In hindsight, that’s an obvious mistake.
Then again, De gustibus non est disputandum.
More recently people thought it was cool to have sliders on their websites.
It’s the same kind of mistake. The only reason to have a slider on your website is that you think it looks cool and you’re not taking fashion advice from sane people who know better.
I confess that by now I’ve done more than a few sites with sliders. For that I can only beg forgiveness.
I’m doing what I can to make amends. As sites come up for review, I’m removing sliders wherever I can.
It’s a little like being in addiction recovery. You have to figure out what could possibly take the place of that jolt you got from the smoke or booze. What could possibly replace that monkey on your home page? What could fill the gaping space left empty by that former abusive lover?
There are plenty of better options. The ManageWP blog has some fine advice on slider replacements. Start there. Google “slider alternatives.” You’ll find lots more.
There is life after sliders, I promise. Just like there were still good haircuts after December 31, 1989.