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Visible not prominent Within a given component, help users know what to expect by visualizing app state. IOW, keep the arrow visible but clearly inactive. This way users will know where to find it at a glance and will have visual confirmation that the carousel is at the beginning/end. There has to be a better term for this but, recognition over recall ...
I agree that carousel is not the best pattern in some cases, however when it is used ... What are the best practices and why? I've always been under an assumption that: If a carousel is endless (continues to scroll from last page to first) then you keep the buttons enabled ALWAYS. If there is no page / items to scroll to, then you still display the ...
I don't think most websites are trending away from accordions towards carousels. Sites are trending away from carousels, and they are also trending away from accordions (if I were to speculate, perhaps at a slower rate). Disadvantages You asked specifically for potential disadvantages of using accordions instead of carousels, so: If you need to present ...
To save some space on scrolling I'd suggest using an even thumbnails grid if the images are of same size or a "magazine layout" (think Pinterest gridlike mobile layout) for images of varied length. Magazine layout allows some space to add image description/metadata, so you don't have to employ accordion for that. See image.
It has to be either Option 1 or Option 2. Which one depends on what it is that the user sees when tapping on 'previous' or 'next'. If they see another product, then it's Option 1. If the see another category, then it's Option 2. Anything else would create confusion for the user.
In my opinion the best practice depends on the modality. If you have inferiority-superiority (e.g. car upgrade in games) then the ends shall be blocked for good. If there is merely a difference in qualities (e.g. classes and races in games) then an open-ended solution is the best practice.
Ask Yourself What is the primary purpose of the page your user is currently on? What are they trying to accomplish while they are there? Size often dictates importance/relevance, and the "Do you know?" is taking up a large chunk of real estate. Other popular social sites don't clutter their "edit/update" profile UI with CTAs to other functionality. ...
I guess you might be interested in an existing implementation of carousels for questions. Just hover the animated showcase of how Foursquare has already implemented the same. This looks good. They have a position indicator telling you the number of remaining panes. On answering, control moves to the next question too. Overall, it is a different way but does ...
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