Click the Image Manager, Add a portfolio, Highlight the portfolio,
Upload some images. Publish those images. Boom! You have a website
in a matter of minutes! View it by clicking the View Website link in
the top menu system.
The images have not been published (made visible). Images are not
immediately viewable on your website for several reasons. First, you
may want to re-sequence the images before showing them by using
VisualServer's drag-and-drop. Second, you may want to add a title,
price or other information to your images before making them live. Double click each
image, and check the publish checkbox when you are ready for the
world to see them.
When you're ready to go, we'll help you transfer your registered
domain (eg. yourname.com) to your VisualServer website. Just email
Categories are a way to group your portfolios. Say you have Fine-Art
and Commercial work. Create separate categories for both, off the
root level (shown as the globe) of your website tree. Then create
portfolios under each of those Categories. You may also include any
number of subcategories (eg. under Fine-Art you could have separate
subcategories: Spain, Europe, and any others). However usability studies have
shown that you don't want the viewer to have to drill down too many
times to get to your image portfolios.
VisualServer randomly pulls the Home
Page image from the first image of each of your portfolios. Refresh
your Home Page to see this in action. Our powerful drag-and-drop
system lets you easily resequence your images within each portfolio.
You may also drag-and-drop images from portfolio to portfolio or
even change the sequence of the portfolios within the tree using the same method.
Currently we have the most common photographic formats and processes
in their respective drop-down boxes. However, your process may be
unusual. Simply choose "Other Format" or "Other Process" from the
drop down list and enter your process as a "Portfolio Default" or as
"Unique to this Image." If there are a number of requests for the same
format or process, we'll add it to the drop-down box list on a
future release. Keep in mind that all of these attributes are
Think of image text attributes as the information used for a image wall label, such as title, process, size, and price. You may show some or all of this information next to your images on your
website. See the Label Maker in the Website
Designer for the current list of attributes. Other attributes such as Format,
Location, and Keywords are for future use.
Think of this as a wall label. The convention is to always have the width
and height be written in the same order. The defaults are set
for each portfolio and are there to help you save time. Choose the
default that makes sense for the majority of your work. Override any defaults for pieces that are different.
We are constantly working to improve VisualServer. All updates to
the basic VisualServer engine are free and many new features are
being planned. Other features may be added as pay options. Send us your requests for any new features.