Best of 50+ jQuery Carousel Roundup

Blogging Tips — By on May 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

In web design a carousel is an element giving visitors easy access to several content items. It is typically a dynamic scrolling list of items in horizontal order. The items, which can be static HTML content or loaded with (or without) AJAX, can be scrolled back and forth (with or without animation).

Using sliding horizontal panels also known as Carousels and Sliders to feature top content is one of the strongest web design trends over the last couple of years. It’s a very effective method to increase the web site usability and engage the user.

The reason for this trend is mainly the arrival of jQuery that have made it almost a “walk in the park” to add a jQuery Carousel or jQuery image slider plugin to a web site.

Today there are many excellent free jQuery Carousel plugins available and it makes it difficult to choose the best. This article has been created specifically to help you get started using jQuery Carousels but you may also want to check out some jQuery Slider plugins.

1. Agile jQuery Carousel

Agile jQuery Carousel

Highly customizable jQuery Carousel plugin so you can build according to your requirements. JSON data format is used to provide easier integration with external data or data from your CMS. Use it for agile web development. This is an all new version written from scratch. JQuery UI effects and the ability to read files on the server are no longer included. New features are added, such as “Control Sets” which allow for a more customizable setup. Now posted on Github for faster development. Agile jQuery Carousel examples.

2. AVIA SLIDER

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This plugin features 8 unique transition effects, image preloader, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.

MORE INFO / DEMO – by CodeCanyon (premium plugin)

3. SLIDEDECK

Slidedeck

SlideDeck is a popular image slider script allowing you to organize any type of web content into a beautiful and user-friendly slider. Recently a WordPress version of this popular slider was made available, called SlideDeck2 and it is worth checking out for sure!

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4. JQUERY BANNER ROTATOR / JQUERY SLIDER

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This is a jQuery banner rotator plugin featuring multiple transitions. The thumbnails and buttons allow for easy navigation of your banners/ads. The banner rotator is also re-sizable and configurable through the plugin’s parameters.

MORE INFO / DEMO – by CodeCanyon (premium plugin)

5. Coin Slider

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This jQuery slider features smooth transition effects and is compatible with Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 2+, Google Chrome 3+, Opera 9+

6. ESTRO JQUERY EFFECT SLIDER

ESTRO JQUERY EFFECT SLIDER

This jQuery plugin uses unobstrusive javascript to transform a block of simple HTML markup into a georgous elegant slider, which can be completely customized using HTML5 data attributes. The markup is valid HTML5 and SEO optimzied, with all content always being available to search engines. When using this plugin, your page layout will be consistent even if javascript has been disabled.
This slider includes a smooth and powerful Ken Burns effect which is completely configurable and compatible with all major browsers (including ie7 to ie9, Firefox Chrome, Opera, Safari) and mobile platforms like iphone / ipad. If the Ken Burns effect is not your thing, that’s OK because the “Estro” slider also includes a 2-way “Swipe” mode with configurable transitions.

MORE INFO / DEMO – by CodeCanyon (premium plugin)

7. Rcarousel

jquey carousel, Rcarousel

rCarousel – yet another (but super duper) continuous jQueryUI carousel. It has lots of features and good examples.

8. Theatre Carousel

Theatre Carousel

This jQuery Carousel can do both horizontal and vertical sliders and in particular the horizontal carousel looks awesome. Really simple to use and it has good control options.

9. Cloud Carousel

Cloud Carousel

This jQuery carousel features optional auto-reflections, and the information contained in the Alt and Title tags of the images can optionally be displayed as you hover over each image.

There are some benefits to doing this kind of thing in JavaScript rather than Flash, not least of which is the ease of integration, small file size, SEO, and inherent degradability/accessibility. Not having another dev-tool in the workflow is another plus.

The carousel features realistic perspective. Many 3d carousels only apply perspective scaling to the size of the images, not their positions. This results in disproportionate gaps appearing between items as they shrink in the distance which looks odd.

10. jQuery Ms Carousel

jquery Ms Carousel

Each carousel can have own look & feel and behavior. Put next/previous button wherever you want or don’t put anywhere its up to you. The most important part is; it returns a carousel object and do whatever you want.

11. Carousel WordPress Plugin

Carousel WordPress Plugin

This is is an awesome and very powerful jQuery Carousel for WordPress. Really suggest you check it out if you use WordPress.

12. BX Slider

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13. jQuery popeye 2.0

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This popeye-box uses the standard options: it floats to the left and opens to the right, its navigation and caption show on mouseover. By placing the navigation inside the stage area (where the image is displayed), we can get it to hover above the image.

14. RoundAbout for jQuery – cool and different jQuery Carousel

RoundAbout for jQuery

Roundabout is a jQuery plugin that converts a structure of static HTML elements into a highly customizable turntable-like interactive area.

15. Roundabout Shapes

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Roundabout Shapes provide even more paths along which your Roundabout can move. The current version of Roundabout Shapes offers eleven additional movements.

16. Wow Slider

Wow Slider

WOW Slider is a jQuery image slider with stunning visual effects (Blast, Fly, Blinds, Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns) and tons of professionally made templates. WOW Slider is packed with a point-and-click wizard to create fantastic sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing.

17. Icarousel

iCarousel - Horizontal images slider

Carousel is an open source (free) javascript tool for creating jQuery carousel like widgets

18. Carousel Slideshow

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Carousel Slideshow is a fabulous DHTML script for the showcasing of images on your site. It displays images in a 3D, carousel fashion.

