Exhibition courtesy of Elizabeth XI Bauer - London, UK
If you've visited an Exhibbit exhibition recently you may have noticed that all artworks now appear in high resolution, all of the time.
This is a major improvement which removes the need to click on an artwork to load the hi-resolution version, creating a smooth and uninterrupted experience.
At the end of the gallery introduction, OPEN has been replaced by ENTER which we feel is more fitting, as you are in fact, 'entering' a room, not 'opening' a page.
You're no longer limited to 'BUY' as a button label for linking e-commerce pages, now you can compose your own label with up to 27 characters. The new label is added to the dropdown list along with BUY, so you can assign it to other works in the exhibition.
Our iOS and Android apps have had updates to the navigation, UI and the Firebase back-linking system. We are also pleased to let you know that the loading time for a gallery is now 20% faster.
The navigation has been improved with better handling around small artworks. We have resolved the tendency when close to an artwork, for your position to drift. Now you can quickly set up a stable view for using with INVITE, or the opening shot for recording a marketing video of your virtual gallery.
Install our new Exhibbit mobileApp
Experience the immmersive 3D Gallery on your phone or tablet.
Firebase back-linking is the system that remembers the exhibition you selected and opens it after installing the Exhibbit app. We have updated this system and fixed the issue that randomly opened the wrong gallery.
If you have had this problem, clear your mobile browser's cache before installing the updated Exhibbit app.
Fixes to Desktop Issues
A few people using the Chrome Browser have experienced a black screen when they pressed OPEN/ENTER. This can be solved by opening: Chrome/Preferences/Advanced /System and switching on 'Use hardware acceleration'. You will need to restart the browser for this to take effect.
Next month we'll be back with some new ways to customise your virtual spaces.
How do you currently present archived exhibitions?
One of the main reasons why people visit Art Gallery websites is to educate themselves. This is an opportunity for you to provide a contextual experience in addition to your past exhibition editorial and photographs.
Past exhibitions are accessed from the MORE EXHIBITIONS button, located on the menu.
Standard Archive Directory
MORE EXHIBITIONS pops up a directory over the current page.
Click the 'VIEW' button on the exhibition you'd like to visit.
When there are more than two exhibitions, the directory becomes scrollable.
Custom made Archive Directory
There is also the option of placing your past exhibitions directory on it's own page of your website as shown here.
We can work with your developers to create a customised directory page for viewing archived exhibitions.
Add up to four previously published exhibitions for half of your gallery's monthly subscription.
For archiving larger numbers we have a tiered pricing system available on request.
More than just a photographic record, Exhibbit archived exhibitions are experienced just as the curator intended, contact us and have archive added to your account today.
With our updated INVITE tool, you and your visitors can now share exhibitions with multiple people, straight from your Exhibbit gallery
INVITE captures an image of your current gallery position and places it below your composed message, ready to email or post on social media. Your visitors will enjoy using invite too, let them know they have an easy way to share and discuss artworks.
To feature a specific artwork, click or tap on the artwork, then select INVITE from the artwork dropdown and share to email or social media.
Three Ways to Support your Exhibitions
Before any exhibition opening in your bricks and mortar gallery send a preview, with just a few artworks from the exhibition using INVITE.
After the opening night, hang the full exhibition and email interested people an INVITE.People who came to the physical opening can then re-connect and immerse themselves within the exhibition experience and revisit the artworks they liked.
During the exhibition, use INVITE to feature specific artworks.
If you know a collector is interested in a work, send them an artwork specific invite. After opening the gallery link, they are placed directly in front of the artwork of interest.