bxSlider jQuery Content Slider

bxSlider is a jQuery content slider plugin that is light weight and easy to use.

Features:

  • horizontal and vertical slide movement
  • auto mode
  • start / stop controls
  • previous / next controls
  • numeric navigation
  • continuous ticker mode

jQuery code

$(document).ready(function(){
$('#slides1').bxSlider({
prev_image: 'images/btn_arrow_left.jpg',
next_image: 'images/btn_arrow_right.jpg',
wrapper_class: 'slides1_wrap',
margin: 70,
auto: true,
auto_controls: true
});
});

implementation and configuration

Although the plugin can be applied to any element that contains children, bxSlider works best if applied to a

    like so:

    html code

    • first piece of content
    • second piece of content
    • third piece of content
    • fourth piece of content
    • bxCarousel can accept an unlimited number of elements

    jQuery code

    $(document).ready(function(){
    $('ul').bxSlider({
    alignment: 'horizontal',        // 'horizontal', 'vertical' - direction in which slides will move
    controls: true,                 // determines if default 'next'/'prev' controls are displayed
    speed: 500,                     // amount of time slide transition lasts (in milliseconds)
    pager: true,                    // determines if a numeric pager is displayed (1 2 3 4...)
    pager_short: false,             // determines if a 'short' numeric pager is displayed (1/4)
    pager_short_separator: ' / ',   // text to be used to separate the short pager
    margin: 0,                      // if 'horizontal', applies a right margin to each slide, if 'vertical' a
    // bottom margin is applied. example: margin: 50
    next_text: 'next',              // text to be displayed for the 'next' control
    next_image: '',                 // image to be used for the 'next' control
    prev_text: 'prev',              // text to be displayed for the 'prev' control
    prev_image: '',                 // image to be used for the 'prev' control
    auto: false,                    // determines if slides will move automatically
    pause: 3500,                    // time between each slide transition (auto mode only)
    auto_direction: 'next',         // order in which slides will transition (auto mode only)
    auto_hover: true,               // determines if slideshow will pause while mouse is hovering over slideshow
    auto_controls: false,           // determines if 'start'/'stop' controls are displayed (auto mode only)
    ticker: false,                  // determines if slideshow will behave as a constant ticker
    ticker_controls: false,         // determines if 'start'/'stop' ticker controls are displayed (ticker mode only)
    ticker_direction: 'next',       // order in which slides will transition (ticker mode only)
    ticker_hover: true,             // determines if slideshow will pause while mouse is hovering over slideshow
    stop_text: 'stop',              // text to be displayed for the 'stop' control
    start_text: 'start',            // text to be displayed for the 'start' control
    wrapper_class: 'bxslider_wrap'  // class name to be used for the outer wrapper of the slideshow
    });
    });

    notes and tips

    • bxSlider works as an infinite loop. example: clicking the ‘next’ control repeatedly will keep appending the slideshow to itself
    • bxSlider v2.0 no longer supports a ‘fade’ transition. Please use the jQuery Cycle plugin for superior functionality.
    • if using auto, never have speed larger than duration
    • if you want to apply a margin to each list item, use the plugin parameter ‘margin’ (see above) instead of using CSS in your stylesheet

    change log

    • 4/28/10 – version 2.0.1
      added pager_short functionality (1/4 instead of 1 2 3 4)

    Download: http://www.htmldrive.net/items/download/451

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