Aug 12 2009

5 Sliding Content Techniques, Examples & jQuery How to’s


The more intuitive layout structure is designed, the better users can understand the content. Whatever content you have to present, you can present them in a more interactive & more responsive ways.

Today we would like to focus on sliding effects and how i can change the structure of a page in a truly unique and creative way. There are many transition effects that can be used to slide different contents, such as fading, horizontal sliding, vertical sliding, the list goes on. Try to pick the transition that best captures the style of your website.

In this article we’d like to present 5 smart techniques for sliding and scrolling content using the power of CSS and the beauty of jQuery.

- “Sliding Verticaly” with Button Controls

Share Point Artist has taken a truly unique approach to the “My Work” area. What they have created is an animated SlideShow showing their recent work with a nice hover effect for the “Previous” & the “Next” buttons.

The navigation options, the “Previous” & the “Next” buttons are slightly animated yet creating an appropriate atmosphere. Once one of these buttons is clicked, the content area slides vertically — showing the image of their recent work, with the description of each project in one <li> tag.

jQuery animation



The main point of this plug-in is to make an easy-to-use, simple and fast plug-in to create effect when you switch between images. Minimize the arguments you need to input and still give some beatiful effects.

jQuery animation

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- “Sliding Horizontally” with Button Controls

Over the last couple of years we have noticed a strong trend toward sliding horizontal panels or menus also known as Carousels. Creamy CSS uses a similar effect, once one of the navigation options at the left and right is clicked, a group of images in one <div> tag slides Horizontally.

jQuery animation


jCarousel (Riding carousels with jQuery) –

jCarousel is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order. The items, which can be static HTML content or loaded with (or without) AJAX, can be scrolled back and forth (with or without animation).

jQuery animation

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Moving Boxes

The big difference in this slider is that there are buttons to change panels and the panels zoom in and out when user click on the buttons at the left and right.

jQuery animation

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- Scrolling Content

It seems to have become a common practice to automatically scroll smoothly to any id or named anchor on the current page when clicking on a same-page link. For instance, CharlieGentle uses an interesting design approach to scroll smoothly to certain parts of the page.

Initially the visitors see only “Web” panel, when one of the menu buttons is clicked, further panels is displayed. The arrows at the right and left of the site always allows users to scroll to the next or previous panel.

jQuery animation

Another great example of smooth scrolling can be seen at DesigninSocial, when one of the menu buttons is clicked, different panel is displayed.

jQuery animation



Ariel Flesler has written an excellent ScrollTo plugin that lets you scroll with many configuration options to customize the animation and also the final position.

jQuery animation

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MetaLabDesign uses another interesting approach to scroll smoothly in a visually-appealing manner. The advantage of using scrollable compared to “normal” browser scrolling is that you don’t see the browser’s default scrollbars, and you can perform scrolling in much more visually sophisticated ways.

jQuery animation



The purpose of this library is to make it extremely easy to add scrolling functionality to a website. The main design goals of this library are to provide visual customization functionality and programmability.

jQuery animation

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- Sliding Boxes and Captions

yaypaul uses an interesting design approach to show the title of each project when the mouse is moved over each project image.

jQuery animation

Slice Machine has a great example of showing and hiding content by sliding boxes or panes on hover event.

jQuery animation


Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery-

All of these sliding box animations work on the same basic idea. There is a div tag (.boxgrid in my css) that essentially acts as a window where two other items of your choosing “peek” through.

Set up the default starting point for the caption box. If you want it fully hidden initially, you will want the distance from the top or left to match the height or width of the window (.boxgrid), depending on which direction it will be sliding. You can also have it partially visible initially, as .caption .boxcaption illustrates.

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- Sliding Panels

Atlanticbt does a great job of grouping different links in one organized section, appears with a nice slide effect.

jQuery animation


Sliding Login Panel built with jQuery-

In this tutorial, we will see how to create a show/hide login/signup panel for your website using jQuery. A mootools version van be found here. Panel overlaps content instead of “pushing” it in a slicker way.

jQuery animation

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Comments and Discussions
  • dlv, 12 August 2009

    excellent post! i love “Share Point Artist”, “yaypaul” and “DesigninSocial”… they are great!
    Thanks for this writting, easy to read and really helpful !


  • Stephen Bateman, 12 August 2009

    Wow I would’ve loved this post yesterday while I dug around for sliding stuff :P but regardless of timing, the content is splendid.

