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  1. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    Time for a new theme :)

    As we are switching over to a more plugin based theme model this theme will not come with a slider, you will of course be able to add one via a plugin as we will offer a home page with a large full width widget area for those diehard "gotta have a slider" - but based on recent usability testing sliders are not good for conversions and are often not even looked at by users - hence no slider by default - time to step things up ;)

    Follow along for progress shots.

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    over 1 year ago

  2. Chris Kelley Chris Kelley

    no slider = awesomeness

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    @Chris Kelley you betcha brother

    over 1 year ago

  4. Mike Moloney Mike Moloney

    This is very nice, cannot wait to see progress!

    over 1 year ago

  5. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    Thx @Mike Moloney :)

    over 1 year ago

  6. Aaron Ng Aaron Ng

    Dude, this is looking awesome!

    over 1 year ago

  7. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    Thanks @Aaron Ng - keep following for further updates as I travel along the theme path again.

    over 1 year ago

  8. Adam Roberts Adam Roberts

    @Jonathan Atkinson This is interesting, but I would love to know how or where you got that information from regarding sliders not being able to convert well due to users not even looking at them.

    over 1 year ago

  9. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    Sure @Adam Roberts - here's one article that's a great read with examples of large sites that have also recently removed sliders due to low conversions - I believe nba.com have also just removed theirs - http://conversionxl.com/dont-use-automatic-image-sliders-or-carousels-ignore-the-fad/

    over 1 year ago

  10. Adam Roberts Adam Roberts

    @Jonathan Atkinson Thanks for that!! Some arguments going off in the office now haha.

    over 1 year ago

  11. Chris Kelley Chris Kelley

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    over 1 year ago

  12. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    great article @Chris Kelley

    over 1 year ago

  13. ok home plus 2 styles for portfolio gallery page in all their glory... not sure if I want to decide on one type of portfolio gallery page or offer 2....

    over 1 year ago

  14. Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson

    over 1 year ago

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