Slideshows: Portfolio vs Custom Header Slideshows
Slideshows are great for showing off your images and adding some life to your website. PhotoDeck offers two different kinds of slideshows: Portfolio gallery slideshows, and custom header slideshows. There are some major differences between these two - let's take a look at them.
If you want to add a stunning, fast and navigable slideshow to your front page, the Portfolio Style slide show is the way to go. Make sure that your gallery uses the default 'Portfolio' display style. (You can also use a different gallery style, but it must be set to open galleries to their first image, with both auto-scaling and slideshow enabled.) The main benefit of this slideshow type is that it automatically scales to fit the screen, and works great on mobile devices like tablets.
Custom Header Slideshows
If you want to add a nice touch to one of your pages, it makes sense to use a custom header slideshow. This kind of slideshow doesn't allow for navigation between images, though it is quite customizable as well. You can use this guide to create your slideshow. Note that it is NOT suitable to display a slideshow on your front page - stick to the portfolio style for this.
If you're using a portfolio slideshow on your front page, remember to add a proper navigation to your galleries to your main menu to make it easy for your visitors to navigate.