Making the Most of Your Home Page Slider

The fH Design Team shares these great tips for keeping your home page slider looking awesome!

  • To change your slider, simply go to the settings section when you login. The slideshow can be customized quite a bit. http://crossroadsny.org/ is an example of simply changing the orientation from horizontal scroll to vertical scroll. Makes all the difference.
  • Make sure the image you upload matches the dimensions (width and height) of your slider. You can use Pixlr Express to make sure you design the slider correctly. Pixlr Express is a web-based editor that makes designing easy. You can crop, rotator, and add style to make banners awe inspiring. Here is a how-to guide on Pixlr Express.
  • Keep it simple. Don’t try to included as much information as you can into the graphic. Only put the information that is absolutely necessary to draw the site visitor in. The rest can be explained on the main page for whatever event/message the slider was originally created for.
  • There is no need to put more than 3 or 4 sliders on the home page. The average time a site visitor will spend on the home page does not usually match up to how long it would take to read a large amount of sliders.

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