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[_] Carousels... Friend or Foe?!

Ryan T Nerd bristol.developer.ryan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 11:34:50 BST 2013

Mark, it's certainly an approach I've taken in the past as it does seem to
me that you will otherwise have a disproportionate number of views for the
first slide given that users tend to click to the next thing pretty quickly.


On 22 July 2013 11:06, Mark Chitty <mark.chitty at thisliquidspace.com> wrote:

> This thread has got me thinking, as I'm actually in the middle of
> implementing said carousel/slider panels.
>
> Since, going by the stats, very few people actually progress past the first
> slide, would randomly loading one of the panels each time the site loads be
> a suitable alternative?
>
> thoughts?
>
> m
>
>
>
> On 22 July 2013 10:54, Steve Kirtley <steve.kirtley at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks everyone - lots of thoughts and links to work through :)
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Andy Davies <dajdavies at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > I reckon most of the people who think carousels are a good idea have
> > never
> > > really done any analysis of their effectiveness.
> > >
> > > Rather than me making assertions here's a few studies that might help
> > your
> > > case:
> > >
> > > http://weedygarden.net/2013/01/carousel-stats/
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://beantin.se/post/30991868949/sliding-banner-content-slider-carousel-rotator
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://conversionxl.com/19-things-we-can-learn-from-numerous-heatmap-tests/#
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.conversionista.se/okar-bildspel-pa-forstasidan-din-konverteringsgrad/#.UeliVGSe-Rv
> > >
> > > Challenge is the only real way to find out is implement and measure!
> > >
> > >
> > > On 19 July 2013 11:51, 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
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