A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen pictures, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. One of the interesting trends today is representing the key information in slideshow presentation. There are many reasons to use a slideshow or image slider in your web designs as the key to smart strategic Web design is finding a smartest and interactive way to display your information to your visitors. Earlier, Sliders are very popular on home pages of corporate websites. Because of their value to websites, slideshows are placed in the most visible location of the page, and they can make a significant impact on the visitor’s first impression. Also using sliders is very famous for portfolios these days as showcasing works in slides is very meaningful and attractive.
Timeline has an unusual, yet awesome, solution. They’re using a slider in every post thumbnail previews to show different shots regarding to the headline post itself. You are eager to click that slider controls because it is unusual to see a slider in every post. Check their site for inspiration!
Of course, there are many various solutions in the list as well. Implementing large backgrounds, zooming images, optimizing them for retina displays, responsive/mobile
friendly, using videos in your galleries – you’ll find it all below.
Slider Revolution is a responsive(mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimisation (all content always readable for search engines). See the heaps of custom
transitions/animations for each object on the page! Customize this slider with our convenient drag&drop backend to your very needs.
This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.
It’s a premium plugin, but I will tell you that you worth the penny you spend.
Few other important benefits to Slider Revolution:
- Image and Thumbs fully resizable
- Using CSS Animation with FallBack to jQuery
- Unlimited Caption Layers
- Captions like Video, Image and html tags can be easily Created
- Unlimited Slides
- iPhone & Android Swipe Touch enabled
- jQuery Conflict free plugin
- Customizable 100% via Plugin Backend
- Easy installation in your Website
Worried about coding skills? Slider Revolution had a Video Support which is easy to follow no advance coding skills required, easy as cooking bacon. Ah..but what am I saying just check for yourself – Kenburner Responsive Jquery Slider has pretty good feature rundown and live examples.
In this collection you will find a variety of highly creative, beautiful and inspirational slideshows. Hope you will produce some unique ideas for your next projects !
Boerdam includes a well designed image slider with an Ajax gallery preloader .
Copimaj is a design firm, they use a slideshow to display their portfolio in the home page.
Etondigital uses an image slider to show their featured projects.
Graffino uses the scrollable jQuery plugin nice buttons to navigate through the latest projects.
Hellothemes is a selling themes website, they use a jQuery powered slider to display their latest themes.
Hyperxlocal has a well designed slideshow made with flash with a simple preloader.
Iconlicious make use of theequipped with an easing effect.
Kontoblick has a well designed slideshow : looks like Copimaj’s one.
Launchmind uses a jQuery plugin, they use a content slider ( Slider that contains images and content ).
Puppetbrain has a classic slideshow made with Flash.
Ricoverdeo has a well designed slideshow with great navigation options.
Sketchen uses an interesting jQuery approach to scroll smoothly to certain parts of the site.
Slicemachine has a great hover effect animations to navigate through the site’s services.
Slidedeck has a well designed accordion slider.
Tearoundapp uses the jQuery animate techniques to create a simple and amazing slide effect.
Thingsthatarebrown make use of simple jQuery slideshow with fading effect to display their featured projects.
Utah maps uses a creative flash animation to display some videos.
Hope you enjoyed this collection and get inspired for coming projects. Feel free to add some comments if some other inspirational resources are missing.