Simple Text Slider/Rotator with jQuery and CSS

Simple Text Slider/Rotator with jQuery and CSS
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A jQuery based content carousel/slider which enables you to rotate a list of fix positioned text content with click or automatically.

How to use it:

1. Create prev/next links to navigate through your text content.

<div class="btn-bar">
  <div id="buttons">
    <a id="prev" href="#">&lt;</a>
    <a id="next" href="#">&gt;</a> 
  </div>
</div>

2. Create a list of text content for the slider.

<div id="slides">
  <ul>
    <li class="slide">
      ...
    </li>
    <li class="slide">
      ...
    </li>
    <li class="slide">
      ...
    </li>
  </ul>
</div>

3. The basic style rules for the slider.

#slides {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;
  height: 250px;
}

#slides ul {
  list-style: none;
  width: 100%;
  height: 250px;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  position: relative;
}

#slides li {
  width: 100%;
  height: 250px;
  float: left;
  text-align: center;
  position: relative;
  font-family: lato, sans-serif;
}

4. Styling for prev and next buttons.

.btn-bar {
  width: 60%;
  margin: 0 auto;
  display: block;
  position: relative;
  top: 40px;
}

#buttons {
  padding: 0 0 5px 0;
  float: right;
}

#buttons a {
  text-align: center;
  display: block;
  font-size: 50px;
  float: left;
  outline: 0;
  margin: 0 60px;
  color: #b14943;
  text-decoration: none;
  display: block;
  padding: 9px;
  width: 35px;
}

a#prev:hover,
a#next:hover {
  color: #FFF;
  text-shadow: .5px 0px #b14943;
}

5. The core JavaScript (jQuery) to enable the slider.

$(document).ready(function () {
  //rotation speed and timer
  var speed = 5000;
  
  var run = setInterval(rotate, speed);
  var slides = $('.slide');
  var container = $('#slides ul');
  var elm = container.find(':first-child').prop("tagName");
  var item_width = container.width();
  var previous = 'prev'; //id of previous button
  var next = 'next'; //id of next button
  slides.width(item_width); //set the slides to the correct pixel width
  container.parent().width(item_width);
  container.width(slides.length * item_width); //set the slides container to the correct total width
  container.find(elm + ':first').before(container.find(elm + ':last'));
  resetSlides();
  
  
  //if user clicked on prev button
  
  $('#buttons a').click(function (e) {
    //slide the item
    
    if (container.is(':animated')) {
      return false;
    }
    if (e.target.id == previous) {
      container.stop().animate({
        'left': 0
      }, 1500, function () {
        container.find(elm + ':first').before(container.find(elm + ':last'));
        resetSlides();
      });
    }
    
    if (e.target.id == next) {
      container.stop().animate({
        'left': item_width * -2
      }, 1500, function () {
        container.find(elm + ':last').after(container.find(elm + ':first'));
        resetSlides();
      });
    }
    
    //cancel the link behavior      
    return false;
    
  });
  
  //if mouse hover, pause the auto rotation, otherwise rotate it  
  container.parent().mouseenter(function () {
    clearInterval(run);
  }).mouseleave(function () {
    run = setInterval(rotate, speed);
  });
  
  
  function resetSlides() {
    //and adjust the container so current is in the frame
    container.css({
      'left': -1 * item_width
    });
  }
  
});
//a simple function to click next link
//a timer will call this function, and the rotation will begin

function rotate() {
  $('#next').click();
}

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by TyStelmach. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.