Time to abandon home page sliders for good

Our themes don’t have sliders… Because sliders suck.

  • Only 1% of the people actually click on a slide, which almost always was the first slide;
  • People simply ignore your slider, because it triggers banner blindness;
  • They slow down your site, negatively impacting your SEO and conversion rate(!!);
  • They don’t always work well on mobile devices,
  • They push your content down, which Google recently mentioned yet again is not smart;
  • It dilutes your message, because suddenly there are multiple messages on your homepage.

Convinced yet? Let’s abandon the notion of using slideshows/sliders/carousels on websites and make the web a nicer place to browse!

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Security Assessment Engineer for Arbor Networks. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. He started as a web developer, moved into Linux system administration, and ultimately found his place as a security professional. Having most recently conquered the OSCP certification, Will continues to hack his way into various things in an effort to make them more secure.
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