  • Charlotte, 12 August 2009

    Just getting into jquery at the moment, so this is great encouragement, thanks!

  • Peter Lehto, 12 August 2009

    Great post!

    I’ve been getting into jquery more and more. Bookmarked!

  • bineet chaubey, 12 August 2009

    amazing post .i appreciate for this great post .
    i am a beginner in jquery. and this time i am trying to learn this post is helpful for me .

    • ajeet, 27 July 2011

      ya man this post is very useful

  • Moto Equipement, 12 August 2009

    Very nice idea, i hope to have the time to introduce these techniques on my website. Jquery is so great

  • Joh nThomas, 12 August 2009

    Wow, makes prefect sense to me dude!


  • Ahmed, 12 August 2009

    i used slider panel before its nice but need some time to edit it to work in your site

    MetaLabDesign also have cool slider

  • Kaan, 12 August 2009

    Really good list. Thanks

  • dM, 13 August 2009

    and this :

  • Hovsep S., 13 August 2009

    Good stuff guys, keep up the good work.

  • Pelfusion, 13 August 2009

    good work…thanks for sharing

  • webmasterdubai, 13 August 2009

    really nice and important post. all jquery sliding stuff under one umbrella

  • ryan web pontefract, 13 August 2009

    Great list, I love that you actually take the time to compile this based on real world examples. I am definitley going to be using this!

  • mamdouh, 13 August 2009

    thanks for that post

  • Deanna, 14 August 2009

    Love this list! Thank you! Anyone know if you can use jQuery for sliders with mouse control? Meaning, if I hover to the right it scrolls.

  • Website Design Sydney, 14 August 2009

    Hey, Its really nice techniques for Sliding content. thanks for sharing..

  • Piyush Agarwal, 14 August 2009

    Loved this post. It would prove very helpful.

  • Muito interessante obrigado

  • skyred, 14 August 2009

    Great Tutorial!! I followed Sliding Boxes and Captions with jQuery tutorial and made this

  • Joe Wolfe, 14 August 2009

    I could have used this article a few weeks ago when I was searching endlessly for the right sliding content code to use on my portfolio site. I ended up using a MooTools library over Jquery, but I like some of the things posted above a little better.

  • gigi, 15 August 2009

    Fantastic work!
    It’s a great post but more important it’s very usefull!!!


  • Yasmine, 24 August 2009

    Awesome, I love it
    Thanks for posting

  • ebx, 29 August 2009

    super duper helpful……mooochas gracias!

  • Himanshu, 30 August 2009

    Really very helpful article, it covers all the aspects of jQuery. Just going to have some try! Thanks.

  • Satish Borkar, 31 August 2009

    nice collection

  • Neel, 18 September 2009

    nice Article on jquery image slider.

  • Chris Pierre, 15 October 2009

    This is article will Definitely be a bookmark, Thanks a lot!

  • vincentlauv, 19 November 2009

    thanks, this is very useful thanks anyway

  • 3m masr, 01 December 2009

    very good … thank you

  • anadikt, 15 January 2010

    thanks for that post

  • daddy design, 03 February 2010

    great article. I am going to test this out.. ty!

  • Sofia, 09 February 2010

    Thanks a lot for the valuable information.

  • Jane, 07 March 2010

    Great Collection, thanks for sharing!

  • Indialike, 11 March 2010

    Very nice and useful tutorials for web designers,
    Thanks for posting.

  • I just googled to your blog in search of this. Really interesting stuff. Thanks

  • Temizlik firmalar?, 31 July 2010

    Very nice and useful tutorials for web designers,
    Thanks for posting

  • iTechRoom, 09 August 2010

    Very useful collection indeed, Thanks for sharing.

  • David, 13 August 2010

    Thanks, very useful

  • Mubeen, 15 August 2010

    Great Post!

  • mahaclip, 16 August 2010

    Thanks, very useful this is it

  • Murukesh K V, 17 August 2010

    Excellent collection and very helpful

  • Simon, 02 September 2010

    thanks for the useful collection, i like your design! here you can find some examples for some other jquery sliders: (JS-code free for download)

  • Kago Kagichiri, 14 September 2010

    Excellent post.

  • Brett Widmann, 24 October 2010

    Thanks for such a great collection of tips and resources!

  • warawat, 06 November 2010

    thanks for the list! there’s some good ones

  • Rali Madhu Sudhana Chary, 07 December 2010

    Amazing of collection, really i am wonder of this Good article.

