Noupe Editorial Team May 7th, 2008

30+ Javascript/Ajax Techniques for Sliders, Scrollers and Scrollbars

Every once in a while we like to focus on different design elements and how to use javascript and ajax to make them more interactive and more flexible to the user. In this article we’d like to present a list of over 30 hand-picked Sliders, Scrollers and scrollbar techniques you can use to achieve some special visual effects in your designs. jQuery, Mootools, Prototype and are used in these examples, so every taste has its demos served. You might be interested to check some of the designs that was mentioned in the posts below:


1) Slider- Horizontal or Vertical bar and slider.
2) Simple images slider to create Flickr-like slideshows- This step-by-step tutorial explains how to customize slideshow and use it in your web projects.
  • Download Tutorialfrom Here

3) Accessible slider- Illustrations and code samples showing how to make a slider UI control accessible to those who aren’t running JavaScript or CSS.
4) Accessible Unobtrusive Slider Demo- This method offer full keyboard capabilities as using unobtrusive JavaScript which is a method that separates the JavaScript behavior from the page markup.
5) Slider- Degrade gracefully for browser without the needed DOM support with full mouse and keyboard support. Skinable using different CSS files.
6) Photo Slider Tutorial- Simple to use JavaScript slide show that scrolls thumbnails as smooth as Flash. Tutorial shows how to install and configure the code. The included example uses less than 10 lines of code.
7) Accessible News Slider- Accessible News Slider is a JavaScript plugin built for the jQuery library.
8 ) Yahoo! UI Library: Slider- The Slider component is a UI control that enables the user to adjust values in a finite range along one or two axes.
9) Fireworks.js- Fireworks.js is a bit of Javascript that creates starburst-type explosions in a web document; in short, it's a fireworks effect someone could theoretically use on their site.
10) Slider Gallery- A similar effect used to showcase the products on the Apple web site. This ‘product slider’ is similar to a straight forward gallery, except that there is a slider to navigate the items, i.e. the bit the user controls to view the items. Simple stuff.
11) 2J News Slider - Joomla Ajax Slider- This is an eye-catching news slider that bring in evidence your content.
12) Inline Range Slider
  • Live Demo

13) Ajax Image Sliders Part 2: Intervals with On Demand
14) Multiple Sliders in one page
15) Slider Using PHP, Ajax And Javascript- A slider script implemened in Ajax with PHP.
16) Coda-Slider- Amazing jQuery Coda-Slider can be used for Nice, slick content presentation.
17) jQuery Multimedia Portfolio- This plugin for jQuery will automatically detect the extension of each media and apply the adapted player. with a nice slider to move through the files.


18)Ultimate JavaScript Scroller and Slider- This versatile and lightweight JavaScript makes it easy to scroll text blocks, create slideshows, slide between content, create tickers and more.
19) df Javascript Smooth Scroll- A super small Smooth Scrolling Javascript. This script is too simple to understand and use. Nothing but playing with Anchor Tags. Include the Javascript and you are set to smoooooooooth scroll.
20) jQuery.SerialScroll- This plugin allows you to easily animate any series of elements, by sequentially scrolling them. You can use it as a section slider, text scroller, slideshows, and news ticker.
  • Download from Here

22) Easy Scroll: Accessible Content Scroller- Easy Scroll is standalone, lightweight script that is very easily applicable developed by Alen Grakalic.
21) Scrolling Div Content with Graphical Scrollbars- Scroll div content vertically or horizontally, onmouseover, onmousedown, onmousewheel or with a gliding motion onclick. Graphical scrollbars and multiple instances supported. Scroll areas can be positioned absolute or relative. New content can be swapped in and updated via ajax. Many more features and extras.
22) Scrollable content - Display content in a confined area. Users can view the entire content via the custom scroll up/down images.
23) Pamoorama- Basically what it does is to show only a part of your fullsize image. The image can then be scrolled by moving the mouse over it. Pamoorama will also display a small thumbnail of your panorama with a small window/frame so you can see which part of the image is visible right now. Dragging this little window is also possible!
24) How To Unobtrusively Scroll A Div With Prototype & Scriptaculous- The goal of this example is to see if scrolling effects can be possible while retaining legacy compliance and insuring "bookmarkability".
25) mooSlideBox 3- mooSlideBox v3 is a small and slim ajax based extension or replacement of the common "lightbox" that can be found on nearly every page. This lightbox clone works in IE 6/7, Opera and Firefox.
26) jqGalScroll v2.1 (Photo Gallery)- jQuery Gallery Scroller (jqGalScroll) takes list of images and creates a smooth scrolling photo gallery scrolling vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The plugin will also create pagination to allow you to flow through your photos.
27) DHTML Scroller- This script can load a file into a div, and scroll it via simple function calls and a fully draggable and sizeable scrollbar. It's small and quite fast to load its content.

