Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011 – Sliders, Galleries & Carousels

Slidorion jquery plugin

jquery plugins Sliders Galleries Carousels

In the next day or two, we will finish wrapping up the most useful jQuery pluins from 2011. If we’ve missed one of your favorites, be sure to share it with us!

Last week, we took a look at the best of Form & Validation and Responsive Layouts, and now, here are plenty of the most useful 2011 jQuery plugin sliders, galleries and carousels you can choose from:

jQuery Slider Shock

jquery slider shock

jQuery Slider Shock comes in two different flavors and a sweet selection of license options. You can get this in a nicely packaged WordPress plugin or nab the pure jQuery version. Either way, you’ll be rockin’ a seriously robust jQuery slider, as jQuery Slider Shock has a pile load of styling options–and it’s responsive!

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Slidorion jquery plugin

Slidorion is a little bit of an image slider and an accordion. It display images along side a variable length description. Images are linked to each tab and there are plenty of effect options.

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bxSlider jquery plugin

A simple HTML content slider and image slideshow.

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Diapo jquery plugin

A free, open source jQuery slideshow plugin project?

Yes, please.

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Craftyslide jquery plugin

Weighing in at just 2kb, this slideshow’s simple approach is clean and efficient.

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Minimit jquery plugin

Minimit Gallery is a highly customizable Jquery plugin that does galleries, slideshows, carousels, slides – practically everything that has multiple states.

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Galleria jquery plugins

This image gallery framework is built on top of the jQuery library and is designed to makee creating professional image galleries easy.

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jQuery Image Gallery

jQuery Image Gallery plugin

Nothing fancy (just like the name).

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rlightbox jquery plugin

rlightbox is a jQuery UI mediabox that can display many types of content such as images, YouTube and Vimeo videos. It has many unique features like Panorama and Live Re-size. Like other jQuery UI widgets, it is ThemeRoller ready.

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Circular Content Carousel

Circular Content Carousel jquery plugin

This plugin is a circular content carousel. You’ll have some content boxes that can slide infinitely (circular). When clicking on the “more” link, the respective item moves to the left and a content area will slide out. Now you can navigate through the carousel where each step will reveal the next or previous content box with its expanded content. Clicking on the closing cross will slide the expanded content area back in and animate the item to its original position.

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HTML5 Music Player

HTML5 Music Player jquery plugin

This HTML5 music player is also supported by IE7 & IE8. It also looks really hawt.

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Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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