jQuery slider plugins are indeed useful but they also add extra overhead on bandwidth (Common jQuery Mistakes) as reference to their library is required. That's why one has to be careful while choosing the plugin. There are tons of jQuery slider plugins available on web to choose from. More choice leads to more confusion.
But just relax as we have collected and complied a list of jQuery Slider Plugins which are lightweight and tiny in size to save bandwidth and helps to load webpage faster. Enjoy..
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Unslider is a lightweight jQuery slider plugin that just slides content without fancy effect and unnecessary markup. It's fluid, flexible and minimal. It is responsive, works cross-browsers and also support keyboard navigation.
ResponsiveSlides.js is a tiny jQuery plugin that creates a responsive slider using elements inside a container. ResponsiveSLides.js 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. Only dependency is jQuery (1.6 and up supported) and that all the images are same size.
Biggest difference to other responsive slider plugins is the file size (1.4kb minified and gzipped) + that this one doesn't try to do everything. But for only minified version the file size is 4KB.
jQuery lightSlider is a lightweight responsive Content slider with carousel thumbnails navigation (5KB minified). Its fully responsive, supports touch devices, supports all major browsers and also have keyboard support.
A small and lightweight jQuery-plugin to create simple inline slideshow.
simpleSlider is a jQuery "Anything" slider, simple and easy to setup and very customizable. It slides anything (Images, Text, Videos, HTML), works without any CSS and provide option to control sliding speed.
Glide.js is responsive and touch-friendly jQuery slider. Based on CSS3 transitions with fallback to older broswers. It's simple, lightweight and fast. Designed to slide, no less, no more.
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