Stunning Custom Scroll Bars

28)Mootools Styled Scrollbar- This is an example how to make your own styled scrollbar using Mootools
29) FleXcroll- Flexible and Accessible Custom Scroll Bars. A Cross Browser* and Standards Compliant Custom ScrollBar Script by Hesido.
30)Slider Demos- An extensive set of slider demos.
31)jsScrollbar- It's hard to find a good javascript scroller, check this demos and your scrollbar issues will be solved.

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  1. I am not typical web designer guy, but every time I visit your blog I am amazed to see your effort and time you spent for the quality and useful post. Nice tips..

  2. Honestly – this has to be one of the best design tut/reference sites I have ever run into on the web. Hats off to the man in charge. *and your site is well done.

  3. thanks, this is going to be so helpful with my current project. Its a secret as of now but hopefully it will pop off. YEYE thanks for the sliders!

  4. Hey Everyone!! I am trying to use the CODA-Slider but my text is too long for the slide. Does anyone know how to see the text that does not fit within each slide? PLEASE HELP!!!
    Great posts. Thanks

  5. Hello, I was trying to use:


    It works nice as long as your page is blank, but if I add anything else to the page or try to customize it (ie: move scrollbar to right), it stops working? Any suggestions?

  6. Some of the nicest cleanest designs i have ever done and will in the future contain javajax is what i like to call it, clean, tons of data, and pleasing to the eyes.

  7. A really great resource, many thanks. I actually opted for the Prototype Scroller, really easy to impliment and use. Many a happy customer now!

  8. hi, its really good link but when you check on mozila it doesn’t work. means when you click on the up/down arrow it works well, but mouse scroll doesn’t work.

    can anybody please fix this also for mozila.

  9. jsScrollbar-

    hey i m talking about jsScrollbar the last one.

    its really good link but when you check on mozila it doesn’t work. means when you click on the up/down arrow it works well, but mouse scroll doesn’t work.

    can anybody please fix this also for mozila.

    hope i’ll get positive response from you.

  10. The one numbered 1 (Slider) was the most promising actually but it has some nasty bugs like the onChange and onComplete events which are supposed to work differently but they don’t. There is actually no way to detect when the user released the mouse button after the slider has been dragged to the desired place :( It was the most promising but unfortunately the author must correct some serious flaws.

  11. WOW..a great list…i will be definetly using any of these…prefering jQuery Multimedia Portfolio- r the News Slider…thanks for sharing the great list….keep up with these good posts…..thanks a lot..

  12. Hi!!! This all stuffs r very very useful as a web designer we should learn all this stuff, how they build????

    But Really CooooooL

  13. I am looking for like photo gallery section for wordpress. Do you know any such plugin which does this?

  14. Hello I am a web designer I always search this type of tutorials its really helpful for me…………….thanks

  15. Worthy material. Has taken into consideration a lot of the useful. I wish successes I Can tell with confidence that the blog will be will replenish

  16. Do anyone know the plugin for horizontal smooth scroller? I found some plugins in jQuery but when we increase the speed of the scroller, it starts to flickering.

    Thanks in advance!

    Suresh P

  17. Thanks for this I used the number 20 for one of my customer and he was very happy :)

    The post is a great ressources of what is possible with js/css for my other sites. I just digg this site.

  18. thanks for this diverse and nice list. Saves me the time of developing and even looking for a nice slider because of this list

  19. Just started working on the jsscrollbar – a very nice collection of techniques folks, thanks v much for sharing them – cheers Wozza

  20. Number 22, “Scrollable content”, though very elegant, is marked for non commercial use. (With a very elegantly hidden alert box onpageload)

  21. I couldn’t be able to find one good image slider like nivo slider. Nivo slider doesn’t work in ie6 could you plz if anyone knows the slider gallery the best one like nive but must work in ie6.


  22. Very good article. Beware of appearances, but I found this article excellent. This site is a real source of useful information. Thank you very much for the work provided. I hope you will continue long

  23. sorry but “No 7 Accessible News Slider- Accessible News Slider is a JavaScript plugin built for the jQuery library” is no longer there 404 error

  24. This is seriously one of the greatest, most useful posts (and prettiest sites) I’ve seen in a while. Thanks a lot!

  25. Exactly what I have been craving

    Thanks so much for this all in one place!
    I have viewed the videos and it is really great, It give me ideas on how to finish my graphic design courses.

    Many Thanks.

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