Design & Development

Tutorial: Create Multiple Product Views with SimpleViewer

Ecommerce merchants frequently want to display multiple photo views of their products. Many services are available that allow merchants to do this, but often at a price.

In this tutorial, I will walk you through setting up and customizing SimpleViewer, a free alternative for creating additional product image views.

Free and Paid Versions of SimpleViewer

To begin, I will take you to the SimpleViewer home page and show you where you can download this free software. I will also discuss some of the differences between the free version of SimpleViewer and the premium version, SimpleViewer Pro.

After taking a brief look at SimpleViewer and viewing a sample of its capabilities, I will take you into the files provided in the SimpleViewer download. I will discuss the varying file types and which files you need to be aware of to set up your own SimpleViewer.

Use Dreamweaver to Customize SimpleViewer

Next, I will take you into Dreamweaver, where I will show you how you can set up SimpleViewer to display your own images and image thumbnails. I will also show you how to customize the color, size and positioning of SimpleViewer, as well as how you can enable and disable certain features.

By the end of this tutorial, you should have a better understanding of how SimpleViewer can be used to better display product images, as well as how you can manipulate SimpleViewer to best suit your needs.

Drew Coffin
Drew Coffin
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