CHOOSE: (Dashboard) > Design > Headlines
The "headlines" are the key images at the top of the homepage ('key visuals' or 'hero images'). The headline images can be shown as a "carousel" (so as a slider with several headline images in a carousel), or as 1 still image (in case just one big headline image is used). The headlines are highly effective in giving your website a quite unique, recognizable appearance. Also, it gives you the possibilities to attrack the visitor's attention to e.g. special offers, and you can link a headline image to a specific webshoppage (for example a special offer product page, or a category you want to highlight.
With theme "Berlin" you can choose how to use these headlines: as 1 big 'key visual', static; as a slideshow with several headlines in a carousel, or as a combination of several images within a slideshow and 2 smaller "headline banners" on the right.
Pixel dimension full-width "headlines" (homepage): 1160 pixels (width). Height: when not using headline banners (so in case of full width headlines) the headline image height is free to choose. We advise somewhere between 350 and 700 pixels (at width of 1160px).
When headline banners are being used, the main headline image should measure at least 777 x 442 pixels.
Pixel dimension right side "headline banners" (homepage): 375 pixels (width). Height: 216 pixels.
For best results, upload only images that are this pixel size (width) or bigger (bigger pixel sizes will be scaled back automatically).
See 03b. HOME PAGE: Headlines (slider)
The first main setting is the choice whether you want to use the 2 "headline bannes", or whether you want the headline image(s) to be full-width. This choice determines where the uploaded images will be placed, and in which size.
If you choose to use full-width headlines
- make sure the setting for "Show Headline Banners" is de-activated
- now, all uploaded headline images will be displayed as full-width (make sure to upload images of at least 1160 pixels width). If you upload just 1 image, then the result will be 1 full-width headline, no slideshow. If you upload in this configuration more images, these will automatically be displayed in a full-width slideshow.
If you choose to use the "headline banners" (right hand side)
In "Berlin" the first 2 images that are uploaded as headline, will be used for the 2 smaller "headline banners" on the right side of main headline (key visual). The next headline images are being used for the key visual, in a carousel or as a static key visual, depending on how many images you upload. If you only upload 3 headline images, then he result will be 1 main key headline on the left hand side, and 2 smaller headline banners on the right. If you wish to make use of a slideshow, make sure to upload 4 or more headline images; from the 3rd image on they will be shown as a carousel of images.
Headline settings and headline texts ("captions")
The whole headline section (with headline slideshow and headline banners) can be de-activeted through the preset in the back office under section "03b. HOME PAGE: Headlines (slider)". All headlines and headline banners will not be visible anymore then. See settings below.
Note on "controller buttons" for headlines and dots to show number of slides:
if you want to use the slider, you can show the controller buttons and the dots to show the amount of slides there are; use the settings "Show dots for slides" (see 03b. HOME PAGE: Headlines (slider)) to activate these buttons and dots.
Link headlines to pages
The "headlines" can be linked to a specific page, e.g. a category page (product overview), a brand page, or a certain product page. But you can also link them to a custom web address (url).