I am looking forward to this week’s class on using images and videos in our blogs. When I was searching for themes for my blog, I was drawn to several that included “Carousel” plug-ins for images. Carousel is the full-screen slide show presentation of images, so that if you place a gallery of images in a post, when someone is reading that post and clicks on the first image, the slide show opens in full screen and you can view all the images in show.
This is a great way to present a set of images and allow viewers on all devices to scroll through a set of images. You can organize the images in a particular order such as a time sequence or from large view to detailed. It is pretty easy to use if you either have a carousel plug-in on your theme, or you can add one of numerous carousel plug-ins to your theme (though I have not learned about adding our own plug ins yet!). When you create a new post and choose to “Add Media,” click on “Create Gallery” and then either select or upload photos that you want to include on the carousel for your post. You can click and drag photos around in the gallery to rearrange their order in the show.
Our blog here is already set up for Carousel, so you can see what happens with the gallery of photos that I have included in this post. Enjoy the ride!