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How do I create a customer Gallery

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A customer gallery is a great way to improve the interactivity of your website. Users will be able to submit images to your gallery and this will ultimately increase interactivity and repeat visits. In the long run, it will also go a long way towards boosting community among your website’s users.

When you are looking to create a seamlessly integrated customer gallery into your website, you will want to take a number of measures to ensure it is intuitive and easy to use for visitors to your site. Perhaps the biggest consideration of your customer gallery will be to include a call to action to encourage users to submit their images.

Once you’ve designed your call to action, you’ll need to provide a convenient way for users to upload their images. Creating a separate submission page will make your gallery more streamlined and user-friendly.

Breaking your gallery into thumbnails will make it easier to browse and encourage users to explore deeper into it than just the first page of images. A pagination system consisting of page numbers and next/previous buttons will make it easy for users to click through the gallery’s pages.

Finally, you may also want to include a method for searching the gallery as well as sorting it by category, date or other parameters that are appropriate for the gallery you are seeking to build.  The most important element of your website design is to ensure that the customer gallery fits in with your overall structure and look and feel to encourage more participation and maintain a consistent experience.

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