We’ve been researching sliders on website home pages for a client. His designer has come up with two website layouts and one includes a slider.
My instincts say “don’t do it” but I need justification. My search shows up four great articles – note most of them recommend alternatives and all of them say that sliders are OK in some circumstances. Many of the alternatives still have motion and some incorporate sliders in different positions on the page.
Make your own mind up.
- Homepage sliders are bad for SEO usability Searchengineland
- Alternatives to using a slider for better home page conversions Manage WP blog
- Sliders suck Brian Krogsgard
- Why your website shouldn’t have sliders and alternatives OptimWise
- Our Themes don’t have sliders…because sliders suck Yoast
- Are sliders bad for SEO? Haden Interactive