10 Best Background Slideshows In JavaScript Or Pure CSS (2021 Update)

by jQueryScript,

Looking for a solution to create attractive backgrounds for the hero header or the whole body of your webpage?

This is a hand-picked list of 10 best JavaScript & Pure CSS solutions to create background slideshows that attract user's attention and increase engagement & conversion rates on the modern web app. Have fun.

Originally Published Nov, 2019, updated Apr 27 2021

Table of contents:

jQuery Background Slideshow Plugins:

jQuery Plugin For Automatic Background Slideshow with Image Zoom Effect - zoomslider

A responsive, full width, automatic slideshow from an array of background images, with a subtle image zoom effect.

jQuery Plugin For Automatic Background Slideshow with Image Zoom Effect - zoomslider

[Demo] [Download]


Background Slideshow With Ken Burns Effect - jQuery subtle-slideshow.js

A jQuery plugin used for generating a responsive fullscreen slideshow with Ken Burns effects based on CSS3 transforms and animations.

Background Slideshow With Ken Burns Effect - jQuery subtle-slideshow.js

[Demo] [Download]


Amazing Background & Slideshow Plugin - Vegas

Vegas is a amazing jQuery Plugin for adding beautiful fullscreen backgrounds to your webpages.

Amazing Background & Slideshow Plugin - Vegas

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Performant Background Slideshow In jQuery

A tiny, responsive, mobile-friendly, and high-performance background slideshow that automatically switches between background images with a cross fade transition effect.

Responsive Performant Background Slideshow In jQuery

[Demo] [Download]


Tiny Fast Background Image Slideshow - background-transition

A tiny, dynamic, fullscreen, blazing-fast jQuery background image slideshow plugin for attractive backgrounds.

Tiny Fast Background Image Slideshow - background-transition

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Background Slideshow Plugins:

Basic Background Slideshow In JavaScript – easy_background

easy_background is a vanilla JavaScript library to create a responsive, automatic, dynamic background slideshow from an array of images.

Basic Background Slideshow In JavaScript – easy_background

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Background Image Slideshow With Fade Transitions

A fully responsive background image slideshow with CSS3 powered fade transitions and next/prev/autoplay/pause controls.

Responsive Background Image Slideshow With Fade Transitions

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Background Slideshows:

CSS Only Crossfading Background Slideshow

A fullscreen background slideshow with a crossfade transition effect built only with HTML and CSS/CSS3.

CSS Only Crossfading Background Slideshow

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Background Slideshow With Ken Burns Effect

A fancy responsive background slideshow which uses CSS3 to fade through a group of background images with a Ken Burns effect.

Pure CSS Background Slideshow With Ken Burns Effect

[Demo] [Download]


Pure HTML / CSS Fullscreen Slideshow

A pure HTML/CSS/CSS3 responsive fullscreen slideshow that allows to fade though a group of background images.

Pure HTML / CSS Fullscreen Slideshow

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Backgrounds on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Background Slideshow and JavaScript/CSS Background Slideshow sections.

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