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Website Package Updates: February 2018

Helping trades build a professional and profitable business in 2018

As part of our commitment to our customers, we’re constantly looking to improve the Expert Trades Website Package. In January’s updates, we introduced a new homepage style, as well as a new navigation menu style, to give the websites we’ve built a more modern, clean look. We also made it easier for visitors to your website to look through all the services you offer on the Services page, as well as update the look of the homepage contact form.

In this round of updates, the focus was on improving how images of your work are displayed on the website. Coming into effect on Monday, March 5th, we’re very excited about how these updates will transform the look of your website’s Gallery page and Homepage gallery section. You do some great work and we want you to help show off that work in a way that will truly impress prospective customers. So without further ado, let’s see what’s changing in March 2018’s updates.

New Look Gallery: Masonry style

You asked, we listened! One of the aspects of the Website Package we receive the most feedback for is the Gallery and how images of work are displayed. While the old-style gallery looked uniform and neat when images were all landscape or all portrait, the overall effect was somewhat lost when both landscape and portrait images were used. As a solution to this issue, we’ve introduced a masonry style gallery, meaning that the gallery will automatically adapt to dimensions of the images uploaded to produce a clean, beautiful looking gallery. We’ve also expanded the width of the gallery from 3 rows to 4 so that the gallery itself stands out on the page more distinctly. We’ve also added in some white space to give each image it’s own, individual space. To have a look at what all of the above means in practice, please see the video below:

Improved Gallery Section on the Homepage: Slider

We wanted to make the homepage more dynamic, so that when potential customers first visit your sit and are scrolling down the page, they’re immediately impressed by your company and the work you do. The new Gallery Slider on the homepage helps make your images stand out. It’s also highly interactive, so that customers can scroll through a selection of your best pictures with ease. Have a look at it in action below:

Want to find out more? Contact us

If you have any questions about any of the above features or would like to learn more about the Website Package, please get in touch with us today! You can give Matthew a call on 0121 515 5984 or send an email to matthewf@experttrades.com and he will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.