30 CSS Carousels
Are you looking for an effective way to display multiple slider items on your website? Look no further than a CSS carousel! A carousel allows the visitor to infinitely loop through carousel items by clicking/tapping the navigation controls or by swiping the screen (mobile).
I have handpicked CSS carousels that are responsive and adaptable to different screen sizes and devices. Find carousel plugins that enhance the user experience by allowing users to swipe, scroll or loop through items, with visible indicators and controls.
Other jQuery scripts we have discussed in our previous articles which you may find interesting
- 1 AngularJS Touch Carousel
- 2 Cross browser 3D Carousel
- 3 ItemSlide.js
- 4 PgwSlideshow – Responsive slideshow
- 5 Client Testimonials Carousel
- 6 Slick – Modern Carousel Slider plugin
- 7 Owl Carousel 2.0 – Touch enabled jQuery plugin
- 8 jQuery.Silver Track
- 9 AnoSlide – Ultra lightweight Responsive jQuery Carousel
- 10 Owl Carousel – Jquery Carousel Slider
- 11 3D Carousel Gallery
- 12 3D Carousel Using TweenMax.js & jQuery
- 13 Bootstrap Carousel
- 14 Bootstrap Moving Box Carousel
- 15 Tiny Circleslider
- 16 Thumbelina Content Slider
- 17 Wow – Carousel Slider
- 18 bxSlider – The Responsive jQuery Content Slider
- 19 jCarousel
- 20 Scrollbox : jQuery Plugin
- 21 dbpasCarousel
- 22 Flexisel : jQuery Responsive Carousel Plugin
- 23 Elastislide – A responsive image carousel
- 24 FlexSlider 2
- 25 Amazing Carousel
- 26 Responsive image gallery – Thumbnail Carousel
- 27 jQuery Liquid Carousel plugin
- 28 jQuery CarouFredsel
- 29 Responsive Infinite Carousel
- 30 Tikslus Carousel version 2.0
AngularJS Touch Carousel
An optimized carousel for mobile devices which can be implemented in your html by adding ‘rn-carousel’ attribute. This touch or mouse slide carousel has customizable transitions along with options like delay auto slide etc.
Cross browser 3D Carousel
A simple touch carousel slider with great transitions like swipe up/out, full screen touch based swipe to left/right is more than enough to use this plugin.
PgwSlideshow – Responsive slideshow
With less than 4KB this fully responsive slideshow and gallery carousel will sail across your website. You can check the demo page to find all options of this plugin before installing it on your html template.
Client Testimonials Carousel
A jquery ans css powered carousel designed for showing testimonials on your website. Place this carousel strategically as their is also an simple option to display all of your selected testimonials in a full page display.
Slick – Modern Carousel Slider plugin
Slick is a free jquery carousel plugin claiming to be a one solution for all your slider carousel requirements. This responsive carousel slider will let you enable swipe for mobile devices and desktop dragging to view through dozens of images fast. Transitions effects like fade, a cool feature to put one scrolling image in center mode, lazy loading of images with autoplay On and OFF are just superb options to use. New features include adding, filtering slides as you deem it fit on your carousel gallery.
Owl Carousel 2.0 – Touch enabled jQuery plugin
With a heavy set of features for both newbies and advanced developers owl carousel is a class of its own. This is an updated version of carousel slider to its predecessor with the same name. The slider also packs some built in plugins to improve the overall features. Animate, video play plugin, autoplay of slider, lazy load, auto height adjustments are the top plugins included.
Drag and touch support is integrated to improve mobile browsing with this responsive slider. Merge fit may be a new way of including large width images in slider without any issues, even for mobile browsers.
A light weight jquery plugin with useful plugins for developing a small core carousel slider which has less impact on the website performance. The carousel plugin can be used to display vertical and horizontal slider animations with your set of gallery images.
AnoSlide – Ultra lightweight Responsive jQuery Carousel
An ultra lightweight responsive jQuery carousel plugin which has been updated with more options than a regular slider. The features include single image preview, multiple images in carousel view and caption based slider if you are looking for one slider for all the features.
