'm building a very graphic oriented site, ie one that has loads of photograph images of ladies fashions.
    I am using the supersite template to build a continuous scrolling window and as thbis will load everything at once I'm wondering what to about images.

    Most of them will have a pop up enlarged copy that need to be good quality.
    So for instance the usual size is around the 450 pixel size with the pop-up going to 880.
    If I Optimise the pictures on the page I presume it will do it to the 450 size and the pop-up will suffer quality as a result.

    So should I just make the original pictures by using the 880 to start with then don't optimise them?
    Perhaps to make it quicker to load, I could perhaps just put a link to each individual picture which means they won't do an auto-load on accessing the website.

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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    The optimizing command reduces the pictures that are in your .web file and not those on your website. Optimizing those pictures is done upon export, so make sure that in the Utilities/Web Properties/Website dialog the "Retina (hi-def) images" is ticked if you want your pictures to look good on hi-def devices.

    If you want high-quality images to show on your website, also make sure that in the Utilities/Options/View dialog the "Import at dpi specified in the image file" radio button is ticked (or otherwise the "Resize large imported photos to xxx pixels" radio button with the appropriate pixel value).

    However, as you mention that you use 'loads of photographs,' this may slow down your computer (hence the "Optimize all images" command). You also mention that you're using a supersite template (which means one large page) so with 'loads of photographs' all these images need to be loaded before the browser will show the page. This may negatively affect user experience when visiting your site. So, it depends how many is 'loads of photographs'.

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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    My experience in the past with super sites that have a lot of content is it takes a long time to load and unless this has been fixed, by the time all the content has loaded your visitor has moved on. I would go with a traditional site.
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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    Ditto
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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    Out of interest, I don't have a "view" tab on the options menu....?
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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    View is in Designer Pro X. There are considerably more tabs.
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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    Just so you know the extent of the site I'm hopeful of doing on a Supersite, (and the reason why it probably isn't a good idea now that I know) the site I already have for my 1st attempt is my wife's shop site at
    www.thebridesmother.co.uk

    What I was hoping to do was to emulate the scrolling effect of the WordPress sites I have seen. It just seems easier to me to do it this way.
    I am now minimizing the sizes of the pictures as far as possible so the site should open quicker, BUT, I have a few smallish video clips on the Condici & Ispirato pages.
    The Condici ones are embedded via the Youtube Share facility, and the Ispirato ones are what I downloaded and inserted from my own computer. I have since reduced the file sizes with Free Video Compressor.

    Just a thought, as it's the ongoing scrolling effect I would like instead of clicking to access each page, is there any way I could invoke a next page appearance when the page being looked at is scrolled to the bottom. Sort of a continuous scrolling effect but separate pages nonetheless.

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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    You have some problems with your nav bar. The mouseovers are different from the mouseoff. If you need help with this let us know.

    And I think the font you have used for Norma & June Fashions is not as elegant as the designs themselves.

    You can achieve the effect of the continuous scrolling by using a button at the bottom of the page that links to the next page.
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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    It might be fun for someone to integrate https://infinite-scroll.com/ into Xara.

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    Default Re: Supersite and graphic options

    Very nice site Lynn. In the Ispirato page the videos require Flash. I wouldn't recommend this. Flash is dead.
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