Animated sliders are some of the most populate elements in website design. Some people might argue that they have gone by the wayside or are played out these days but I would argue that they are here to stay. Content and image sliders can be one of the most space efficient ways to get a mix of content in front of your page viewer quickly and without requiring much work from them.
Why do I prefer flexslider?
- its lightweight
- the documentation is very well written
- it has over 50 features to customize to your own needs
- it can slide images and HTML content
- it’s super fast to plug and play
Flexslider being lightweight is one of the main reasons I like it. The files are small and it does not require a large amount of structure and code to get it running. All you need is a container with the class .flexslider and an unordered list with the class .slides and the little initialization code placed in the header and you are good to start!
Try it out and let me know what you think. Have your own favorite slider script? Post it in the comments and I will check it out.