Slidebox: A tiny jQuery carousel slider & image lightbox

minute read. Posted on November 19, 2013 in Code & Design

I’ve open sourced a little jQuery plugin I wrote recently for use on a couple client projects. It’s an image carousel with lightbox-esque image enlargement. The demo, JavaScript file and instructions are on GitHub:


The current feature set includes:

  • Sliding carousel
  • Prev/Next buttons & keyboard arrow carousel controls
  • Lightbox-like image enlargement
  • Image captions
  • Barebones styling to make it super easy to insert into your own design

It’s pretty simple and straightforward to plug in to a project, and the styling has been left to a minimum. Again, instructions are in the README on GitHub.

What it looks like

Out of the box, here’s what the carousel looks like:

{}Slidebox Carousel preview

And when an image is enlarged:

{}Slidebox image enlarged

So that’s it for now! I’m sure I’ll be adding more features as projects and needs arise. And if you’d like to see anything added or have questions, just comment below.