Web is a great media for presentation and so every body is trying to present his skills and services on the web. For presentation purposes slider in a website is really helpful as its like a presentation wall where you can present yourself in a matter of seconds by displaying pictures,text,graphics or small videos.

In this article i have collected some free and useful jQuery plugins to add slide functionality to your website i hope you will like them. if you have any suggestion then come back to me.

AviaSlider is a free  jQuery sideshow plugin with the following features:

  • 8 unique transition effects
  • Lots of easy to set options to create your own effects
  • Included Image preloader
  • Autoplay that stops on user interaction
  • Valid HTML5 and CSS 3 Markup
  • Packed version only weights 8kb
  • Supports linked images
  • already prepared to work with prettyPhoto Lightbox
  • works with jQuery 1.32 and higher

2.Awkward Viewline:

This is a simple plugin for displaying any type of media on a straight line. As an example it can be used for displaying a product line over the browsers entire width.

3.jQuery Easy Slides:

Easy Slides is an extremely easy to use plugin for making slideshow. It also has the advantage of being fairly light weight, with both Javascript and CSS weighing in at just under 2.1kb. as its free so you can customize it according to your needs.


The liteAccordion plugin is free for personal and commercial use, providing that the copyright notices are left intact. You may freely include this jQuery plugin in websites, web applications, templates, themes, and other materials intended for sale and/or distribution.

5.Nivo Slider:

This is a new launched image slider what use jQuery. Is cross browser compatible and have the following features:

  • 9 unique transition effects
  • Simple clean & valid markup
  • Loads of settings to tweak
  • Built in directional and control navigation
  • Packed version only weighs 10kb
  • Supports linking images
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • HTML Captions
  • Free to use and abuse under the MIT license


Pikachoose is a lightweight jQuery slideshow plugin, with tons of great features! jCarousel integrates smoothly with PikaChoose to give your gallery simple and effective carousel. PikaChoose now has API hooks for integrating lightboxes and other things. Check out this how to on integrating Fancybox with PikaChoose.

7.Panning Slideshow:

This is one of the best free classic slideshow, but use a different kind of transition to animate between slides.


Slides is a slideshow plugin for jQuery that is built with simplicity in mind. Packed with a useful set of features to help novice and advanced developers alike create elegant and user-friendly slideshow.


jQuery Slidy is a plugin that generates a customizable transitions automatically.

10.Supersized 3.0 Plugin:

This plugin produces a full screen slideshow complete with transitions, preloading, and navigation controls.

11.Tiny Carousel:

Tiny Carousel is a lightweight carousel for sliding html based content. It was built using the javascript jQuery library. Tiny Carousel was designed to be a dynamic lightweight utility that gives web designers a powerfull way of enhancing a websites user interface.it has the following features:

  • Can slide vertical or horizontal
  • Supports navigation by button or paging
  • The point where the carousel starts can be set
  • Animation time can be set in milliseconds or to ‘instant’
  • Number of block to move at a time can be set
  • A interval can be set to slide automatically every given milliseconds
  • Easy customizable
  • Supports all current browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer 6+, Safari, Opera, Chrome).
  • Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.
  • Lightweight its only 100 lines of code. mimified the size is 2,29 kb