Owl Carousel – Jquery Carousel Slider
Owl carousel is a Touch and drag enabled jQuery plugin, easy to implement on your HTML code. The plugin is one of the best out there that lets you create beautiful responsive carousel slider without any special markup.
3D Carousel Gallery
3D Carousel Using TweenMax.js & jQuery
A beautiful 3D Carousel plugin if you ask me. This 3D carousel look under beta stage as i found some problems right away. If you are interested in testing and creating your own then this carousel is going to great help.
A responsive bootstrap carousel slider just for your new website.
Bootstrap Moving Box Carousel
Most used type of carousel in business, portfolio websites. You can see this in almost every type of website made today as it is very resourceful.
Its tiny and its overall resolution is already very small and viewable on mobile devices. Tiny circle slider is a circular slider / carousel built to provide developers a simple alternative to other sliders. With built in ios and android support this plugin can deliver some smoothness to your apps as well. Sliding through images in a circular fashion is quite interesting and well implemented which can be set on mouse drag and autoplay as well.Examples | Download
Thumbelina Content Slider
A Powerful, responsive, carousel for modern websites and devices, plus it works in both vertical and horizontal modes. The total size is 1kb once it is minified so its a ultra light plugin for smooth zoom transitions.Examples | Download
Wow – Carousel Slider
With over 50 effects this may be the biggest source for you to create unique slider design of your own in no time.
bxSlider – The Responsive jQuery Content Slider
Resize your browser to see the slider adapt. The bxslider comes with over 50 options and is capable of demonstrating its powerful features with various transition effects.
jCarousel is a jQuery plugin can help you manage gallery items with its powerful features. You can easy build a custom carousel slider of images with the carousel skeleton providing in the example. The slider is responsive and well optimized for mobile platforms.
Scrollbox : jQuery Plugin
jQuery Scrollbox is a lightweight plugin to develop your carousel slider or even a marquee for text based scrolling. The basic features include vertical and horizontal scroll effect with pause on hover over.
A simple carousel to use on your website if you are looking for fast carousel plugin, this plugin only comes with useful basic features needed for a slider plugin.
Flexisel : jQuery Responsive Carousel Plugin
Flexisel is inspired by one of the old school jquery plugins jCarousel and has made its complete focus on creating adapting its slider system on mobile, tablet devices. The responsive layout always differs for mobile devices from that of a re sized browser and Flexisel is well coded to adapt to small or big screens.
Elastislide – A responsive image carousel
Elastislide adapts to the screen size and you can even assign the minimum no of images to be always visible at a certain given resolution. Work well with a image gallery to show carousel by using a fixed wrapper style along with a vertical scroll effect.
Woothemes made this slider free to the public and its one of the the best responsive slider. The code display of different slider templates will be a boon to novice users and experts alike.
Amazing Carousel is a jQuery Image Scroller with a responsive code and has been built for multiple cms like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. This responsive jQuery Carousel supports Android, IOS and desktop variants without any compatibility issues. The pre made templates of amazing carousel will let you present images in vertical, horizontal and circular modes.
Responsive image gallery – Thumbnail Carousel
A easy tutorial is setup to create a responsive image gallery with thumbnail by using Elastislide plugin and the source code is free to download. The plugin is well adapted to modern devices.
jQuery Liquid Carousel plugin
Liquid carousel is a similar jQuery plugin as Elastislide, where the container of the carousel and the number of items displayed is adjustable relative to screen size.Example | Download
CarouFredSel is a plugin which lets you integrate websites like Flickr, 500px and instagram along with manually fetching images from your own source. The jQuery version has been made free to download and it is available on github.
Responsive Infinite Carousel
A custom project by Lucas Motta to create a circular responsive carousel with infinite image scroll. There is no limit to scrolling when it comes to this unique jquery, html code.
Tikslus Carousel version 2.0
A totally different implementation of previous and next arrows can be seen with this responsive carousel slider. This plugin gives a simplistic feeling to the images being previewed. More features which we may not come across in a carousel plugin these days are a full screen and pause buttons on the preview image. Take a look at the features this plugin offers and i’m sure this plugin will come in handy for some categories of projects.