Which carousel mode is best?
The Home Page Carousel is one of the first things people see on your store so deciding which carousel mode is an important decision.
Storyboard mode distributes your hero images and messages throughout the home page, breaking up content and giving more visibility to each individual item.
The content will automatically adapt to the number of slides that have been set up in the carousel system. Set up the slides exactly how you would the classic mode carousel.
We recommend this mode because data proves that a sliding carousel is largely ignored, and that slides after the first one aren't seen.
If they are not set up correctly, as is often the case, then they simply waste screen space. We have compiled a number of reports that show why you shouldn't use them. For further insights, read the following articles:
- Auto-Forwarding Carousels and Accordions Annoy Users and Reduce Visibility
- Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels
- Sliders Suck
If you would prefer to use this mode, please note that you should set up clear calls to action to avoid visitors ignoring the carousel.
If the carousel does not change between slides, it's probably because you have switched on Conversion Optimization Mode in Global Theme Settings