Sliders or homepage banners are very important for the first impression of the user who visit your site. You can show what your site does/is about in an image and a bit of text, which is very powerful. I do know what you mean about the marketers making sites without banners but again, if you want a site for very niche products that you dont consider necessary to have a big visual impact you wouldnt be here buying a theme and just use the default wordpress look. Also, you can always turn them off so there shouldnt be a problem there either
How does a slider give a better first-impression than static content? I really can’t see how a slider is impressive, as they are used on every second site I visit.
Here are some sites that could very well be tempted to use sliders to try to get focus on their products features, but have instead chosen to use static content. Strait to the point, and good for conversion:http://www.campaignmonitor.com/ http://foundation.zurb.com/ http://www.teehanlax.com/
Sliders and fancy headers. Everywhere. So “wast majority of usability experts” appears to be incompetent.
Many agree that sliders can be good for e-commerce sites, but are not always good for conversion on other kinds of websites. Also, most sliders do not work well on touch-devices.Here are some interesting articles on the subject:
Since the post format meta for image post-format in wp 3.6 only outputs html, there is no built-in method for getting the image src. This is useful if you i.e. need the src to do some dynamic image resizing on the post-format image.
For anyone interested; Here is a little function to retrieve the src: https://gist.github.com/siteman/5525002
I love BMWs, so I will buy some BMW 320 when I get driving license. Here is example of ‘What I love’. http://www.mojauto.rs/polovni-automobili/1191699_BMW_320__2002_god
Great car, i have the 320DAt. It has more torque and hp than the 320i. I can honestly say I have never been so happy with a car before.
I am currently dreaming of purchasing this car the next time:
halfstring saidYou can scale the grid any way you want. I see in the works-section, that you are using block-grids. Maybe use a floating grid with mobile-two class, so they will show a two-column grid on mobile.
Rather than stacking, they tend to scale smaller for mobile, which doesn’t always have the best usability.
Nice site btw.
I am looking forward to this, but I hope they implement all the necessary fields to insert html5 video, and not only a textarea for embed-code for youtube/vimeo. That is what it seems like at the moment.
Also, is it really necessary to have another field for image on image post-formats? Why can they not just use the featured image?