Use an ASP.NET Image Slider Control to show a Hero Graphic (aka banner image)

21 February 2013

Have you noticed that many popular sites like Microsoft.com, Apple.com, DevExpress.com, and others are now using a big banner image in the center of their front page?

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That large banner image in the middle is called a “Hero graphic”. And it’s very useful to present to your website visitors important information:

The hero graphic is often the first visual a visitor encounters on the site and its purpose is to present an overview of the site's most important content. A hero graphic often consists of image and text, can be static or dynamic (e.g. a rotating list of images and/or topics).

The content presented varies with the purpose of the site: it can be relevant news about the site, specific site-links, or - in the case of e-commerce - the best-selling or strategically placed products or services. –Wikipedia

Video: DevExpress ASP.NET Image Slider

I introduced you to the DevExpress ASP.NET Image Slider control in December 2012 release. Now, I’d like to show you how you can use the DevExpress ASP.NET ImageSlider control as a hero graphic with rotating images.

Check out my “Enhance Your Website Easily with the ASP.NET Image Slider” webinar to learn how easy it is to use the DevExpress ASP.NET ImageSlider to enhance your website:

A technical ASP.NET webinar on how to use the DevExpress ASP.NET ImageSlider control to create a hero graphic

Watch the video, then let me know how you’ve used the DevExpress ASP.NET ImageSlider control in your website?

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2 comment(s)
Paul Barnes

Was an image slider used for devexpress.com's homepage? If so, were is the settings for the text and image animation hero graphic? Thanks!

25 February, 2013
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Paul,

We use many DevExpress ASP.NET controls on devexpress.com home page. At the time we released our new devexpress.com site, our image slider control was not released. However, we may incorporate it in the future sometime. :)

As for the animations and so forth, I'd recommend adding that to our support center. The image slider will grow in features as we get more feedback about what items are important for our customers.

Thanks.

25 February, 2013

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