All I can say, Christine, is that I hope it's a fad.
I cannot stand being greeted by a big image carousel when I go to a
website - at least on a computer. I have a thing against movement on
the screen unless it's a movie situation. And I'm not really into the
image thing either, I prefer informative text. However, when viewing
these sites on a mobile, the small screen size eliminates any feeling
of annoyance ... but then I've not become one of those people who does
as much as possible on a phone. I only use my mobile for things other
than phone calls when I don't have access to my computer.
But maybe I'm just a fuddy-duddy and you shouldn't listen to me.
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Subject:atw: Ideas about website design and usability
I am building a quite sizeable website in WordPress and am currently
using a fairly old fashioned magazine style template. The site
includes a lot of information and some blog posts I am putting the
information on a menu with drop down lists. (What else would a tech
writer do?) I am putting the blog posts on a front page of images on
which the user clicks to read the post.
However I see that there is a totally new style that is all the
rage. I include some links below.
But my question is, although they are spectacular, are they usable, or
is this a fad that will fade over time? Are they restricted to a
specific purpose like the Witchcliffe one below?
The features are full width or very wide pages and graphics, less use
of widget margins, large boxes as well as menus for navigation, long
scrolling pages. They are very dependent on superb quality photos or
I have two websites to develop. One is more a directory style with
information and a blog. The other will be advertising for a housing
development. I anticipate that the former will still need an older
style template but the latter can use one of these dramatic templates.
If anyone has an example of a template that they like the look of and
that really works, I would love to see it.
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