Best jQuery Carousel Plugins

As web developers, we spend precious time laying out our pages, using every UI concept in the book to conserve space, while trying to maintain a user’s focus on the task at hand. There are many techniques being used to decorate your website like Lightbox, Carousel and Tabs, sliders and many more. Amongst above techniques, jQuery Carousel Plugins help you to display content and images on your websites without any trouble and help you to make your websites more beautiful and lovely.

In this article we have generated a list of some of the Best jQuery Carousel plugins that will let you easily present images and contents on your websites and make them visually stunning and eye catching. Following jQuery carousel plugins are absolutely free and each of them comes with different features, functionality and several options for customization. So without further ado lets check them out and start integrating into your websites. Enjoy !!

1. Tikslus Carousel

Tikslus Carousel
Tikslus carousel is a jquery based fully responsive image carousel with
Support for custom animation Via CSS3 classes, and can be used without providing width and height of the images, also you can use it with jquery mobile plugin.

2. Silver Track

SilverTrack is a jQuery plugin designed to be extensible through other plugins. It has a small core and comes with very useful plugins.

3. Slick

Slick is a fully responsive touch carousel that comes with number of features such as desktop mouse dragging, infinite looping, autoplay, dots arrows, swipe enabled and many more.

4. Tiny Slider

Tiny Circleslider is a circular slider / carousel. That was built to provide web developers with a cool but subtle alternative to all those standard carousels. Tiny Circleslider can blend in on any webpage. It was built using the javascript jQuery library. It supports iPhone, iPad and Android as well. A interval can be set to slide automatically every given milliseconds.

5. iScroll

iScroll is a high performance, small footprint, dependency free, multi-platform javascript scroller. iScroll can handle any element that needs to be moved with user interaction. It adds scrolling, zooming, panning, infinite scrolling, parallax scrolling, carousels to your projects and manages to do that in just 4kb. Give it a broom and it will also clean up your office.

6. jCarousel Lite

jCarousel Lite
jCarousel Lite is a jQuery plugin that carries you on a carousel ride filled with images and HTML content. Put simply, you can navigate images and/or HTML in a carousel-style widget.
It is light weight, at about 2 KB in size, yet very flexible and customizable to fit most of our needs.

7. FlimRoll

flimroll carousel
FilmRoll is a lightweight jQuery carousel that focuses on one item at a time, centering it in the view, regardless of the relative sizes of the carousel items.

8. ConveyorBelt

Conveyor-Belt is a simple but well adjustable slideshow carousel jQuery plugin. Plenty of configurations available, including transition types; image fits; slideshow speeds;

9. Flexisel

Flexisel is a jQuery carousel plugin that works well on screen sizes down-to-mobile. It has settings for enabling autoplay, defining the animation speed and stopping on hover or not.The standard layout of Flexisel adapts to different screen sizes but also, the plugin provides an option to customize the “number of visible items” for the screen sizes preferred which offers a great experience for users.

10. Owl Carousel

Owl Carousel
OWL Carousel is touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create beautiful responsive carousel slider. It is fully customizable and comes with css3 3d transitions, mouse side events, touch event, multiple sliders and many others.

11. Blueimp Gallery

blueimp Gallery
blueimp Gallery is a touch-enabled, responsive and customizable image & video gallery, carousel and lightbox, optimized for both mobile and desktop web browsers. It features swipe, mouse and keyboard navigation, transition effects, slideshow functionality, fullscreen support and on-demand content loading and can be extended to display additional content types.

12. Elastislide

Elastislide is a responsive jQuery carousel plugin that will adapt its size and its behavior in order to work on any screen size. Inserting the carousel’s structure into a container with a fluid width will also make the carousel fluid.

13. InstaSlider

InstaSlider is a lightweight jQuery image slider / carousel plugin that populates content from an Instagram hashtag. This plugin can be fully customized using CSS.

14. Circular Content Carousel

This plugin uses slider which holds the content along with their brief description, when users click on content a small box expands next to the content slider, where users can read and see the detail information related to the topic and slider yet navigates.

