Simple Dynamic Carousel / Slideshow Plugin For jQuery - hmSilder

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Simple Dynamic Carousel / Slideshow Plugin For jQuery - hmSilder

hmSilder is a lightweight jQuery carousel plugin that takes an array of images and converts them into an infinite, cross-fading slideshow with arrow navigation and Arabic numeral pagination.

How to use it:

1. Create a container in which you want to place the carousel.

<div id="mySlider"></div>

2. Put jQuery library and the jQuery hmSlider plugin's script into your webpage.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="js/jQuery-hm.js"></script>

3. Create an object array containing image titles, paths and links as follow.

var data = [
    {title: "Title 1", src: "image1.jpg", href: "#1"},
    {title: "Title 2", src: "image2.jpg", href: "#2"},
    {title: "Title 3", src: "image3.jpg", href: "#3"},
    {title: "Title 4", src: "image4.jpg", href: "#4"},
    {title: "Title 5", src: "image5.jpg", href: "#5"},

4. Generate a basic carousel from the data array by calling the function on the carousel container you just created.


5. Style the carousel and its navigation controls in the CSS.

#mySlider {
  width: 650px;
  margin: 100px auto;
  position: relative;

#mySlider .slider { height: 454px; }

#mySlider .slider-main { position: relative; }

#mySlider .slider-panel {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 1;
  width: 100%;
  height: 466px;
  overflow: hidden;

#mySlider .slider-panel a {
  display: block;
  overflow: hidden;
  zoom: 1;
  height: 454px;

#mySlider .slider-extra {
  position: relative;
  height: 454px;

#mySlider .slider-nav {
  top: 428px;
  width: 650px;
  height: 0;
  left: 0;
  text-align: center;
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 4;

#mySlider .slider-nav li {
  width: 18px;
  height: 18px;
  line-height: 18px;
  display: inline-block;
  margin: 0 2px;
  background: #3e3e3e;
  border-radius: 50%;
  text-align: center;
  color: #fff;
  overflow: hidden;
  cursor: pointer;

#mySlider .slider-nav li.slider-selected {
  background: #b61b1f;
  color: #fff;

#mySlider .slider-prev { left: 0; }

#mySlider .slider-next { right: 0; }

#mySlider .slider-page a {
  position: absolute;
  top: 50%;
  margin-top: -31px;
  z-index: 1;
  display: block;
  width: 28px;
  height: 62px;
  line-height: 62px;
  background: gray;
  background: rgba(0, 0, 0, .2);
  filter: progid: DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#32000000, endColorstr=#32000000);
  color: #fff;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 22px;
  font-weight: 400;
  font-family: simsun;

6. Config the carousel plugin by passing the following options to the hmSilder() method.


  // animation speed
  showTime: 1000, 

  // stay time before fading to next image
  step: 2000, 

  // data array
  data: [],

  // autoplay
  isAuto: false


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