3 reasons I hate homepage sliders (medium.com)

over 7 years ago from Todd Padwick, Founder of http://functionandform.co.uk

  • James LaneJames Lane, over 7 years ago

    I was thinking about this when I was redesigning an ecommerce homepage recently. The thing with our users is that they often go to search quite quickly and therefore won't be on the homepage long.

    It doesn't make sense to have 3 or 4 banners when the user will only see the first one, maybe the second at a push.

    I ended up combatting this by having one 'hero' image that changes every time you refresh the page (rotates between 3 different images) to show latest offers, new products etc.

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    • Todd Padwick, over 7 years ago

      Thats a solution i quite like myself. It allows us to still have more than one slide, but we still have to make sure it is strong enough to work in its own right. Good shout!

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      • Pete MillerPete Miller, over 7 years ago

        except what if I see an offer / product I was interested in but didn't have time to read, or noticed just as I was clicking away. Now I go back to the page and it's not there anymore...

        The other reason to dislike sliders is that they take attention away from the rest of the page - do you want the user to scroll from left to right through your slider or scroll up and down. I don't think many will do both.

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