Photo Folio News

We’ve reached an incredible milestone today! Nearly 8 years ago when we founded Photo Folio the industry was dominated by Templates. You locked into a design with a menu location, thumbnail type, transition… even colors and fonts. Heck, one company even charged to upload a logo for you ;). Seems like 20 years ago.

The problem with templates as we saw it, was that you couldn’t customize them, and that the cool new features you developed for the latest template were not available to the users of your older templates. Lame.

So we created one design that was completely customizable and infinitely updatable: Design X.

Today, we’re adding a new feature called Design Switcher that allows you to pick between 6 different designs we’ve created, create variations on those, or create and save your own designs. You can switch between designs with the push of a button.

To us, this is the logical evolution of the template. It’s just a button that engages some settings. It’s exciting for us to be the pioneers of this important idea in website design.

Here’s a video to help you get started:

You can see examples of all the pre-configured designs here:

http://design1.apfsite.com
http://design2.apfsite.com
http://design3.apfsite.com
http://design4.apfsite.com
http://design5.apfsite.com
http://design6.apfsite.com

Couple other minor changes we made:

NEW under ACCOUNT –> SITE DISPLAY: Enable Cookie Banner (EU Cookie Law). Turning this ON will place a banner on the bottom of your website with the following message: “We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more.” There is an x-out on the banner for people to remove it and it is only shown once to new visitors. This is compliant with new European Cookie Law.

NEW under ACCOUNT –> SOCIAL: Enable Pinterest Extension. Turning this ON allows pinning your images on Pinterest when a visitors browser has the pinterest extension. A Pin It button will appear on top of the image.