20 Killer Image Sliders & Carousels

Published On May 2, 2010
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Whenever I am developing a new website or WordPress theme, I try and look for new kind of content sliders and carousel scripts (that can scroll images & HTML content). Over a period of time, I have bookmarked some efficient sliders that can also be easily integrated into WordPress if you have the skills. I am sure these will be helpful to both moderate and advanced developers alike. Here is the list :-

1. Sproing!

This is a lively script that make your images grow in size whenever someone hovers their cursor over the thumbnails.

2. Easy Slider JQuery Plugin

An easily configurable content slider plugin for JQuery that supports both horizontal and vertical scrolling. I have used this for my last Premium theme – Freedom.

3. Floom

This is the prettiest of them all! It uses Mootools to beautifully transition between images and overall a very cutting-edge image slider.

4. Lightweight JQuery Content Slider

This is another JQuery slider plugin with the lightest footprint of only 380Kb. A great option if you quickly need to integrate a slider into your website.

5. Automatic Image Slider with CSS & JQuery

A nifty styled Image slider using CSS and JQuery script. This can be used quickly by just replacing the images with your own.

6. JQuery Pager Plugin

This is another content scroller with navigation links to scroll between slides – hence the name, Pager.

7. Image Rotator

A great way to display portfolio pieces, E-Commerce product images, or even as an image gallery.

8. Anything Slider

This is a HTML content slider that comes with both navigation tabs, scrolling arrows, autoplay feature and much more.

9. JQuery Coda Slider

This is an accessible ‘Coda’-like slider interface that also allows you to place links to the sliding content anywhere on the page and have the effect (and navigation) still work.

10. S3slider

A very sleek content slider that scrolls transparent, layered content over your images.

11. Featured Content Slider

With this slider, you can show off the best content of your website or blog in a nice intuitive way that will surely catch more eyeballs.

12. Moving Boxes

With zooming panels (in/out) and scroller buttons, this content slider is a total winner!

13. Sliding Boxes & Captions

This script lets you make animated boxes with sliding layers of content on mouseovers. Very neat looking!

14. GalleryView

GalleryView aims to provide JQuery users with a flexible, attractive content gallery that is both easy to implement and a snap to customize. You can even create your themes for this slider if you wish to do so.

15. JQuery Scrollable

The purpose of this library is to make it extremely easy to add scrolling functionality to a website. Whenever you wish to scroll HTML elements in a visually-appealing manner, this is the only library you need. It scrolls with mouse clicks and even with mouse wheel scrolling action.

16. Carousel WordPress Plugin

This is actually a WordPress plugin that lets you insert a content slider into your posts or pages with ease.

17. JQuery Easy Slides

Possibly the easiest to use JQuery plugin for making slideshows!

18. Looped Slider

Again, a JQuery based slider that lets you display images and content in the form of slides. It uses little dots for navigation.

19. YoxView

YoxView is a free image and video viewer for websites. It’s written in javascript using JQuery and is available as a JQuery plugin.

20. Slick Slideshow

This is a slick and web accessible slideshow widget for your site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (JQuery). The site also includes the tutorial where you can learn to do this yourself.

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Nice article, I used S3Slider before. Easy slider looks nice too for some sub pages. Have to test them with IE9, recently had lot of problems with with my sites in IE9 🙁

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I wonder if this could be implemented on my prestashop site, I try to find some prestashop plugin but WOW… a simple image slider cost 40 Euros. I better to do it my self…

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hi..

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but still a little bit confuse about the code..

where should i put them?
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Yeah, featured content and image sliders are really not that hard to implement in your site. A simple plugin and adjusting the settings and your off and sliding.

If you need any help with this, let me know and we can give you a hand.

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Honestly out of all the lists for awesome image sliders and carousels, this is by far the best. I haven’t even seen half of these before! Thanks 🙂

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Actually, yeah I’m surprised that one didn’t make the list. I’ve used that one quiet a bit

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