Easy jQuery Slideshow Plugin with Blind Transitions - Blindify

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Easy jQuery Slideshow Plugin with Blind Transitions - Blindify

Blindify is an easy jQuery plugin that enables you to create an image slideshow with vertical or horizontal blind transitions.


  • Customizable number of blinds
  • Customizable animation speed
  • Smooth animated transitions
  • Supports auto loop and delay between slides

See also:

How to use it:

1. Load the jQuery javascript library and jQuery blindify plugin on the web page

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.blindify.min.js"></script>

2. Include required jQuery blindy's css file on the page

.blindify {
display: block;
position: relative;
overflow: hidden
.blindify a {
display: block
.blindify span {
-webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
-moz-box-sizing: border-box;
box-sizing: border-box;
position: absolute
.blindify ul, .blindify li {
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
list-style: none
.blindify li {
display: none
.blindify li.active {
display: inline

3. Insert a group of images for the slideshow

<section id="demo">
<li><img src="images/photo_1.jpg" alt="" /></li>
<li><img src="images/photo_2.jpg" alt="" /></li>
<li><img src="images/photo_3.jpg" alt="" /></li>
<li><img src="images/photo_4.jpg" alt="" /></li>

4. Call the plugin function and you're done

<script type="text/javascript">

5. The options

<script type="text/javascript">
numberOfBlinds: 20, // number of blinds
slideVisibleTime: 2000,
color: '#000000', //  the color of blinds
margin: 2,
width: 960,
height: 600,
gap: 100, //  the space between blinde
animationSpeed: 800, // the speed time of animations
delayBetweenSlides: 500,
hasLinks: false,
orientation: 'vertical', // vertical or horizontal
startClosed: false, // Set to true to start with the blinds closed.
firstOpenDelay: 500 // Controls the delay before the blinds are opened for the first time, when startClosed is set to true; in milliseconds (ms).

Change log:

v0.2.0 (2014-01-21)

  • adding startClosed option;
  • refactoring code; 

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