Image Slider 2.0: Responsive Sliders, Video Rotations, Interaction Statistics, and More…
The decision to make your Magento site more appealing and attractive for customers will sooner or later lead you to the solution to try sliders on its pages.
Still, sliders are able to solve diverse tasks except simple product presentations, e.g. detailed product usage showings, deep explorations of the products’ value, advanced brand awareness building, etc.
Of course, you will need video slides in those cases, which is exactly one of the main features of Image Slider 2.0. So, let us introduce the latest update of this extension and explain how it can enrich and expand the functionality of your Magento store.
Since the 2.0 version, the Image Slider extension becomes responsive. Slider boxes and slides, accordingly, now possess the ability to resize following the current size of parent elements.
As you have possibly guessed, the slider is responsive, if the store has a responsive theme installed.
This behavior is optional and can be specified while creating a new or editing existing slider at CMS -> Manage Image and Video Sliders -> Representation Section -> Representation field.
Responsive Slider Setup
Videos in Sliders
The updated version of the Image Slider module allows you to insert videos into your sliders, which enhance promotional and marketing abilities of slider boxes significantly. Using this feature you can provide customers with more valuable and comprehensive information regarding your products or brands.
Now, you can add video to newly created or existing slides easily from the Slider Information section in the backend. For the purpose you should just choose the Video option in the Content Type field of the Add Image or Video popup and add your video content to the slider.
You can embed a video code (via iframe) from the next video-sharing services:
- Yahoo! Screen;
The provided configuration options allow you to determine the slide displaying period and its sort order within the current slider box.
Additional Animation Effects
The Image Slider extension contains multiple animation effects applied for slide changes. Nonetheless, we constantly provide new attractive solutions and the last update is not an exception. This time we added the slide and blink effect and now the entire list looks just like that: