Dec 10 in Web Design Written by: Harris
Adding a slideshow to your shopping cart website landing page is a great way to showcase your featured products in a way that’s visually appealing and dynamic.
As the saying goes, “Images are worth a thousand words”.
Short Attention Span
Statistics show that the average Internet user spends very little time assessing if a website serves their needs – possible only a couple of seconds.
With only a couple of seconds to cement a users attention, there is no point presenting them with a page of text. A simple slideshow with images, and short tag lines does the job very well. Then, once the user is convinced they are in the right place, we can direct them to the meatier content.
Slideshows Add Appeal
Slideshows are also a way to colour and style to your home page. Designed correctly they can summarise the content and theme of your shopping cart site, without obstructing the other content on the site (product categories, specials section, etc.)
Slideshows can be content static or content dynamic.
In other words they can be created by the shopping cart software to automatically include products from your database, or they can be created manually by a designer.
In the case of a content static site the slideshow can be more appealing, but need to be redesigned each time you want to change the slideshow content.