A couple of years ago there was a bit of a stooshie about the size of the banner image on EdWeb. It was too big, people said, it took up too much of the screen, the prime web ‘real estate’.
Here’s an example:
The design team held their ground, but text won the day on the home page.
I notice now that the University owns a number of new sites which seem to be nothing BUT a huge image on the front page.
It’s quite hard to find any content on some of them. Some scrolling and clicking required.
We are currently carrying out an audit of the wild-west that is our web estate, I wonder what else will be discover-ed.