Our focus on the new design has been to highlight the spectacular nature of gigapan imagery and includes a number of updates.
The viewer is now the full width of the page, and taller than before, revealing more of each image and fully immersing guests in the image upon arrival to gigapan.com. In addition, user controls and navigation have been reduced and simplified, making them as unobtrusive as possible while providing the same zoom and full screen options as expected. One can, of course, still use the mouse scroll wheel or laptop trackpad for zooming, and click (and hold) to drag/pan around the image.
Snapshot functionality has also been simplified. It is now easier to identify which snapshots have comments, along with the ability to comment within the snapshot viewer whenever you are signed in. We have also added a new snapshot scroller which is more responsive and can be toggled to hide, allowing our users to experience more of the image.
Finally (for now), we’ve moved the “Explore more” vertical image carousel, which previously featured five related gigapans, to another toggleable option along the footer, bumping the number of related gigapans up to eight.
Check it out at gigapan.com. We truly appreciate your feedback - good or bad - so tell us what you think!
There are many more improvements to come for both our embeddable viewers and the viewer you see on gigapan.com, so stay tuned.