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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    Should I use a carousel?

    Should I Use A Carousel?

    Not sure how I feel about this one.
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    Carousels seem to be getting a lot of flack lately.

    I don't agree with those who state that you shouldn't use a carousel just because research has pointed out only very few users actually click on it. This would imply that a carousel has only done its job when someone interacts with it. Carousels can also have an informative and aesthetic value which seems to be overlooked here.

    That is not to say that many are badly designed (like this particular one) where you only get to read about half of the text before the carousel changes to the next slide. That IS frustrating.

    Apart from that, I actually like carousels when used appropriately.

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    I think it depends on what the website is all about.

    Maybe an artist's online gallery would be a good place for a carousel.
    A local plumbing company might not benefit from a carousel.

    The question of design is always something that can be judged against content and purpose.
    I mention "purpose" because many companies don't even need a website.

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    It all depends on context. I'd agree that displaying super important information exclusively in the 6th slide of a carousel would be an extremely poor design decision.

    If it's something like a slideshow of random pictures, it doesn't matter so much. Then it can actually be a great way of presenting that content.

    Unilaterally declaring carousels to be useless is going a little overboard.

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