How to use content sliders in web design

Content sliders, aka carousels, are ubiquitous in contemporary web design, and for good reason. They are simple to set up, totally customisable to the look and feel of your site, and allow you to showcase creative content in a relatively small footprint.

Designers love them because of their flexibility – making it easy to tell a compelling story – and website owners love them because they can promote multiple elements of their business in a simple site element. Done right, sliders look good and bring a visual punch to any site.

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Jason Amunwa is a marketing & UX expert, and software entrepreneur. He’s helped build multiple software products, including SlideDeck, one of the best free content slider plugins for WordPress, and Filament, which was acquired by ShareThis.