Content sliders is best solution for displaying content in limited space. Sliders are very common on portfolio sites and are also useful for any other type of site for displaying images and photos. In this post I’ll show you 30 excellent jQuery slide plugins that can help you to create slider effects using jQuery.
Nivo slider is lightweight jQuery plugin for creating an awesome Image Slider. This plugin offer 9 unique transition effect. This image slider is simple clean and it has valid markup. This image slider can display prev-next buttons and a navigation to control the slides.
Hash is simple yet faeture rich jQuery content slider. This jquery-based slider does what the most jquery-sliders do, but adds a hashtag to the window location, so you can link to any content / position of the slider.
Choco-Slider is a lightweight (~7kb) and flexible jQuery image slider plugin with good-looking effects. The plugin has various customization options including the dimensions, auto-slide , delays between transitions, prev-next controls and much more.
jQuery Panel Gallery is plugin for jQuery that allow us to take a group of images and transition from one to the other in a smooth, visually appealing way. Not one image needs to be sliced or edited to work with this plugin, in fact the plugin handles everything itself.
jQuery.carouFredSel is a plugin that turns any kind of HTML element into an infinite, circular carousel. It can scroll one or multiple items simultaneously, horizontal or vertical, automatically, by pressing buttons or keys on the keyboard.
Orbit is a lightweight(3.2kb) jQuery plugin that lets you create a simple, effective and beautiful slider for images of any size, and even includes some parameters for making awesome captions and a sweet timer.
dualSlider is a jQuery content slider plugin that allow us to display any HTML output. It has two-sided interface which both of them slides sequentially and while one side displays the slide, other can present extra information about it.
Coin Slider is a jQuery image slider plugin that has unique transition effects. It has a navigation box on the bottom to choos image to displaying and prev-next buttons that appear on hover for easily browsing images. Coin Slider can display caption about the images displayed and images can also be set as links to the defined URLs.
jqFancyTransitions is easy-to-use jQuery plugin for displaying your photos as slideshow with fancy transition effects. It has three predifined effects that we can use such as Wave, Curtain and Zipper. We can also made custom effect with set of options that you can use to set speed, number of strips, direction, type of effect, etc.
jQuery Thumbnail Scroller is A cool jquery/css thumbnail scroller inspired by the ones made in Flash. It works on mouse over and it’s simple to configure and easy to style through css.
What Makes jQuery Image Scale Carousel Different is It’s can auto scales the images you put into it to the appropriate height and width keeping their aspect ratio in place.
Sudo Slider is slider plugin that allows the designer to do whatever he wants, with whatever HTML he want. Sudo Slider can load images and html with Ajax. We can choose between a normal slide animation, or a fade animation.
jCoverFlip is jQuery plugin that allow us to showcase both images and content associated with an item. This plugin has been developed to enable fast and granular customization of the look and feel and feature set. jCoverFlip support for Drag or click functionality to showcase featured content items on demand by the user. The content can be browsed by clicking on any of the items or using a slider.
Feature List is jQuery plugin that enables simple and easy creation of an interactive “Featured Items” widget. It has slick effect, no flash needed, reusbale on multiple container, can be styled with custom HTML/CSS and the sile size is only 2K.
loopedCarousel is jQuery plugin that allows you to create both horizontal and vertical carousels for your web page. loopedCarouse developed by Nathan Searles. loopedCarousel made for jQuery that is not only a looping carousel, its main goal is to be extremely easy to implement.
BxSlider is an easy use JQuery plugin for displaying content slider on web. It has four options available such as manual slide, auto slide, manual fade, and ticker. This plugin is great for diplaying slider both text slider and images slider. Various settings available for customizing content slider like speed, auto: true/false, and ticker_direction.
simpleSli.de is a simple and lightweight (4kb compressed) jQuery slideshow plugin that can display any HTML content. With the little markup you need to add to your site, you get a full featureset, like the ability to put whatever data you want within the slide window, even mixed types, a proportionally-correct status display that configures itself, fullscreen display and swipe functionality.
Jonathan Snook published a post that describes making the “Simplest jQuery Slideshow”.
AnythingSlider is “full featured” slider that could be widely useful. This plugin can present any HTML content It can display any number of slides where navigation tabs are generated automatically.
Horinaja is a ready-to-use slide-show implementation, utilizing either scriptaculous/prototype or jQuery. Horinaja is innovative because it allows you to use a mousewheel for navigation. When the mouse is outside of the slide-show area, it scrolls. When hovering over the slide-show, the scrolling pauses.
Supersized is a jQuery plugin that resizes images/backgrounds to fit the whole screen & display them as a slideshow.
Easy Slider enables images or any content to slide horizontally or vertically on click. It is configurable with css alone. So, basically you link to plugin file, set the content up and style it with css.
Coda-Slider is a jQuery plugin which mimics the slider effect on the promo page for Panic’s Coda software.
s3Slider is slide show jQuery plugin. With s3Slider you can create simple and smooth (cross-fading…) image slideshows and/or showcases on your website. This plugin is JQuery version of jd`s smooth slide show script.
loopedSlider is a plugin made for jQuery that solves a simple problem, the looping of slide content. It was created to be easy to implement, smooth and most of all end the “content rewind” that most other content sliders suffer from.
Simple horizontal slider which grows up the current box when it’s in focus (image, title & text) and back down when it’s not in focus.