Have you ever noticed that home pages are slow to load? Sliders could be to blame. Many modern homepages use a slider or carousel design element to show several rotating images that provide different offers or present various aspects of the brand. A common choice for implementing these sliders is JQuery. While JQuery itself is not a performance killer, the large images displayed by the slider can be responsible for slowing down a home page’s load time.
Cloudinary offers a cloud-based solution to help developers manage and optimize rich media (images and videos). With images being ubiquitous in online content, image sliders, which rotate banners or enable browsing through multiple images with animation effects and CSS3 transitions at the top of a website’s homepage, are becoming popular.
In our opinion, jQuery is the hands-down, No. 1 choice for building sliders. This article describes 7 ready-made, high-quality, and user-friendly jQuery sliders, complete with excellent designs and features. Also included are four tutorials along with code samples to help you build your own jQuery slider.