it takes ages!!

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I have uploaded my site - I have about 40 photos, I uploaded them individually with "text widget" then insert picture.

When I am on the net and open my site (supported by go daddy) it takes ages to open all the pictures and uses loads of "airtime". Is there an easier way to open my "portfolio page" and or quicker?


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Hi Glen,

Have you considered using Flickr Lightbox? The Flickr Lightbox widget allows you to quickly and easily create a slick photo gallery with thumbnails that link to larger images. Here's how it is done:

1) In the Content sidebar in SynthaSite, open the Photo Gallery folder.
2) Drag and drop a Flickr Lightbox widget onto your page.
3) In the properties sidebar enter your Flickr account email address (usually a Yahoo! address) in the email address field.
4) In the "Photo Count" field, enter the number of images you want to display.
5) In the "Search" field, enter the tags of the photos you want to pull from Flickr (make sure you have added tags to your Flickr photos or you will not get the desired result).
6) Specify how many columns you want for your photo gallery.
7) Click on the Image Size drop down menu to select small square, thumbnail or medium sized images.
8) Finally, choose between a "modern" or "plain" style for your photo gallery images.
9) Click the "Apply" button to update your photo gallery.

Now save and preview your page. You will have a gallery of clickable images. In the top right hand corner of the large view of the images, click the "next" button to view the next image in the gallery. Click the "Close" button when you are finished browsing through your gallery.

Note: If there are privacy settings on your Flickr photos the search will not be successful. The photos need to be publicly available for it to work.

We have a great tutorial for you to view, please click here:

Please can also post your URL on here, we would like to have a look at your site.