  • srikanth portal, 21 December 2010

    Awesome collection..Thanks for the sharing..

  • wallpapers, 14 January 2011

    very great collection! thanks!:)
    happy new year!

  • Kenia Braucks, 16 January 2011

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  • Mark Searle | Unicora, 20 January 2011

    Glad to see you have found some new and interesting sliders. A Google search for JQuery sliders will bring up pages of sites all will almost the same lists.

    Good job!

  • rahil, 26 January 2011

    good work done useful every developer……

  • mydesign, 27 January 2011


  • Santosh, 12 February 2011

    Awesome stuff. Please keep on sharing :)


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  • Saurabh Gupta, 15 March 2011

    Thanks..!! Nice work…

  • aldo, 22 March 2011

    some nice choices here!
    though, i am still looking for something specific i hope someone here can help me find =)
    i’m trying to find an image slider with mousewheel (or smoothscroll) option, that will allow me to hover into a large image (preview)
    major plus if it could also allow me to click into a lightbox

    that was a mouthful =)
    any help appreciated
    thanks ahead!!!

  • Yuriy Z., 08 April 2011

    Really diggin the CharlieGentle. Might do something similar to my portfolio/blog.

  • Hemant, 19 April 2011

    This is very helpful to me as fresher

  • Lmax, 20 April 2011

    fantastic !!! thanx a lot :*

  • web design, 20 April 2011

    some great ideas and inspiriting links !

  • nilesh, 12 May 2011

    Excellent list of all the sliders. Thanks for sharing.

  • Designer Renji, 27 May 2011

    Thanks……nice & helpful post…..

  • axxxd, 28 June 2011

    nyc 1 mate!

  • anupal, 11 July 2011

    great nice … really awesome.thnxx

  • Harsh, 22 July 2011

    Superb Post :) !

  • Sunil Soundaraoandian, 02 August 2011

    Excellent Post ! Thanks

  • hari, 18 August 2011

    hi,your article is nice,but i want to slide multiple category on one page with jquety,
    prev image1 image2 image 3 prev
    prev image1 image2 image 3 prev,
    if any one knows pls reply to

  • Mike Failla Design, 01 September 2011

    This is some awesome information on jQuery plug-ins. I appreciate you taking the time to find a bunch of cool ones.

  • Plugo, 12 September 2011

    Thank you so much for this collection.

  • febina, 14 September 2011

    This may also helpfull for web developers

  • Amit, 14 September 2011

    Very nice jquery

  • leena, 21 September 2011

    thanks for sharing this article ..

  • alovilla, 23 November 2011

    thank you. i used sliders. thank you very much

  • sajid, 05 January 2012

    great Tools..

    thanks for sharing

  • henry, 17 February 2012

    was looking for this…found so many scrollers thanks!

  • tranh, 06 March 2012

    cool but some examples got errors

  • jayendra, 12 March 2012

    Awesome Collection. Thanks to share this.

  • Afrin, 19 March 2012

    great and useful post :) thanks for sharing these :)

  • Raleigh Web Design, 25 March 2012

    Awesome …All Collections are so nice. I love Sliding Boxes and Captions

  • Gvall, 27 March 2012

    exelent post…

  • Scott, 29 March 2012

    FYI– Looks like creamycss goes to a link farm now.

  • Edgars, 08 April 2012

    thanks for info!
    those sliding boxes, divs, even simplest hide/show div are excellent way how to put more content in few space. and not to mention looks modern and can add price when building websites for clients ;)

  • Ankit, 11 April 2012

    Great Site – Great Stuffs of JS. I love this site. ;)

  • sanjay, 24 April 2012

    Thanks friend.
    It help a lot and good effort.

  • Abdul Qadir, 22 May 2012

    very much thanks

  • tabam, 23 May 2012

    Is perfect! Thanks!

  • RJ, 26 May 2012


    can any1 of help me for a auto content slider with next and previus button.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Arbuz, 03 June 2012

    Thanks for sharing post.

  • Ahmad, 06 August 2012

    thank u :) nice collection

  • Pieter Keuzenkamp, 30 August 2012

    Great post, very usefull collection jQuery sliding techniques. Tnx ;-)

  • Ponderink, 08 October 2012

    Thanks for the taking the time and putting this together, very handy. I’m a big jCarousel user! simplicity.

  • pradeep parjapat, 15 October 2012

    Thanks everyone for review..

  • tsupaman, 29 March 2013

    Thank you very much for all helpful my web.

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