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All of our designs have the exact same features and options so it can be difficult to spot what makes them different from each other. Here’s a simple guide to the differences.

Design 2 – Manhattan
This design has hidden menu and thumbs drawers on the left and right side of the screen. When you mouse over them they pop out. In a nutshell this design is about giving the most real estate possible to the images.

Design 3 – Brooklyn Bridge
This design has a fixed and open menu on the left making it super simple for people to navigate between the galleries and pages. The thumbs show up in a massive grid that overlays the image making it quick and easy to scan the contents of your website. In a nutshell this design is about ease of use.

Design 4 – TriBeCa
This design has a menu that is hidden on top and thumbs that are hidden on the bottom, both of which are revealed when you mouse over them. Instead of drawers opening the entire image shifts up or down to reveal the menu or thumbs. In a nutshell this design is about slick presentation and is one of the few designs that works extremely well with panoramics and wide images.

Design 5 – Chelsea
This design is very similar to Design 3 with two important differences. 1.) You can set an upper limit for the image size. All our sites have dynamically resizing images but in this design you can cap the growth at a certain point. This allows you to load smaller images for faster load times and to ensure that you know how your images will look on all screen sizes. 2.) The menu behaves a bit differently in its position relative to the image. Read about that here: http://aphotofolio.com/whats-the-difference-between-design-3-and-design-5. In a nutshell this design is about ease of use

Design 6 -Gramercy
This design has the fixed open menu on the left and a row of thumbnails along the bottom of the image. These thumbs can be set to open automatically when a gallery is selected or only show when the thumb icons are clicked. In a nutshell this design is about impressing users with a big image but also having a quick overview of the contents at their fingertips. It’s the best of both worlds.

Design 7 – Midtown
This design is very similar to Design 3 except when clicking on a gallery thumbnails come up first instead of the first image in the gallery. This allows users a quick overview of the contents of your site by loading only the thumbs, but you can still make an impact with full screen images once they click on a thumb. In a nutshell this design is about speed.

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