9 Awesome Free jQuery Carousel Plugins and Tutorials

Web designing is evolving day by day and keeping up with all the latest trends is a must. Now a days the latest trend used by designers and developers is using sliding horizontal panels also known as Sliders or carousels in websites. It is a great way of increasing website’s usability and engages the users. Is doing it tough?! Well, not really — thanks to jquery which makes is really easy and handy. jQuery has made a lot of things quite easy and user-friendly. It is better than Flash in various things and is an awesome tool for all the web designers out there.

What is a carousel? For all those don’t know what a carousels, here is an introduction: carousel is an element which provides visitors easy access to various content items. It is basically a dynamic scrolling list of things in a horizontal order. Efficient sliders are also present out there which can be integrated into WordPress if you know how to do it properly.

Today we have a list of 9 Awesome Free jQuery Carousel Plugins and Tutorials. They are easy to use and the best part is that they are free. Both, amateur and advanced developers will find them useful.

If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on jQuery Parallax and Scrolling Effect Plugins,  Zoom Effects with jQuery PluginsjQuery Visual Effects TutorialsAwesome jQuery Plugins and jQuery Tools/Tricks

9 Awesome Free jQuery Carousel Plugins and Tutorials

JCarousel

JCarousel

This one is a great plugin which lets you manage the list of items in horizontal or vertical order. These items [static HTML content or loaded with or without AJAX] have the ability to be scrolled back and forth (with/without animation).

Cloud Carousel: A 3D Carousel in Javascript

Cloud Carousel- A 3D Carousel in Javascript

Doing a 3D carousel in JavaScript instead of in Flash has many advantages: first of all it is extremely easy to be integrated, it boasts a small file size, SEO, and degradability/accessibility.

jQuery MS Carousel

jQuery MS Carousel

One thing that makes it really cool is its freedom of use. You can use it on DIV, LI or any tag. A carousel is different in its appearance and feel. You have the ability to place (or not place) the next/previous button wherever you wish. The best thing is that it returns a carousel object and provides you the freedome to do whatever you want.

Floom

Floom

Floom provides you with a very unique and different of creating amazing slideshows for your website. On the website you have two choices of setting up Floom: The first if the object way, in which you have the ability of specifying the photo url and the caption utilizing the key-value notation. The other one is by passing a element collection, in which the passed element has to be the actual photo collection. Cool, right?

Roundabout For jQuery

Roundabout For jQuery

This one is a great plugin that has the ability of converting unsorted lists and other disorderly HTML structures into attractive, entertaining, interactive, turntable-like areas with ease. It is extremely customizable with anextensive API that lets you do quite awesome stuff. The requirement for Roundabout is jQuery (from version 1.2 successfully tested through version 1.7.1). It works on all major modern browsers and even some of the older ones too.

WOW Slider

WOW Slider

As the name suggests, this one is a jQuery picture slider with mazing visual effects (Blast, Fly, Blinds,Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns, Stack, Stack vertical and Basic linear) and a plethora of professionally made templates. It allows making sliders in seconds (without any coding or picture editing!) — thanks to its point-and-click wizard. WordPress slider plugin and Joomla slider module are also present.

Carousel Slideshow

Carousel Slideshow

Carousel Slideshow is a DHTML script that lets you present pictures on your site in a very nice way. It displays photos in a 3D, carousel fashion.

You have the ability to design the slideshow according to your choice, for instance, you can set slideshow to slide in from right to left, or reverse; it can be set to be 4-sided, 6, 8, or 12; you can add an optional link in each photo; it even pauses on mouseover. It is a DOM based script that works in modern DHTML browsers- IE5+, NS6+, Opera 7+.

Make a Mosiac Slideshow with jQuery and CSS

Make a Mosiac Slideshow with jQuery and CSS

In order to engage your visitors and make a good impression on them you have show them the things in a way they have never seen before. So this tutorial will teach you how to make a jQuery & CSS mosaic gallery. It will have a beautiful tile transition effect when moving from one slide to other.

jQuery Carousel Plugin

jQuery Carousel Plugin

A plethora of carousel are present out there, but most of them either require non-semantic mark-up, are not responsive which results in poor usability or have extra large file sizes. But now you don’t have to worry about all these things, thanks to jQuery Carousel Plugin! It is a really handy plugin which will prove to be really helpful for you.


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3 Comments

  1. Paul says:

    Nice collection!

    I’ve just written a tutorial on how to build a very simple jQuery slider. Think it’ll be useful for those starting to learn how to use animation with jQuery:

    http://paulmason.name/item/simple-jquery-carousel-slider-tutorial

  2. Kiss Honlapkészítés says:

    Wow! Thank You!

  3. Rafael says:

    Great collection. Thanks for sharing it.