Automatic Image Carousel Slideshow Plugin with jQuery - cxSlide

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Automatic Image Carousel Slideshow Plugin with jQuery - cxSlide

cxSlide is a lightweight, flexible and extensible jQuery image carousel plugin with the following features:

  • Cycles through a series of Html contents.
  • Vertical & horizontal sliding animations.
  • Fade in & fade out transitions.
  • Fully customizable appearance via CSS.
  • Auto-rotation on page load.
  • Arrows/thumbnails navigation and numeric pagination.
  • Compatible with major browsers.

Basic Usage:

1. Include jQuery JavaScript library and the jQuery cxSlide plugin in the document.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="js/jquery.cxslide.min.js"></script>

2. Create a basic image carousel/slideshow with the following DOM structure.

<div id="demo" class="cxslide">
  <div class="box">
    <ul class="list">
      <li><a href="#1"><img src="1.jpg" width="600" height="280"></a>
        <p>Description 111</p>
      <li><a href="#2"><img src="2.jpg" width="600" height="280"></a>
        <p>Description 222</p>
      <li><a href="#3"><img src="3.jpg" width="600" height="280"></a>
        <p>Description 333</p>
      <li><a href="#4"><img src="4.jpg" width="600" height="280"></a>
        <p>Description 444</p>
      <li><a href="#5"><img src="5.jpg" width="600" height="280"></a>
        <p>Description 555</p>

3. Style the image carousel/slideshow however you like.

.cxslide {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: relative;
  width: 600px;
  height: 280px;
  border: 1px solid #777;
  background: #000;

.cxslide a {
  color: #eee;
  text-decoration: none;

.cxslide .box {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: relative;
  width: 600px;
  height: 280px;

.cxslide .list {
  overflow: hidden;
  width: 9999px;

.cxslide .list li {
  float: left;
  position: relative;
  width: 600px;

.cxslide .list img { vertical-align: top; }

.cxslide .list p {
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0;
  left: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 24px;
  color: #eee;
  font: 12px/24px;
  text-indent: 12px;
filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(enabled='true', startColorstr='#99000000', endColorstr='#99000000');
  background: rgba(0,0,0,0.6);

.cxslide .btn {
  overflow: hidden;
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 4px;
  right: 6px;

.cxslide .btn li {
  float: left;
  width: 16px;
  height: 16px;
  margin: 0 0 0 10px;
  border-radius: 2px;
  background: #eee;
  color: #333;
  font: 11px/16px Tahoma;
  text-align: center;
  cursor: pointer;

.cxslide .btn .selected {
  background: #f30;
  color: #fff;

.cxslide .minus,
.cxslide .plus {
  position: absolute;
  top: 110px;
  width: 40px;
  height: 50px;
  background-image: url(img/control.png);
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  text-align: center;
  cursor: pointer;

.cxslide .minus {
  left: 0;
  background-position: 0 0;

.cxslide .plus {
  right: 0;
  background-position: -40px 0;

.cxslide .minus:hover { background-position: 0 -50px; }

.cxslide .plus:hover { background-position: -40px -50px; }

4. Initialize the plugin to active the image carousel/slideshow.


5. Available options.


// custom button events
// 'click', 'mouseover', etc
events: 'click'

// transition effects
// x = horizontal sliding
// y = vertical sliding
// fade = fading transitions
type: 'x',

// initial slide
start: 0,

// lock on mouse enter
hoverLock: true,

// animation speed
speed: 800,

// autoplay interval
time: 5000,

// enable autoplay
auto: true,

// display pagination
btn: true,

// display next/prev navigation
plus: false,
minus: false


6. Public methods.

play() // start autoplay
stop() // stop autoplay
goto(value) // jump to a slide 
prev() // previous slide
next()	// next slide

Change log:


  • improved CSS animations.

v2.0.1 (2015-09-16)

  • add hoverLock parameter.

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