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Auto-Forwarding

Auto-forwarding through the frames in a carousel leads people through the information. But there are some instances where auto-forwarding is not recommended:

  • When we are not sure about the timing.
  • When there are advertisements in the content.
  • The page is viewed on a mobile device.

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Homepage Space Design Elements: Designing Carousels

Carousels allow multiple pieces of content to occupy a single, coveted space. This may placate corporate infighting, but on large or small viewports, people often scroll past carousels.

A static hero or integrating content in the UI may be better solutions. But if a carousel is your hero, good navigation and content can help make it effective.

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  • Include 5 or fewer frames within the carousel, as it’s unlikely users will engage with more than that.
  • Use crisp-looking text and images that coincide with the organization’s charter.
  • Use icons and links that are understandable and recognizable.
  • If offering a navigation button for each frame (rather than arrows to scroll through), ensure that each button looks different, and represents the frame.
  • Make links and buttons large enough to decipher and click.

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The greatest benefit of using carousels is that they enable more than one piece of content to occupy the same piece of prime real estate on the homepage, which can help diffuse any infighting about whose content is most deserving. An additional benefit is that because more information appears near the top of the viewable area, there may be greater opportunities for people to actually see it.

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Visual effects in movies

From the earliest days, films use visual magic to create illusions and trickery.

Special effects in film help to create elements that are unrealistic. Film first relied on practical effects, but now most of the effects are designed with a computer. Whereas visual effects were often seen as decoration, it is now becoming central to many blockbusters.

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One of the most important times for a design review is at the end of a development sprint. A design review evaluates whether or not the developed product is in line with the original creative vision and user experience. In other words, it’s a review of the developed project which helps to verify all graphic and technical components display and function properly.

As the design gets passed from design teams to product owners and development teams, they each make changes due to temporal or business issues, which can mean the final product doesn't correspond with the design team’s vision.

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