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I can't figure out what name is this supposed to have:

We all know this little display-y things

I am talking about those "featured articles" sections. I just don't know how to google them so I can find some tutorial or guide on how to do one of those. I won't ask that of you, I just want to know the "official name" for those.

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I don't think they an official name as such, but some ways to refer to them are 'featured article slider' or maybe just 'article slider' or 'content slider'.

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Agreed – in the source code for the Live Science site, they refer to that section as a "slideshow". –  Nick Oct 23 '13 at 7:06
    
Thanks a lot! I am now on my way to a pretty design :) And for the detective, Nick, well, I looked at that too, but I didn't get the answer to my problem with that. –  minClisto Oct 23 '13 at 7:25

A website widget with previous and next arrows powered by JavaScript is usually called a "carousel", "image slider", or "rotating banner".

I would recommend that you not use them. They are not effective and cause user frustration.

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