First of all what is a Slider?
A slider is the rotating image that you see mostly on the homepage of many website designs. While it is most common on the home page it can be setup on other pages and offer many styles and sizes.
Why Have a Slider in your Website Design?
We use sliders allot within our designs for the visual impact. It allows us to have multiple photographs and messages displayed on a webs homepage with out getting to cluttered. The real key with sliders is keeping it simple to load and view. Its meant to grab the attention of a viewer fast and get the message across. I find if you have a little more copy and information you want read its better to not show it in a websites slider. Also keep in mind not all browsers will display the images, and you will have to test several.
Overall keep your slider use simple and not to clunky. Simple transitions and images that work into your website design are always better. Its a great place to show off that custom website photography by us too.