Incorporating Photoroute on your website can be implemented in many ways thanks to the flexibility and configurability which has been designed into the Photoroute product set. There is no single best way to build Photoroute maps into your website, but rather you have the choice of a number of ways to complement the design and content of your site.
The best way to add Photoroute to your homepage will depend on how many Photoroute maps you want to show on the front page. Perhaps, it’s only one from the nearest tube station. Or perhaps, there are several bus stops and train and tube stations nearby from which your visitors will arrive. If there are so many alternative ways to get to your location, then perhaps a map or schematic showing the available photoroute maps may be the best option.
Let’s have a look at some examples.
Full Width Embedded Photoroute
Reduced width Embedded Photoroute
You can configure the size of an embedded photoroute to any size you want to fit in the real estate on your website page. We have produced a reconfigured version of the above phoroute here to show you what a smaller version would look like.
You could incorporate more than one of these Photoroutes on your website page but it might begin to look too cluttered if you have too many of them.
List of available Photoroutes
Sometimes a straightforward list of the available Photoroutes will do the job. A list of start and end points is clear and unambiguous and easily understood. The list should not be too long, and the start points should be easily recognisable. Tube and train stations are well suited to a list approach. Bus stops can be problematical if there are many stops which surround your location.
Map or schematic representation of many Photoroutes
We can create a schematic or map based representation of many Photoroutes to your organisation’s location. The choice of map or schematic will depend on a number of factors. The design objective is to allow your visitors to easily and quickly identify the most suitable route for them to use to get to your location. Your own branding could be incorporated to maintain your own brand identity.
A great example of a map based view of the available photoroutes is one we have created for the Southbank Riverside Walks in London which will be launched in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics visitors. You can see this example here. Note that this example also includes the list of available Photoroutes so that the reader can choose whichever means of identification with which they are comfortable or confident.
With this range of ways of adding Photoroute maps to your website, there really is a compelling reason to embrace Photoroute and give your visitors the clearest way to find your location.