Top 5 Free jQuery Slider Plugins for Responsive Web Designs

There are many tutorials on how to create responsive website design, but there are some website elements that you might not be able to make it with tutorials, such as responsive slider, lightbox, etc. Fortunately, there are several web developers who create a plugins for it and you can download it for free and It’s pretty easy with a bit of CSS, HTML and JS/jQUery to make a basic slider, why re-invent the wheel, especially if you’re looking for more than a basic slider and/or you want it responsive.

The article below gives 5 nice choices for all your responsive slider needs.


Nivo Slider

Nivo Slider

Nivo Slider is a free, open source jQuery slider plugin that can make your responsive web design look great. The plugin contains 16 beautiful transition effects like slicing, sliding, fading, and folding. It supports keyboard navigation, HTML captions, and pre-built themes — and all these features at only 15kb. The Nivo Slider WordPress plugin (which isn’t free) allows you to easily integrate the Nivo Slider plugin into your WordPress site.


Liquid Slider

Liquid Slider

Liquid Slider is a responsive content slider that’s optimized for HTML5. What’s great about Liquid Slider is that you can customize your own build so that you’re only including features that you need, making it as lightweight and bloat-free as possible when you use it in your responsive web designs.


FlexSlider

FlexSlider

FlexSlider is a fully responsive and robustly featured responsive jQuery slider plugin. The jQuery plugin supports iOS and Android devices by providing native touchscreen commands like touch swipe navigation. It only takes 3 steps to get started with FlexSlider.


bxSlider

bxSlider

 

The jQuery Cycle Plugin is a slideshow plugin that supports many different types of transition effects. It supports pause-on-hover, auto-stop, auto-fit, before/after callbacks, click triggers and much more.


Refine Slide

Refine Slide

RefineSlide is a 3D transform- and CSS transition-enabled jQuery content slider plugin that can be used for transitioning your HTML elements. The plugin is fairly lightweight for what it can do — it’s only 10.7kb when minified. It also supports hardware acceleration on browsers that have the capability.