Linedot Web Design use jQuery to highlight aspects of the website which are most important to the user, and catch their attention on the homepage. Generally speaking, we use it sparingly. Do you remember the sites from the 90s that were all flying objects and jiggling animations? We prefer to appeal to the user rather than risk distracting and annoying them.
- We created our client list with jQuery so users could slide the content and choose which client they were interested in without having to load a new page each time...
Webmaster's used to use Flash to achieve special effects on websites but search engines were not able to find an effective method of indexing the content and as such a replacement for flash was needed that allowed the search engines to read the special content.
jQuery elements such as sliders can look extremely professional and interesting to the user when built right. They can set your website apart from the competition.
Did you notice our rotating image on the front page? You might not have though about it, but did this catch your attention more than the rest of the content? jQuery is an excellent highlighting tool when used sparingly.