The fact is that they are yesterdays technology and research has proven that a rotating promotion slideshow on your homepage can actually do more harm than good. I wanted to take a closer look so I could make more educated choices and recommendations for our clients who will more often than not think they want a rotating slider.
Best Practices are as follow as per my findings
- Keep the same content type on each slide
- Use one main message. Yes, it’s possible – focus!
- 3-4 slides max. Don’t bombard your user with adverts.
- Give the user more control, disable automatic slideshows.
- Use them for display purposes