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Creating awesome carousels  with SWIPER JS

Creating awesome carousels with SWIPER JS

Abiola Esther
Front-end developer ~ technical writer
・2 min read

Creating carousels for a website can be a complicated and stressful process. Well, this problem can be solved using SWIPER JS
Swiper is a cool and easy to use JavaScript Library.
It is a modern touch slider which is focused only on modern apps and web platforms to bring the best experience and simplicity. The documentation is very easy to understand.

Steps in creating a carousel with Swiper JS

  • Getting Started

Using CDN

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/swiper/swiper-bundle.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/swiper/swiper-bundle.min.css">

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<script src="https://unpkg.com/swiper/swiper-bundle.js"></script>
<script src="https://unpkg.com/swiper/swiper-bundle.min.js"></script>

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Using NPM

from the terminal
$ npm install swiper

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  • HTML Layout
<!-- Slider main container -->
<div class="swiper-container">
    <!-- Additional required wrapper -->
    <div class="swiper-wrapper">
        <!-- Slides -->
        <div class="swiper-slide">Slide 1</div>
        <div class="swiper-slide">Slide 2</div>
        <div class="swiper-slide">Slide 3</div>
        ...
    </div>
    <!-- If we need pagination -->
    <div class="swiper-pagination"></div>

    <!-- If we need navigation buttons -->
    <div class="swiper-button-prev"></div>
    <div class="swiper-button-next"></div>

    <!-- If we need scrollbar -->
    <div class="swiper-scrollbar"></div>
</div>

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  • Intialize Swiper Js

new Swiper(swiperContainer, parameters)

var mySwiper = new Swiper('.swiper-container', {
    speed: 400,
    spaceBetween: 100
});

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Here are some demos of carousel

  • Simple

  • Pagination

  • Scrollbar

  • Vertical Slider

  • Fade Effect

  • 3D Cube Effect

  • 3D Coverflow Effect

  • 3D Flip Effect

  • Thumbs Gallery

  • Lazy Loading

For more Demos, check HERE

Credits

If you have any other questions you can send me a message on Twitter

Thanks 😊

Discussion (3)

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Karen Efereyan

Nice article Abiola

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Okere Chibuike

Nice😊 Definitely adding this to my reading list.

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