19. Carou Fredsel

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20. jQuery Carousel plugin

jQuery Carousel plugin

This plugin has been rewritten using jQuery UI’s Widget Factory with a few extra features including autoScroll

21. Making Mosiac Slideshow with jQuery and CSS

Making Mosiac Slideshow with jQuery and CSS

22. Barousel

Barousel is a jQuery plugin

Barousel is a jQuery plugin to easily generate simple carousels where each slide is defined by an image + any type of related content.

23. 3d Carousel

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24. Anything Slider

anything slider

AnythingSlider brings together the functionality of all previous sliders and their features.

25. jDigiclock slider

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26. Dual slider

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27. Liquid Carousel

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28. slides

Slides is a slideshow plugin for jQuery

Slides is a slideshow plugin for jQuery that is built with simplicity in mind. Packed with a useful set of features to help novice and advanced developers alike create elegant and user-friendly slideshows.

29. FBISCarousel

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30. jCarousel

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31. Feature jQuery carousel

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32. K3d jQuery Carousel

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33. Prototype UI Carousel

Prototype

34. 3d Rotation Viewer

This cool stuff easily creates a 3D rotation viewer in UIZE that lets users rotate the view of an object a full 360 degrees using a mouse, or finger on the Apple iPad.

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35. Full Page Image Gallery with jQuery

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This is a stunning full page gallery with scrollable thumbnails and a scrollable full screen preview. This works with thumbnails bar at the bottom of the page that scrolls automatically when the user moves the mouse. When a thumbnail is clicked, it moves to the center of the page and the full screen image is loaded in the background. Now the user can move up and down and the image will get scrolled automatically, giving him the opportunity to see all of the image.

36.HTML5 Slideshow w/ Canvas and jQuery

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This effect creates progressively enhanced slideshow with a fancy transitioning effect.

37. How to Create a jQuery Carousel with WordPress Posts

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38. jQuery Carousel Gallery for WordPress

jQuery Carousel Gallery for WordPress

This plugin builds on the builtin WordPress gallery, and replaces any gallery inserted using the tag with a neat jQuery powered carousel. By carousel it means you can browse through all the pictures in the gallery and they’ll slide from the right to the left and seamlessly start over at the end.

39. Making an infinite JQuery carousel

Making an infinite JQuery carousel

40. Just Another Carousel

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41. Supersized jQuery plugin

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Supersized jQuery plugin is a full screen background and slideshow that you can use to satisfy the craving of your clients for big and wonderful pictures.

42. Step jQuery Carousel Viewer

step jquey carousel

Step jQuery Carousel Viewer displays images or even rich HTML by side scrolling them left or right. Users can step to any specific panel on demand, or browse the gallery sequentially by stepping through x number of panels each time. A smooth sliding animation is used to transition between steps. And fear not in taming this script to go exactly where you want it to- two public methods, two custom event handlers, and three “status” variables are here for that purpose.

43. Thumbnails Navigation Gallery with jQuery

Thumbnails Navigation Gallery with jQuery is an extraordinary gallery with scrollable thumbnails that slide out from a navigation. It has a menu of albums where each item can reveal a horizontal bar with thumbnails when clicked. The thumbnails container will scroll automatically when the user moves the mouse to the left or the right.

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44. Sideways – Fullscreen Gallery

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Sideways is a simple, yet elegant fullscreen image gallery created with the jQuery framework and some simple CSS.

44. Nivo Slider

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Nivo slider is an awesome jQuery slider that features smooth transition, keyboard navigation and html captions.

45. JCoverflip

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jCoverflip has been developed to enable fast and granular customization of the look and feel and feature set.

46. jQuery Infinite Carousel Plugin

infinite jquey carousel

Unlike most carousel plugins which stop when they get to the last image, this one allows the show to go on infinitely without any user intervention.
If you have three images you want to display, after the third image has been displayed, the first image will be next. Through some clever JavaScript, images are shuffled around so that it appears as if the carousel is a true carousel and never ends.

47. jMyCarousel

jquey carousel, Jmycarousel

jMyCarousel is a free, highly customizable, non obstructive carousel written in javascript, based on jquery, and created to suit any need. It enables to display a list or gallery of images in a dynamic way. It can be adapted very easily to any layout, and the way it animates the picture is adaptable.

48. SEXY SLIDER

sexy slider

SexySlider is a jQuery slider plugin that lets you easily create powerful javascript Sliders with very nice transition effects. Enhance your website by adding a unique and attractive slider!

MORE INFO / DEMO – by CodeCanyon (premium plugin)

49. jQuery Carrousel

jquey carousel

Moodular is a jQuery plugin which allows to create carousel/slider very easily. Moodular comes from the contraction of two words : mood & modular.

50. Step Carousel Viewer

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Step Carousel Viewer displays images or even rich HTML by side scrolling them left or right. Users can step to any specific panel on demand, or browse the gallery sequentially by stepping through x number of panels each time. A smooth sliding animation is used to transition between steps.

51. Galleria

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Galleria is a JavaScript image gallery framework built on top of the jQuery library. Its goal is to simplify the process of creating professional image galleries for the web and mobile devices.

52. Floom (MooTools)

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Floom is an extendible blinds-like slideshow widget for MooTools 1.3+.

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