Why the Research Against Sliders is Wrong(smartslider3.com)

4 years ago from Roland Soos, Nextendweb

  • Andrew Richardson, 4 years ago

    I think the biggest argument against sliders is general discoverability. It obscures a lot of potentially useful content. There are ways to solve this: using small thumbnails to give hits at the content. For the traditional "Hero" slider though solving this is very challenging.

    So it comes down to an opportunity cost issue. If you ask yourself "What's the best way to let users discover this content?" the answer is rarely a "hero" slider. There's almost always a better way to do it that accomplishes the same goals.

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