There are a lot of jQuery image galleries out there, some of which are quite lovely (Galleria springs to mind). However, I’ve yet to discover a really nice-looking, full-window sliding image gallery that is simple and elegant, and that also shows off the photos to good effect. So I decided to write one!
To see what it looks like, click the View Demo button above. It looks best on WebKit browsers such as Safari and Chrome, but other modern browsers should work well too.
For best results, make your browser full-screen. Google Chrome gives the most immersive experience here — view the demo, then choose View > Enter Full Screen.
The gallery is simple to use. Click the left or right edge of the window to move around the pictures (or use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard). Hover over the main image to view its caption.
I’ve also made the gallery work reasonably well on touch devices such as iPhones and iPads by adding touch and swipe events. (I haven’t yet tested these on the Android browser so your mileage may vary there. Watch this space!)
If you like this gallery, please feel free to use the code in your own websites and projects. It’s Creative Commons licensed.
Ready? Let’s get started!