15. Minimit Gallery

Minimit Gallery is a highly customizable, library agnostic plugin that does galleries, slideshows, carousels, slides, practically everything that has multiple states in less than 10kb Using Minimit Gallery you have more time to focus on the ideation and the dynamics of your interface, all the logic functionality instead is managed by the plugin.

16. jQuery.ulSlide

jquery ulslide
jQuery.ulSlide is just another slider/carousel that supports Slide, Fade, HTML5 Rotate, HTML5 Scale and Carousel effects. It is flexible and very simple to use. Any HTML can be used as slide content (not only images). Also the plugin supports pre-loading, lazy-loading and ajax-loading. If the mousewheel plugin has been included on the page then the slider will also respond to the mouse wheel.

17. jQuery Open Carousel

jQuery Open Carousel
jQuery Open Carousel is an open and easy to implement carousel display made using jQuery. It supports linking to scroll to any slide, automatic generation of indicator circles, and pretty much any content will work inside of it. Multiple carousels can exist on one page without conflict. Many configuration options can be set dynamically using data attributes.

18. jCarousel

jCarousel is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order. It provides a full-featured and flexible toolset for navigating any HTML based content in a carousel-like fashion.

19. Tiny Carousel

Tiny Carousel is a lightweight carousel for sliding html based content. It was built using the javascript jQuery library. Tiny Carousel was designed to be a dynamic lightweight utility that gives webdesigners a powerfull way of enhancing a websites user interface.

20. jQuery Image Scale Carousel

It is a jQuery plugin which auto-scales the images into appropriate height and width keeping their aspect ratio. The plugin simply converts an array of images to a slider and supports manual browsing with previous-next controls and auto-play. The download package also includes a PHP-based example which creates the “images array” itself by scanning a given directory.

21. Moodular

Moodular is a jQuery plugin which allows to create carousel/slider very easily. The plugin supports external function calls, easing, changing movement speed/direction, and even has a ‘carousel’ option, hence the carousel in the title. Images can be rounded, and you can switch between zooming and fading images.

22. jQuery Waterwheel Carousel

jQuery Waterwheel Image Carousel
jQuery Waterwheel Carousel plugin can display images with a cascading "waterwheel" effect. It can be positioned either horizontally or vertically, and it's appearance can be dramatically altered. The callback functions can be used to programatically trigger Lightbox-type effects, or load specific content into another region of the website, such as an image description.

23. Looper.js

Looper.js is an intuitive, lightweight carousel jQuery plugin. Cycle through your content without writing a single line of Javascript. To keep things simple, transition effects are optional and have been limited to slide and cross-fade. In browsers that don't support CSS transitions, jQuery's animate is used.

24. jQuery RS Carousel

jQuery RS Carousel
jQuery RS Carousel is a responsive and unobtrusive carousel written on top of jQuery and the jQuery UI Widget Factory providing a full and familiar API in less than 2.6kB minified and gzipped.

25. Hero Carousel

hero carousel
Hero Carousel is a jQuery carousel plugin with 100% widthand previews of next/previous slide. Also it has auto slide functionality.

26. jsCarousel

jsCarousel is a jquery slider plugin that slides contents in multi direction. jsCarousel slider can be used as a feature content slider as well. You can put any kind of contents you want whether images, text, videos, news etc. You can make simple image gallery with thumbnail support by using it.

27. jQuery Infinite Carousel

jQuery Infinite Carousel Plugin
The Infinite Carousel is a jQuery plugin that allows you to showcase any number of images and videos in a carousel-like fashion. Unlike some other carousels, the Infinite Carousel displays items in a continuous loop no matter how you navigate.

28. Agile Carousel

Agile Carousel is a jQuery plugin that allows us to create flexible (both in function and design) slideshows and carousel. The plugin uses JSON for the data format of the slides. You can select between "fade" or "slide" as the transition effect, duration of the transitions and intervals between each slide can all be defined.

29. jQuery Slideshow

jQuery Slideshow
jQuery Slideshow is a performant and developer friendlyimage slideshow and content carousel plugin with support for touch gestures. 2KB when gzipped.

30. dbpasCarousel

dbpasCarousel is another jQuery carousel plugin. This plugin will convert the ul element into a carousel. Also it has some options such as autoslide, autodelay, delay, hover pause etc.

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