How to Make Slideshow Smaller in Squarespace
Squarespace provides many blocks to help you showcase images and videos, including a slideshow or carousel gallery block.
Squarespace recommends creating images no wider than 1500 pixels and keeping file sizes below 500 KB to ensure sharp, crisp results when resized for different screens.
Use a Spacer Content Block
Squarespace provides many different options for how images and videos are displayed on websites, with one key feature being its ability to stretch images to fit within containers of different sizes. While this feature can be helpful, it can cause images to look blurry or pixelated if not checked for proper sizes prior to using them on websites. To prevent this problem from arising it’s essential that images are the appropriate dimensions before being added onto your site.
Use a Spacer Content Block for this. It’s an easy, versatile block that lets you add empty space on any page or story with its versatile settings, including setting how tall the spacer should be in pixels – its default is 20 pixels but you can change this as necessary.
Spacer blocks offer another handy feature – being able to move content blocks around. This can be particularly helpful when writing text that would benefit from being divided between multiple boxes instead of in one long paragraph. Simply add one where needed and move it accordingly until another text box sits adjacently next to it.
Spacer blocks can also be an effective way to create separation between items on your page or story, such as separating your navigation menu from main content. This makes your page easier for visitors and makes it look cleaner overall.
If you’re building a Gallery Reel on Squarespace, you may encounter issues with its height on mobile devices due to Squarespace automatically resizing pages for mobile viewing, making your Gallery Reel too tall on mobile devices. In this video we’ll demonstrate how you can make it smaller on mobile using Spacer Content Blocks to make a simple adjustment and reduce mobile device height issues for this Gallery Reel.
Use a Full-Width Gallery
If you’re building a slideshow in Squarespace, there are various options for making it smaller. A gallery block or full-width can help create an elegant presentation and keep visitors engaged with what they see on your site – enhancing visitor engagement as a result.
Setting up a gallery in Squarespace depends on the images you use. If your gallery contains portraits of people, for instance, it’s wiser to save it as a png file than jpeg; this will prevent blurriness if resized for various devices. Likewise, text-rich images should also be saved as png files in order to maintain crisp text when resized for mobile users.
Squarespace allows you to upload up to 20 MB worth of images at one time, so it is wise to ensure they load quickly for visitors by optimizing the gallery settings in your template.
To resize a gallery on Squarespace, first log into your account and navigate to the page with the gallery you wish to resize before selecting “Page Settings” > “Gallery.”
Your gallery comes equipped with many configurable options, from thumbnail sizes and grid padding, to image click options and clickthrough URLs, giving your visitors easy access to other pages on your website or internal content like client projects, products or blog posts.
Use a Full-Width Slideshow
Create an eye-catching homepage experience by including a full-width slideshow or image at the top. It can draw users’ attention towards specific elements or pages you wish them to focus on.
One of the key considerations when deciding whether or not to use full-width images is their size: images should no wider than 1500 pixels to avoid looking pixelated when stretched across your slideshow or gallery.
One important consideration when placing an image is its height. Too tall an image will take up too much room on the page and could make its overall design seem chaotic and disorganized.
Keep in mind that Squarespace automatically resizes images on your website based on the screen size of each visitor’s device, so when creating your slideshow or gallery it is crucial to choose an optimal size that will look good no matter what device they are using. To achieve this result it is wise to create slideshows or galleries in sizes which work for most people ensuring that images look fantastic regardless of which screen size visitors may be using.
In this video, we will show you how to quickly and easily shrink down any Gallery Reels you may have on your website using the method above. This is particularly helpful if your Gallery Reel needs to display correctly on mobile devices.
Use Custom CSS
If you’re using a large Gallery Reel on your website or the new Slideshow Reel feature in Squarespace 7.1, it can be tricky to make everything fit properly. Both blocks force images close together which may look cramped or confusing. Luckily there’s an easy way out using CSS which will give your photos more breathing room and allow their true beauty to shine through.
Squarespace handles much of the work for you in terms of optimizing image sizes by device, so exact dimensions don’t need to be known; however, there are a few guidelines you should keep in mind to ensure that images look their best across devices.
First and foremost, always opt for high resolution images of at least 2000 pixels wide – this will enable your images to be printed while still looking sharp on screens or mobile phones. Furthermore, RGB file format should always be preferred; digital devices and screens use RGB while printing requires CMYK format.
Another key consideration when creating images is aspect ratio. This ratio between height and width affects how your images will appear on various devices – narrow width images may work great on mobile phones but could look distorted on desktop monitors, vice versa.
Es is best to avoid enlarging an image, as doing so may cause it to become blurry or pixelated. If a large image must be used, consider adding a spacer content block between two smaller images and adjust its size in relation to your larger one.
Make sure that your site features a favicon for visitors’ browser tabs by using the Style Editor and saving as either a.jpg or.png file. Each template treats logos differently; please consult its guide before uploading a new favicon.