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Elegant jQuery Slideshow Plugin: Lateral Slider

Let’s start with the defintion:

Slider – The easiest known way to showcase your images and photos on the web in style.

Who can deny it? This is the generation of web 2.0 sliders. A few JavaScript files, some CSS, and a bit of markup is all you need to generate an elegant showcase of your images. Best part? 99% of it is done for you.

Lateral Slider

Well, that’s the ideal situation. Unfortunately, it’s often times much more complicated. That’s why I created Lateral Slider.

View the DemoPurchase it from CodeCanyon

Lateral Slider is a jQuery slideshow plugin that I recently released on CodeCanyon. How does it work? Simple.

1. Include the CSS/JavaScript


<link rel="stylesheet" href="slider.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />


<!-- jQuery -->
<script src=""></script>

<!-- Lateral Slider -->
<script src="slider.jquery.js"></script>

2. Write the Markup

All you’ll need is a div and a few images:

<div id="slider">
	<img src="image1.jpg" alt="Image 1" />
	<img src="image2.jpg" alt="Image 2" />
	<img src="image3.jpg" alt="Image 3" />

3. Activate Lateral Slider

<!-- no need for type="text/javascript" in HTML 5 -->
<script>$( '#slider' ).lateralSlider();</script>

4. Celebrate

Lateral Slider is ready to be displayed.

5. Oops, was there supposed to be a fifth step?

Nope. You’re done.


Simple setup is great, but I’m sure you’re also looking for features. Fear not:

  • 13 different transitions
  • Support for all major browsers (including IE6)
  • Image linking
  • Many configurable options
  • Controls (forward, back, pick a slide)
  • Comprehensive documentation
  • Much more…

Want to know more? Check out the description at CodeCanyon. Better yet, why don’t you take a look at the live preview and see Lateral Slider for yourself.

Purchase It!

Interested? It’s only $10. Why not purchase it from CodeCanyon? :)


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2 Responses to “Elegant jQuery Slideshow Plugin: Lateral Slider”

  1. Angela says:

    Hi I saw your slider on CodeCanyon and I’m about to buy it just wanna make sure it supports more than 80 images of aprox 30kb each. I have a bug on I slider I was using only under Safari 4 and 5 it might be caused by the images’ size.. I’m not sure though. To reproduce the bug just click on a thumbnail e.g “TinMan ” and then click on next.. you’ll see there’s a flickering and the slider remains on the same image. I’ll be waiting for your reply thanks!

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