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I'm going to be giving a presentation at WordCamp San Diego this year on why sliders/carousels totally suck.
I'm looking for examples of reputable, name-brand websites that specifically DO NOT use a slider on their homepage.
I'm also looking for examples of websites that are practicing an offensive form of slider abuse.
Any links would be greatly appreciated.
As I sit here with a client who wants a slider on their website... and finishing up adding one to another.
I hate them too, but clients seems to love them and not care.
See, I think they still have their place — on my own site, for instance, which is a one-pager that benefits from plonking images that convey a range of capability straight in front of the user. They specifically can't really attach to anything, so there's no UI problem about losing important content links behind 'slide 3 or 4'.
Mind you, having just checked, I realise I turned it off sometime last year after making the site responsive and have clearly forgotten to find a lightweight, responsive replacement, so there's just one hero image .. hahaha, d'oh.
Thanks for the input. And yes, I agree sliders do have their place. That's going to be part of my presentation.
But I DO believe that place shouldn't be punching you in your face when you first fire up the website.
- The alternative to no carousel/sliders is to to get fired. Nobody client cares about the Norm-Nielsen polling results...robotron3k
- But clients care about results, right? Try some split A/B testing, slider vs. no slider, and see which performs better.nocomply
Speaking of, does anyone recommend a carousel script that can handle responsive typography as well? Like SliderRevolution and Royal Slider?
you need yourself a nice flash intro!!