When to use galleries and slideshows

If you want to show a lot of images of a place or location create a photo gallery or a slideshow.

Slideshows synchronize audio with still images. It’s like an animated photo story with some comments or music playing while the images are shown.


  • Use large and high quality photos for slideshows.
  • Offer play control below or to the right of the slideshow (begin, pause, resume, replay).
  • Offer speed control.
  • Offer the possibility to skip the slide show.
  • Use a plain background.
  • Use a big type size and make sure text in the slideshow is legible.


  • Don’t automatically launch the slideshow.
  • Don’t animate text on a photo.

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