I often had this question tu use to not a slider.

The pros

  • Sliders are very popular, lot of sites use them, must means they are doing good
  • Sliders helps you show more information in fewer space
  • Sliders make your site alive
  • Sliders allows you to be very creative in design

The cons

  • As u user, I never slide…
  • It is very relaxing to see a website with a clear homepage and no slider. Just one message !

Here are two examples of high quality homepages for web applications. HelloBar have a great slider, but you have to go though it. Visual Website Optimizer does not have, and it is quite clear, but you need to scroll to get more information.

Working on WisePop’s homepage, I am hesitating…

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