Front-page slideshows are bad for your website

“Slideshows”, “sliders” or “carousels”: call them what you will, they affect a website visitor’s experience negatively and are most often added to a website to satisfy a website owner rather than to address a user interface requirement.

Whether because they slow down the loading of the site, get in the way of what the visitor is looking for, or are often ignored as a type of ad banner, many websites would benefit from moving away from these legacy page elements to implement better and more user-friendly alternatives.

Derek from The Tomorrow Lab goes into more detail in this highly recommended article.

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