I'm working on a website and it has an interactive tool within it where users can build a number of picture galleries.
Assuming their galleries page is empty and that they are fairly new to this feature of the website, what's a good way to guide them through it?
I already have two methods. Could anybody tell me what they think of the methods or if there is something else popular right now?
1) Have a button on the empty galleries page which offers to take them on a guide - the guide highlights certain features of the tool one by one with 'next's.
2) Another guide that provides you with sample pictures and gives you a step by step guide that results in you making a fake portfolio. It takes you to the next step once you have completed the current task. (and you can exit the guide at any time)