Summary Block as Carousel and Wall

Summary Block as Carousel

Here's a Summary Block shown as a Carousel display. It creates a little slider that scrolls through a selection of blog posts (or events or products). In this example, it's showing the latest posts from the Sample Blog. This type of Summary Block is best used to showcase featured posts - for example, you might consider putting one at the bottom of your blog posts to cross-reference other posts that readers might find interesting.

Summary Block as Wall

This is the Wall display. It shows post snippets in a mosaic (aka masonry) grid. That means that the thumbnail images aren't cropped; they show in the full original dimensions. I think this kind of display can look a bit messy, especially when you show the text excerpts. I think it looks best when used as a Pinterest-style display (click to see an example).