Lightweight & Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin - Simple Slideshow

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Lightweight & Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin - Simple Slideshow

Simple Slideshow is a small jQuery slider plugin for creating full responsive, touch-friendly and fast content slider/slideshow on your website.


  • Arrows, dot, and swipe (on mobile device)navigation.
  • Enlarges the dots navigation on touch devices.
  • Full responsive with no dependencies on javascript.
  • Easy to use and customizable.
  • Infinite looping as a carousel.

How to use it:

1. Markup the html.

<div class="slider slider--disabled">
  <button class="slider__button slider__button--previous">
    <b class="slider__button__icon">« Previous</b>
  <button class="slider__button slider__button--next">
    <b class="slider__button__icon">Next »</b>

  <div class="slider__strip">
    <div class="slider__slide slider__slide--1 slider__slide--sticky"></div>
    <div class="slider__slide slider__slide--2"></div>
    <div class="slider__slide slider__slide--3"></div>
    <div class="slider__slide slider__slide--4"></div>
    <div class="slider__slide slider__slide--5"></div>
    <div class="slider__slide slider__slide--6"></div>

  <div class="slider__markers"></div>

2. Load the jQuery javascript library and jQuery Simple Slideshow plugin on the page.

<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="touch-slider.css">
<script src="touch-slider.js"></script>

3. Create and initialize the slideshow.

new TouchSlider({ slider: '.slider', canLoop: true }).init();

4. Add the following styles to your CSS file.

.slider { height: 100%; }

.slider__strip { height: 100%; }

.slider__slide {
  overflow: hidden;
  background-position: 50% 50%;
  background-size: cover;

.slider__slide--1 { background-image: url(../img/example1.jpg); }

.slider__slide--2 { background-image: url(../img/example2.jpg); }

.slider__slide--3 { background-image: url(../img/example3.jpg); }

.slider__slide--4 { background-image: url(../img/example4.jpg); }

.slider__slide--5 { background-image: url(../img/example5.jpg); }

.slider__slide--6 { background-image: url(../img/example6.jpg); }

.slider__button, .slider__marker {
  margin: 0;
  background: none;
  border: 0;
  cursor: pointer;
  -webkit-appearance: none;
  -moz-appearance: none;
  appearance: none;

.slider--disabled .slider__button, .slider--disabled .slider__marker { display: none; }

.slider__button__icon {
  display: block;
  width: 23px;
  height: 36px;
  background: transparent url(../img/arrow.png) no-repeat 0 -36px;
  background: transparent url(../img/arrow.svg) no-repeat 0 -36px;
  background-size: 23px 72px;
  text-indent: -10000px;

.slider__button--next .slider__button__icon {
  left: 10px;
  background-position: 0 0;

.slider__button--next {
  padding-right: 7px;
  padding-left: 10px;
 .slider__button::-moz-focus-inner {
 margin: -1px;
 padding: 0;

.advanced .slider__button {
  position: absolute;
  top: 50%;
  display: block;
  width: 40px;
  height: 36px;
  margin-top: -36px;
  padding-right: 10px;
  padding-left: 7px;

.slider__markers {
  position: relative;
  top: -45px;
  height: 15px;
  padding: 15px 10px;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: .8em;

.slider--enable-touch .slider__markers {
  top: -65px;
  padding: 25px 10px;

.slider__marker {
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 0;
  width: 10px;
  height: 10px;
  background: white;
  border-radius: 5px;
  text-indent: -10000px;
  opacity: .4;

.slider__marker--sticky {
  background-color: #3172dd;
  opacity: 1;

.slider__marker+.slider__marker { margin-left: 10px; }

.slider--enable-touch .slider__marker {
  width: 16px;
  height: 16px;
  border-radius: 8px;

.slider--enable-touch .slider__marker+.slider--enable-touch .slider__marker { margin-left: 15px; }

5. Configurations.

next: '.slider__button--next',
previous: '.slider__button--previous',
markers: '.slider__markers',
numbers: '.slider__numbers',

// Classes
classStrip: 'slider__strip',
classSlide: 'slider__slide',
classSlideActive: 'slider__slide--sticky',
classMarker: 'slider__marker',
classMarkerActive: 'slider__marker--sticky',
classButtonDisabled: 'slider__button--disabled',
classDisabled: 'slider--disabled',
classTouch: 'slider--enable-touch',

// How many to step next/prev by
step: 1,

// Adjust timings
delay: 3000,
interval: 5000,
time: 400,

// Custom display type
display: 'block',

// Allow infinite looping, auto-play or carousel style?
canLoop: false,
isManual: true,
isCarousel: true,

// Run callbacks at defined breakpoints
breakpoints: [
    range: [0, 767],
    callback: function() {

Change logs:


  • Rename to touch-slider
  • API update


  • Only use zero transition time for hash change


  • Only use zero transition time for hash change


  • Don't update touch X/Y if no frame is ready


  • Better specify IE touch actions


  • IE11 unprefixes pointer events


  • Marker element can now be configured
  • In case more than one slide is marked "sticky", only use first


  • Remove click to jump to slide, this can be manually added where required


  • Allow isTouch to be set via config (otherwise, auto-detected)


  • Ensure touches also provide callback event params

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