JQuery is becoming almost every programmerâ€™s favorite language. It gives you freedom of displaying images galleries in the most effective way and with very little coding work. In a day and age when slideshows have become an integral part of the websites found on the Internet, the importance of jQuery cannot be ignored. Its ease usability has given it an edge over Flash slideshows.
Do you remember the days when we used to see images grouped in tables (tr / td) and once clicked they opened in a new window or even worse, a pop up! Those days are gone. Now we can use awesome jQuery plugins to showcase images in far more interesting ways. Slideshows provides great user experience. Checking and viewing image galleries have come a long way in terms of development. All this is thanks to jQuery. Today we have come up with a power pack of Best jQuery Slideshow Plugins, which you would definitely like to use for your own website or personal blog.
ShineTime â€“ A Kick-Ass New Gallery With Animated Shine Effects
Demo – Details â€œA new kick-ass jQuery and CSS3 gallery with animated shine effects.â€ This effect will make user interface elements look like theyâ€™re a polaroid photo (or made of glass).
Beautiful Photo Stack Gallery with jQuery and CSS3
Demo – Details In this tutorial we are going to create a nice and fresh image gallery. The idea is to show the albums as a slider, and when an album is chosen, we show the images of that album as a beautiful photo stack. In the photo stack view, we can browse through the images by putting the top most image behind all the stack with a slick animation.
Cloud Carousel – A 3d Carousel
Nivo Slider â€“ Image Slider
Demo – Details Webmasters often try to showcase different slogans or captions about their business in a prominent position. You may also find webmasters looking to showcase their products, portfolio or services in a prominent position of the website. Nivo Slider can be a great option for them.
Smooth Div Scroll
Demo – Details It is an awesome plugin that scrolls images or content horizontally and as the name suggests, scrolling is really smooth.
Demo – Details Looking for a full screen image slider that you may use as a background of your website? Try this.
Demo – Details Millions of people use Flickr to showcase or host their images. If your client is one of them and reluctant to use 2 separate places (Flickr and the Website) to update images, this jQuery plugin can help you a lot. It can dynamically pull images from a photoset in Flickr. Try this.
Simple Controls Gallery v1.3
Demo – Details Just looking for a simple photo gallery plugin that will showcase images with captions? Try out Simple Controls Gallery v1.3. Try this.
Demo – Details Does your 200 word content needs 10 images to explain or showcase and you do not want to make the page clumsy? jQuery.popeye 2.0 is an awesome plugin that can save your soul. Try this.
Demo – Details Pikachoose is a lightweight Jquery plugin with options such as slideshows, navigation buttons, and auto play. They have some example sites to see. Try this.
s3Slider jQuery plugin
Demo – Details Do you want to use a bold & smart image or product slideshow in the header section of the page? Do you have some texts to use with each image may be with some link to internal pages? This is a plugin that you may try.
Sliding Image Gallery
Demo – Details Just as the name suggests, it is yet another image gallery. It may look a bit unprofessional to you as far as the look and feel of the demo version is concerned but it got some good features too. Look at the demo 4 and find the arrow at the top right hand corner of the image â€“ click it for information on the image.
Demo – Details Here is yet another professional jQuery image slider plugin with (or without) prominent side buttons for navigation. It has got similar features like numeric navigation and continuous scroll.
Demo – Details Do you want to develop a photo gallery for your photographer client? This can be an awesome plugin to showcase the images with minor modifications or design adjustments. Try this.
jQuery Lightbox plugin
Demo – Details Do you just want to overlay the image on your page like Lightbox? Try this.
Demo – Details Do you want to showcase some super sized images in your photo gallery â€“ that will in fact cover the full screen? This is the plugin that you may try. The best thing is this plugin maintains image dimension ratio. Just cool.
Demo – Details Now here is another awesome photo gallery plugin â€“ just take a look at the full screen showcase and you will know what I mean. However, resolution may seem to be a BIG problem.
Demo – Details I know that you love Apple style. Here is a image gallery almost similar to that. You may use it to showcase products in Apple Style.
Fancy Thumbnail Hover Effect
Demo – Details Everybody plays with the image. Would you like to play with the thumbnail? Here is the plugin that you may try.
Slick Accessible Slideshow
Demo – Details Here is yet another image slider that you may try. You may use it to showcase products in the header section of your website.
Demo – Details Now here is another plugin that you may use to showcase images in a different style.
Demo – Details Now here is something really powerful and awesome. It is not just about images or content â€“ it is so powerful that you can do hell lot of things with that. Just take a look at the demo and you will know what I mean.
Demo – Details Here is another plugin that is highly customizable and got loads of built in features that should take care of most of your requirements.
Demo – Details Like prettyPhoto, letâ€™s not call it just another image viewer plugin built in jQuery. It is a complete media viewer inspired by lightbox.
Demo – Details Now here is another plugin which is highly customizable according to your need.
Demo – Details Do you want to offer download option to your images in the slide? Try this one.
As you can see above, there are a ton of Jquery slideshow plugins that you have to choose from. There’s a slew of these plugins being created by developers because Jquery is such an easy programming language that developers can put out some awesome plugins in a minimal amount of time. However, just because Jquery is an easy programming language you can’t disregard it. It’s a very powerful programming language, but takes minimal effort.
Go through the plugins above and you will surely find a Jquery slideshow plugin that will suit you and your website. There’s a slew of different slideshow styles and types to choose from, so you can experiment with each plugin until you find the right one. Once you’ve found the right one, you will easily be able to install it on your own website or blog.
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