3 best JavaScript plugins for responsive slideshow

Today it’s hard to miss the slideshow in the application that accompanies a website, and even if the slideshow is not always necessary when you need to do so arm yourself with the right tools. I will present three tools that are alike and offering all their peculiarities.

Here is a small selection means exhaustive, but provides the tools I’ve tested in the past in web projects.

iDangerous Swiper

swiper-idangerousiDangerous it is this team that develops Framework7 and newly Template7. It does a lot of research to propose effective solutions open source solutions .

Swiper offers many demonstrations that I invite you to look to see where you step if you make the choice of this script for your slideshow.

  • Not dependent on jQuery
  • Responsive
  • Compatible with events Touch
  • Compatibility Grab (action click/drag with the mouse)
  • Autoplay optional
  • CSS3 Animation (hardware acceleration)
  • Activatable resistance effect
  • JSON Data
  • Touch App Framework
  • Slider nested (nested sliders)
  • Horizontal or vertical
  • Multiple occurrences
  • Simple slide or multiple items (or “freewheel”)
  • Consideration resizing
  • Callback several handy events
  • Relatively light considering he embarks and the lack of need for jQuery (44 KB minified JS + CSS 3 kb)

 Flickity

flickity-sliderFlickity is a little more recent, and I have not had the opportunity to test it in production, but from what I could see this is no way inferior to its predecessors.

Some of its benefits:

  • Not dependent on jQuery
  • Bootable with JS, jQuery or HTML5 data- *
  • Responsive
  • Compatibility with events Touch
  • Compatibility Grab (action click/drag with the mouse)
  • Auto play (optional)
  • Simulation of resistance
  • Simple slide or multiple items (or “freewheel”)
  • Consideration resizing
  • Function “watch CSS” to synchronize the slideshow to the media queries
  • Compatible ImageLoaded for the asynchronous loading of images
  • Keyboard Accessibility Option
  • RTL Option
  • Option of previous and next buttons and pagination
  • Examples of CSS codes
  • Documented API
  • 53 kb and 2.6 kb JS CSS

Owl Carousel

Owl CarouselOwl Carousel is used in a lot of WordPress, and static integrations sold or shared on the web themes. The tool is very comprehensive and offers an exuberant API, so to speak. Here is a summary:

  • Depending on jQuery
  • Responsive
  • Touch enabled
  • Grab enabled
  • Optional autoplay
  • CSS3 Animation (hardware acceleration)
  • Lazyload images
  • JSON data
  • Multiple occurrences
  • Simple slide or multiple items
  • Consideration resizing
  • Callback several handy events
  • Relatively light (23 kb minified JS + CSS 5 kb)

I hope this small selection of slideshow consistent touch will be useful. Do not hesitate if you have any feedback on their use.

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