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AnythingSlider jQuery Plugin

Just what the world needs, another jQuery slider. YAWN. I know, check this one out though, it’s got lots of cool features.


  • Slides are HTML Content (can be anything)
  • Next Slide / Previous Slide Arrows
  • Navigation tabs are built and added dynamically (any number of slides)
  • Optional custom function for formatting navigation text
  • Auto-playing (optional feature, can start playing or stopped)
  • Each slide has a hashtag (can link directly to specific slides)
  • Infinite/Continuous sliding (always slides in the direction you are going, even at “last” slide)
  • Multiple sliders allowable per-page (hashtags only work on first)
  • Pauses autoPlay on hover (option)
  • Link to specific slides from static text links
  • Optionally autoPlay once through, stopping on the last page

Usage & Options (defaults)

	easing: "swing",                // Anything other than "linear" or "swing" requires the easing plugin
	autoPlay: true,                 // This turns off the entire FUNCTIONALITY, not just if it starts running or not
	startStopped: false,            // If autoPlay is on, this can force it to start stopped
	delay: 3000,                    // How long between slide transitions in AutoPlay mode
	animationTime: 600,             // How long the slide transition takes
	hashTags: true,                 // Should links change the hashtag in the URL?
	buildNavigation: true,          // If true, builds and list of anchor links to link to each slide
	pauseOnHover: true,             // If true, and autoPlay is enabled, the show will pause on hover
	startText: "Start",             // Start text
	stopText: "Stop",               // Stop text
	stopAtEnd: false,               // If true, and autoPlay is on autoPlay will stop on the last page
	navigationFormatter: null       // Advanced Use: details below
	forwardText: "»",			// Link text used to move the slider forward
	backText: "«",			// Link text used to move the slider back
	width: null,						// Override the default CSS width
	height: null,					// Override the default CSS height

To use the navigationFormatter function, you must have a function that accepts two parameters, and returns a string of HTML text.

  • index = integer index (1 based);
  • panel = jQuery wrapped LI item this tab references
  • Function must return a string of HTML/Text

Here is a sample formatter:

navigationFormatter: function(index, panel){
	return index + " Panel"; 		// This would have each tab with the text 'X Panel' where X = index


Version 1.3.2

  • Greatly refactored CSS for a more fluid resizing behavior
  • Dimensions can be passed via javascript or modified at the top of the css file
  • Merged all Github forks
  • Wrapper DIVs are no longer needed in the source html
  • Improved CSS scope, Javascript degredation is handled differently now however

Version 1.3.1

  • Markup improvements by Dean Sofer
  • Wrapper divs (<div class="anythingSlider"><div class="wrapper">) no longer required in html. Divs are generated in jquery
  • CSS classes are scoped to the added classes
  • Hash URLS now work for multiple panels
  • Improved code formatting (again) and merged all forks

Version 1.3

  • Accessibility improvements by Matt Lawson
  • Some generic JavaScript/HTML/CSS code cleaning
  • Move to GitHub entirely
  • Ensures unique panel ID’s
  • Removes navigation if there is only one panel
  • Added option to stop on the last page when autoPlay is set to true

Version 1.2

  • Bug Fix: When autoPlay was set to false, any interaction with the control would cause a javascript error.

Version 1.1

  • Changed default easing to “swing” so didn’t depend on any other plugins
  • Removed extra junk (other plugins used for design, etc)
  • Added Pause on Hover option
  • Added options for passing in HTML for the start and stop button
  • Added option to use custom function for formatting the titles of the navigation
  • Added public interface for linking directly to certain slides

Version 1.0

  • First version

To Do

  • Make ID’s less generic e.g. “wrapper” should be more like “as_wrapper”
  • Allow dynamic sized sliders.
    • Calculate existing dimensions and size window accordingly
    • Resizing requires manually adjusting CSS in several different locations
    • Might be resolved by slightly refactoring/improving the HTML/CSS markup only
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