There are many different ways to place a 360° experience on your website. From embedding it in a webpage or opening it in new window to using a lightbox plugin. Each way has its own specific use case and benefits.

In this blog post, we’ll be showing you some different options and some tips & best practices to make sure you get the most out of your own 360° experience.

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Embedding in a webpage

Embedding  your 360° experience into your website is the most accessible method to integrate our product.

Visitors can start exploring the experience immediately, without having to click any buttons or menu items. Because of this lowered threshold we see that embedded 360° experiences have a higher start & engagement rate.

Embedding a virtual experience directly into your website also means that you may run into some constraints that may exist as a result of your webdesign. For example, if you have a limited width website, you might not have enough space available to display the 360° experience in a way that’s optimal for the user experience. In this case we would recommend using the lightbox method.

All our customers can easily find their own personal HTML embed code snippet in their YOUREKA! dashboard. Several parameters can be tweaked to customise embed options and to ensure optimal website integration.

Using a lightbox plugin

A lightbox plugin provides a convenient and sleek solution to integrate a 360° experience in your website when you don’t have enough space to use the embed method and prefer not to open the experience in a new window.

By opting for the lightbox plugin method, you allow visitors to enjoy an almost full-screen experience, without distractions or running the risk of confusion from opening a new tab.

You can easily trigger opening the lightbox when a visitors clicks on a button, an image or a menu item, similarly to when using the new tab method. It’s also important to to make sure that the clickable item stands out and that it’s clear that clicking it will open the 360° experience.

There are several free lightbox plugins available to choose from. We’re currently making use of one that’s easy to integrate and we will be making it available in your personal integration page soon !

Meanwhile, If you’re experiencing difficulties with the implementation or can’t find the right lightbox for you, we’re always here to assist !

Opening a new window

The last option we would like to discuss in this blog post is one where clicking a specific button, image or menu item will result in the 360° experience being opened in a new window. It’s important to to make sure that this clickable item stands out visually and has clear wording to make it as intuitive as possible.

This way of integrating one of our solutions on your website will provide you with the most screen real estate as the display size of the 360° experience isn’t limited by the HTML constraints that are in place when using the embed method.

A potential drawback of this method is that opening new windows and tabs can be disorienting for some people. It might become difficult for people to navigate between tabs (especially on mobile devices) which could result in confusion if a user doesn’t know a link just opened in a new tab.

Therefore we suggest to always include an indication that the experience will open in a new tab or window when using this method.

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