10 Best Carousel Plugins In jQuery/JavaScript/CSS (2019 Update)

by jQueryScript,

What is Carousel?

The carousel is one of the most popular UI components in modern web design. A carousel allows you to present your favorite images, products, blog posts, or any other contents in an infinitely rotating interface.

What's the difference between Carousel And Slider?

In general, a carousel allows the visitor to infinitely loop through carousel items by clicking/tapping the navigation controls or by swiping the screen (mobile). It means that the carousel will automatically back to the first item when you reach the last one and continue to navigate. And the slider usually stops running when you reach the last slide.

The best Carousel plugin

In this blog post you will find the 10 best, responsive, and easy-to-use Carousel plugins implemented in jQuery, Vanilla JavaScript, or pure CSS/CSS3. Feel free to download and use them in your next web or mobile design project. Have fun!

Table of contents:

Originally Published Nov 08 2017, updated June 2nd 2019

jQuery Carousel Plugins:

Fully Responsive & Flexible jQuery Carousel Plugin - slick

Slick is a fresh new jQuery plugin for creating fully customizable, responsive and mobile friendly carousels/sliders that work with any html elements.

Fully Responsive & Flexible jQuery Carousel Plugin - slick

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive and Flexible Mobile Touch Slider - Swiper

Swiper is a powerful javascript library to implement responsive, accessible, flexible, touch-enabled carouses/sliders on your mobile websites and apps.

Responsive and Flexible Mobile Touch Slider - Swiper

[Demo] [Download]


Lightweight Responsive Content Slider Plugin with jQuery and CSS3 - lightslider

lightslider is a lightweight yet fully customizable jQuery slider plugin that supports any Html contents and makes use of CSS3 transitions and transforms to create smooth 'fade' or 'slide' effects.

Lightweight Responsive Content Slider Plugin with jQuery and CSS3 - lightslider

[Demo] [Download]


Fully Responsive & Mobile-friendly jQuery Carousel Plugin - Owl Carousel 2

jQuery OWL Carousel 2 helps you create a highly customizable, fully responsive, mobile touch-friendly content carousel/slider with lots of useful functionalities for modern web/mobile designs.

Fully Responsive & Mobile-friendly jQuery Carousel Plugin - Owl Carousel 2

[Demo] [Download]


Easy & Responsive jQuery Carousel Slider Plugin - FilmRoll

FilmRoll is a jQuery slider plugin for creating a responsive carousel that has the ability to center the selected item on the page, especially when all of the items had varying widths.

Easy & Responsive jQuery Carousel Slider Plugin - FilmRoll

[Demo] [Download]


Professional jQuery Content Slider Plugin - Slider Pro

Slider Pro is a professional jQuery plugin which allows you to display a group of mixed content in a responsive and touch compatible slider.

Professional jQuery Content Slider Plugin - Slider Pro

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Multi-slide Carousel Plugin With jQuery - Multislider

Multislider is a responsive, customizable, dynamically-resized jQuery slider/carousel plugin that allows for any content types and supports multiple items in a slide.

Responsive Multi-slide Carousel Plugin With jQuery - Multislider

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive 3D Image Carousel Plugin with jQuery - jR3DCarousel

jR3DCarousel is a jQuery responsive carousel plugin that provides a simple way to cycle through an array of images with various 3D effects.

Responsive 3D Image Carousel Plugin with jQuery - jR3DCarousel

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive Image Zoom Slider/Slideshow With jQuery

This is a responsive, fullscreen, dynamic, and automatic image slider/slideshow/carousel plugin that fades through an array of images with zoom in/out effects.

Responsive Image Zoom Slider/Slideshow With jQuery

[Demo] [Download]


Flexible Responsive jQuery Image Slider Plugin - Simple Slider

A fully responsive jQuery image carousel slider plugin that features endless loop, auto rotation, arrows navigation, dots pagination and CSS3 animations.

Flexible Responsive jQuery Image Slider Plugin - Simple Slider

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Carousel Plugins:

Touch-enabled Carousel Slider with Pure JavaScript – zSlider

zSlider is a pure JavaScript library which takes a list of html elements and then converts them into a responsive, touch-enabled carousel slider.

Touch-enabled Carousel Slider with Pure JavaScript – zSlider

[Demo] [Download]


Touch-enabled Pure JavaScript Carousel

A basic, mobile friendly JavaScript carousel that enables you slide infinitely through a group of html elements with touch swipe support.

Touch-enabled Pure JavaScript Carousel

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Responsive Carousel Slideshow with Vanilla JavaScript

A simple to use, pure vanilla Javascript slideshow which allows the visitor to cycle through a series of html content with both arrows and bullets navigation.

https://www.cssscript.com/simple-responsive-carousel-slideshow-with-vanilla-javascript/

[Demo] [Download]


Basic Image Carousel With Pure JavaScript – siema.js

siema.js is a minimal vanilla JavaScript plugin used for generating a basic yet customizable and draggable slider/carousel without any 3rd dependencies.

Basic Image Carousel With Pure JavaScript – siema.js

[Demo] [Download]


Pure JavaScript Responsive Content Slider with CSS3 Animations – Leps Slider

Leps Slider is a simple-to-use JavaScript slideshow plugin for creating a responsive, fullscreen, carousel-style, fully configurable content slider that supports all CSS3 animations.

Pure JavaScript Responsive Content Slider with CSS3 Animations – Leps Slider

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS/CSS3 Carousels:

Pure Html / CSS Responsive Carousel – Cari

Cari is a pure HTML / CSS solution to make a responsive content carousel slider without the need of any JavaScript.

Pure Html / CSS Responsive Carousel – Cari

[Demo] [Download]


3D Perspective Carousel with CSS3 Transforms

A pure CSS 3D perspective carousel that automatically rotate through a group of html content using CSS3 transforms.

3D Perspective Carousel with CSS3 Transforms

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive DIV Carousel With Pure CSS

Just another CSS only carousel component which allows you to slide infinitely through a group of DIV elements using CSS3 transitions and transforms.

Responsive DIV Carousel With Pure CSS

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Cross-fading Image Carousel Slider

A pure CSS background image carousel slider with a crossfade transition effect built using Html, CSS , and CSS3 transitions & transforms.

Pure CSS Cross-fading Image Carousel Slider

[Demo] [Download]


Lightweight Cross-fading Carousel with Pure CSS – Galarie.css

Galarie.css is a lightweight CSS library for generating an automatic, cross-fading carousel from any html content.

Lightweight Cross-fading Carousel with Pure CSS – Galarie.css

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

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