[_] Carousels... Friend or Foe?!
andrew.holway at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 13:05:58 BST 2013
As someone that has no idea about web design I quite like them. I often find myself clicking back through them to find something interesting that caught my eye. I like the way certain elements of the web community latch onto an idea, "carousels are bad", and then spends so long searching for evidence that back up that belief in a blaze of self indulgent confirmation bias. To actually go to the length to create a hate site such as shouldiuseacarousel.com is fantastic. On 19 July 2013 12:35, andykisaragi <andyatwork at untimelysound.co.uk> wrote: > http://shouldiuseacarousel.com/ is quite handy for this :) > > > On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Steve Kirtley <steve.kirtley at gmail.com>wrote: > >> Morning _ , >> >> I seem to be increasingly working with designers who want to use Carousels >> / rotating banners on every homepage regardless of content/purpose/best >> practice/my sanity. >> When questioned naturally the age old "the client wants one" response is >> un-canned. >> >> I'm near certain that there've been quite a few articles online about how >> little these are used by real web-users... but I may have dreamt this. >> I personally don't like them so I'm perhaps just being very biased about it >> all... >> It's not a technical issue - I've built many bespoke or using off the shelf >> libraries... >> >> What are the hive mind thoughts on them? >> Anyone have any links to compelling research to prove they are friend or >> foe to the user? >> >> Cheers, >> >> Steve >> -- >> underscore_ list info/archive -> >> http://www.under-score.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/underscore >> > -- > underscore_ list info/archive -> http://www.under-score.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/underscore