Image and content sliders are everywhere, they are a trend that sprung to life last year with a bang and has escalated to point were seemingly every other new web design project has one. As a result of this popularity there are literally hundreds of jQuery slider plugins and scripts freely available, all will offer slightly different functionality, making it very hard to choose which one best suits you.
In this news round-up we take a closer look at the best of the freshest jQuery slider plugins.
Nivo Slider is a lightweight (5kb compressed) jQuery plugin for creating good-looking image sliders. It simply converts an element that wraps images into a slider and offers 9 unique transition effects.
Nivo Slider – The Most Awesome jQuery Image Slider
The goal of this project is to try to recreate the Flash content switcher from MLB.com using jQuery and CSS3.
Recreating the MLB.com Content Switcher with jQuery and CSS3
jQuery.popeye is an advanced image gallery script, built to help you save space when displaying a collection of images and offers your users a nice and elegant way to show a big version of your images without leaving the page flow. The script is quick and easy to setup and it offers great flexibility in both behaviour and styling.
jQuery.popeye 2.0 – an inline lightbox alternative