carousel nav best practices?

16 Jun 2011 - 9:39am
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nicholas
2008

Client X, an editorial content site, wants a carousel on their homepage to display 4-5 content features.

Goes under the nav on the left side (2 columns wide).

Question: within the carousel module, should navigation among features be on the bottom (horizontal alignment) or on the right side of the module (vertical alignment)?

I do have an opinion, which I'll post after a bit, but am hoping for some validation ; )

thanks in advance

nb

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16 Jun 2011 - 3:05pm
Louise Hewitt
2010

Depend (I know...)

- how does it relate to other navigation on the site
- what is the content make up in each feature
- how do they animate?
- is there a visual metaphor for the scroll (e.g. a continual bar, a next arrow) that would effect the mental model?

  • etc
    - etc.

    You get the picture.

    Do you have designers? What do they think - I'm a big fan of collaboration across disciplines on these kind of things.

    Lou.

    On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:31 PM, nicholas <nicholas@diversionmedia.com> wrote:
Client X, an editorial content site, wants a carousel on their
homepage to display 4-5 content features.

Goes under the nav on the left side (2 columns wide).

Question: within the carousel module, should navigation among features
be on the bottom (horizontal alignment) or on the right side of the
module (vertical alignment)?

I do have an opinion, which I'll post after a bit, but am hoping for
some validation ; )

thanks in advance

nb

17 Jun 2011 - 6:12am
Ali Naqvi
2008

carousel nav.jpg

Is it something like this you are asking for?

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