Lightweight jQuery Responsive Carousel Plugin

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Lightweight jQuery Responsive Carousel Plugin

Just another simple lightweight jQuery plugin that loops through a gallery of images (or any other Html elements) in a fully responsive slider/carousel interface. The plugin allows you to show multiple items as many as possible in one slide with navigation based on your screen size.

Basic Usage:

1. Include the responsiveCarousel.js into your web page and make sure to have jQuery library loaded as well.

<script src=""></script>
<script src="responsiveCarousel.js"></script>

2. Create an image carousel following the Html structure like this:

<div id="carousel" class="carousel"> 
<a class="nav prev" href="#">prev</a>
<div class="carousel_items_holder">
<ul class="carousel_items">
<li><img src="images/1.jpg" /></li>
<li><img src="images/2.jpg" /></li>
<li><img src="images/3.jpg" /></li>
<a class="nav next" href="#">next</a> </div>

3. The sample CSS to style the image carousel.

.carousel {
height: auto;
.carousel ul {
list-style: none;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
.carousel li {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
float: left;
display: block;
.carousel img {
width: 100% !important;
height: auto !important;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px 0px rgba(50, 50, 50, 0.75);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px 0px rgba(50, 50, 50, 0.75);
box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px 0px rgba(50, 50, 50, 0.75);
margin: 10px 0;
.carousel .nav {
display: block;
width: 4%;
height: 100%;
float: left;
text-indent: -9999px;
.carousel .prev {
background: url(images/button_prev.jpg) center center no-repeat;
background-size: 80%;
.carousel .next {
background: url(images/button_next.jpg) center center no-repeat;
background-size: 80%;
.carousel .carousel_items_holder {
width: 92%;
overflow: hidden;
float: left;
height: 100%;
position: relative;
.carousel .carousel_items {
position: absolute;

4. Call the plugin on the parent element to initialize the carousel with default settings.


5. Customization options. Defaults to 5 items; 3 items; 2 items at breakpoints

carousel_item_width_default: .16, 
carousel_item_padding_default: .02,
carousel_item_width_481: .40,
carousel_item_padding_481: .05,
carousel_item_width_768: .27,
carousel_item_padding_768: .03

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