It has become popular over the years for websites to feature a slider on the home page. And since mobile devices are used by more and more people every day, responsive design has become a great solution for website designers to create websites that adapt to different devices.

When creating a new website, it comes in handy to have good quality plugins or scripts to help you speed up the proccess. Below you will find a collection of 15 free and premium responsive slider plugins to choose from for your next project.

Premium Plugins

10 plugins with prices varying from $8 to $14, with many features to add the perfect slider to suit your website.

Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin

Slider Revolution, jQuery plugin

Slider Revolution features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects. All customization can be handled via jQuery Options, HTML 5 data-attributes and CSS.

Price: $12

LayerSlider Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin

Layer Slider Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin

LayerSlider is an advanced Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin with the famous Parallax Effect and hundreds of transitions. You can use LayerSlider to create a breathtaking Image Slideshow, Banner Rotator or Content Slider to your site! It is SEO and mobile friendly, it has tons of features and customizable options.

Price: $10

7 Layer – Responsive LayerSlider

Seven Slider jQuery Plugin

7 Layer is unique jQuery layerslider. It is strongly built in terms of animation and transition types. And it is fully responsive and modern features like Video embed, Lightbox are supported which make it more stunning. Specially designed for customized width/height adaptation to make the customer feel free to use any size image and speed is optimized as well. Supports plenty of 2d/3d transitions so users will have great choice of modern and smooth animations. It’s especially flexible for users to customize which makes the slider most complete ever.

Price: $14

RoyalSlider – Touch-Enabled jQuery Image Gallery

Royal Slider, jQuery plugin

RoyalSlider is an easy to use jQuery image gallery and content slider plugin with animated captions, responsive layout and touch support for mobile devices. Developed in best practices of HTML5, CSS3 transitions are used for all animations (with fallback).

Price: $12

Royal 3D Carousel

Royal 3D Carousel

Royal 3d Carousel allows to display media or HTML content with an unique and original layout. It’s perfect for presentations, for anyone who wants to obtain a great impact on their visitors.

Price: $12

Jssor Slider

Mobile touch swipe jQuery plugin

Jssor is a cross browser responsive slider, that comes with 390+ impressive slideshow and caption effects/transitions. The slider is touch enabled and is announced as one of the best performance sliders.

Price: $10

Accordion Slider – Responsive and Touch accordion

Accordion slider

Accordion Slider is an awesome jQuery accordion slider fully responsive and touch enabled. It has a dynamic layout and supports any HTML content. The slider is SEO friendly and has XML and JSON support.

Price: $10

Advanced Slider – jQuery XML slider

Advanced slider

Advanced Slider is fully responsive, mobile-ready, SEO-friendly, and offers you the option to use either HTML markup or XML. The plugin also provides an easy to use API which will allow you to further enhance the functionality of the slider and will make it possible to integrate it into your own application.

Price: $12

Strapslide – Responsive Bootstrap Slider Plugin

Strapslide Slider jQuery plugin

Strapslide is the ultimate premium Bootstrap Slider Plugin offering the capability to show images, videos, html markup and captions paired with simple, modern and fancy 3D transitions. Even more important, it is fully responsive and mobile optimized and can take on any dimensions.

Price: $10

Lush – Content Slider

Lush content slider

Lush is a flexible content slider. It uses CSS3 native transition and animations to get the best performance taking advantage of the modern browser features, without lose functionality in older browsers. Features: Native CSS3 animations, fully responsive, crossbrowser (IE7+), touch ready, extensible animation system, Flexslider compatible, Carousel Slider, Youtube & Vimeo video support, jQuery 2.0 ready, valid HTML & SEO friendly, etc.

Price: $8

Free Plugins

5 free, easy to use, sliders to make your website stand out.

Nivo Slider

Nivo slider

The Nivo Slider is world renowned as the most beautiful and easy to use slider on the market. The jQuery plugin is completely free and totally open source. The Nivo Slider makes displaying your gallery of images a beautiful experience, by using amazing transition effect. It is simple to setup and use, is responsive, small (only 15 kb) and uses the latest standards.


FlexSlider jQuery plugin

FlexSlider was built to serve up the best responsive jQuery slider around. Features: simple, semantic markup, supported in all major browsers, horizontal/vertical slide and fade animations, multiple slider support, callback API, and more, hardware accelerated touch swipe support, custom navigation options, compatible with the latest version of jQuery.


responsive slides

ResponsiveSlides.js is a tiny jQuery plugin that creates a responsive slider using elements inside a container. It works with wide range of browsers including all IE versions from IE6 and up. It also adds css max-width support for IE6 and other browsers that don’t natively support it. The plugin is also very small, only 1 kb.


bxSlider responsive

bxSlider is another great free slider plugin. It is fully responsive, features several effects and has advanced touch / swipe support built-in. Slides can contain images, video, or HTML content. The plugin has small file size, is fully themed and simple to implement.


UnoSlider responsive slider

UnoSlider is an advanced image and content slider which is built with responsive design and mobile devices in mind. Some of the features include: fully responsive, touch enabled, 12 prebuilt themes, more than 40 preset transitions, images preloader, multiple sliders per page, and more.

Nov - 13 - 20132 Comments »


  1. Thank you for sharing these plugins! I’ve been getting sick of using the same old ones over and over again but wasn’t sure where to look for more. Many of the above ones look so clean and professional – I can’t wait to get my hands on them and start incorporating them into websites (I’m especially a fan of the bxSlider, Lush – Content Slider and the Royal 3D Carousel).

  2. I am using UnoSlider, & thanks for your excellent blog post. I hope you will do some post on Joomla as well. :)

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