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Introducing: Vertical views for decks

  • Horia Cernusca
  • September 28, 2014

Swipe was originally built with a horizontal slide-by-slide viewer. It lets you and your audience focus and gives you full control of the content. It’s great for most decks and presentations people have been uploading to Swipe, and it works incredibly well.

At the same time, we’ve seen you upload all kinds of different content: magazines, A4-sized documents, photo stories, blog posts, and many others. We started playing with a different way of displaying decks a few months ago, and we’re excited to tell you a bit more about it.

The vertical view displays your slides one after another in a long scrollable page. We’ve seen people get creative with portfolios and look books. Personally, I run my photo blog as a Swipe vertical. It’s a joy to use it to scroll through hundreds of photos. A joy to update, too: uploading and rearranging photos with Swipe is easier than with any other platform we used. The vertical view works great on all devices, and images only download at the size you need them in – just like in the original view. And finally, it’s already available for all your decks with no additional changes.

How to find the vertical view

How to find the vertical view

To view a deck vertically, just click the three dots on the bottom right when viewing a deck in the original view. You’ll see the “View as a vertical” option in the menu. Observe the change in the URL: to look at your presentation vertically, just add /vertical/ before the deck code. As simple as turned into

Send us your feedback

We’d love to hear what you think of the vertical view for decks, your feedback is always very important to us. Send us an email any time at with your thoughts.

Horia Cernusca

Horia Cernusca

Co-founder & CEO of Swipe. Sometimes a designer, sometimes a writer.