The stack page is one of the most popular page types we offer and it’s easy to see why. The stack page allows you to create beautiful, long-scrolling pages that are perfect for any page, site or genre. However, with so many combinations available, as literally any page can be added to a stack, it can be hard to know where to start. So here are a few things to consider when you’re building your next stack page.
Any page can be added to a stack page however, some pages just work when used within a stack. Some of these include:
The banner links page allows you to display a full-width slideshow of either multiple images or a single image with optional text and button (giving you the option to link to another page or part of your stack page). This page can add real wow-factor to your stack and be a great opening to the rest of your content.
The blurb page is a really versatile page type being used for everything from client areas to about pages. Client areas do run the risk of looking a little bit boring or perhaps plain compared to the rest of your site. A blurb page gives you the opportunity to add a bit of personality to your client area and make the experience for existing and past clients just as beautiful and thoughtful as those experiencing your site for the first time.
Equally, as an about page, the blurb page allows you to use a full-width image while displaying your about text over the top either in a semi-transparent or transparent box. Again, giving you the opportunity to make your page look that little bit more special.
Finally, a blurb page can also be used to display a testimonial. One beautiful way of doing this is by using multiple blurb pages “stacked on top of each other” to create a list of testimonials with accompanying beautiful imagery.
The Mosaic Gallery
The mosaic gallery is our most popular gallery type, displaying lots of images at the same time in a mosaic format. If you want to include a portfolio within your stack page this is a great way of doing so as it ensures that visitors won’t just scroll past not realising that there are more images to see.
If you’re worried that a mosaic page will make your images too small to be fully appreciated by visitors, don’t be. You can easily set your images to display larger and in the foreground of the screen when a visitor clicks, giving you the best of both worlds.
Deciding on the order of your pages within your stack takes a little bit of trial and error. Our best piece of advice is to imagine your page like a story being told to your visitor. Start with your opening (for example a banner links page), follow up with a bit of background (e.g. an about section), followed by the main body of your page (i.e. your portfolio) and finally finish with a definitive end (or even better a call-to-action).
There are many effects that you can choose to use within a stack page and all add a different dimension to the page overall- from fade-ins to sliding in from the side.
When considering which effects to use consider your genre or niche as well as your target visitor. For example, if you are a kids portrait photographer, you might want to use certain effects to make your page appear fun and animated, whereas if you are a wedding photographer you might prefer to stick with more traditional effects for a timeless and classical feel.