Web Development · Web designer

Are Rotating Banners Passé for Web Sites?

Richard Pridham Investor, President & CEO at Retina Labs

May 23rd, 2019

We're just in the process of redesigning our web site. Like most sites, we will have a large image in the banner area with some overlay text. I wanted to go with 3 sets of images and text that would rotate automatically but I'm wondering if we should do this. A lot of sites I've looked at these days don't seem to use rotating banner anymore. It this approach out of date? If it matters, we're B2B and sell into healthcare primarily to a physician/medical director and health administrator/manager audience.

Arnie Singer Founder of Onrushdigital.com, IsraelAM.com and datingcoachsos.com

May 23rd, 2019

I like to focus the user on one thing. Less distraction. Also, sliders could sometimes slow down the page.

It really depends on your marketing message. If you're trying to market different things, then different slides might work for you. But if you've got a single focus (which you probably should), then I'd stick with one banner.

Bobby Baker Learning Machine

May 23rd, 2019

Hey Richard! Great question. I build websites for businesses and I’ve asked myself this same question countless times. What I’ve realized is, with any sort of awkward or extra animation - it seems to add extra speed lag to a sites loading time. As you know people are antsy about their precious time. So I try to avoid all things that could be unnecessary and possibly time consuming. Especially when their may be issues for different devices. Also, don’t forget to shrink large images with something like “ TinyPng.com “. Hope this helps ! Bobby B

AShu Co-founder I CTO I Co-adviser I Full stack developer

May 25th, 2019

As Per my developer experience Focus on site loading time it should be very fast and look should be easy and simple. Even though amazon or Alibaba use this. I hope you like

Richard Pridham Investor, President & CEO at Retina Labs

May 24th, 2019

Thanks guys. Good comments. I think the speed issue is a factor to consider. I'm also trying to develop a site that follows current trends and doesn't look dated. Rotating banners seems to be on the way out so I think we'll stick with one.

Richard Pridham Investor, President & CEO at Retina Labs

May 24th, 2019

What about this approach: https://swiftmedical.com It's more of an animated slideshow.


What type of animation tool would you need to make a video like this?