Virtual tours can be a very effective way of guiding website visitors who are new to the site around. This can help them understand the offerings and navigation of a website and make them feel more at ease in the beginning. Not every website needs virtual tours although they can be used for different purposes. What's keeping a webmaster from making a tour of the most popular web browser, email or windows software posts on the site.
Amberjack is a virtual tour software that can be used to create website tours without programming knowledge. It basically offers a site wizard that can be used to create a tour based on urls pasted by the user. The urls should be on the same domain as the technique behind the virtual tour requires a bit of code to be integrated into the source code of the website. That might sound complicated but it is not at all.
The virtual tour wizard on the developer's website provides access to a few skins (with the option to create unique ones which does require CSS skills) and several parameters that define certain aspects of the tour. The text that is displayed during the tour can be edited right in the source code after the virtual tour has been created. Website visitors can stop the tour at any time to explore the currently active page. The tour creator has the option to close the tour controls at this time or open the active url in a new tab so that the tour itself stays open.
Webmasters can use the virtual tour software Amberjack to create tours of their websites easily. It only takes a few minutes to create a tour and integrate it in an existing website.
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