“Carousels are the bane of webdesign” “Only the first item of a carousel gets any attention or clicks at all” “Carousels aren’t accessible and are overall a bad user experience” You’ve probably heard all these statements and see the many, many, articles and case studies that support this opinion. Or you’ve probably got shouldiuseacarousel.com bookmarked to throw it at anyone who suggests using Carousels. Ever. This article isn’t to argue against those arguments. They’re totally true. Carousels can be horribly implemented; they can convert terribly and be bad user experiences. But they don’t have to be any of those things either. Real-world Uses of Carousels I haven’t seen data on the use of any of these examples, but considering how much vitriol there is against Carousels in web design in general, it’s a bit shocking that the following real-world examples exit. The New York Times Uses Carousels Go to the homepage of the New York Times and prominently, you’ll find a carousel. It doesn’t use auto-play, it only has navigation when you hover over it. But it’s there, and I assume they put
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