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Simple horizontal slider which grows up the current box when it's in focus (image, title & text) and back down when it's not in focus.
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MoxingBoxes jQuery Plugin


(Only the most recent changes are shown below, see the wiki page for a complete listing)

Version 2.2.4 (1/10/2012)

  • Fixed a bug introduced in the last update where the last panel would be misaligned when scrolling in the previous direction.

Version 2.2.3 (1/10/2012)

  • Added initAnimation option:
    • When true (default), MovingBoxes will show the initial animation starting from the first panel and sliding into the current panel (as determined by the hash or startPanel option).
    • If false, no animation will be seen and MovingBoxes will start on the appropriate panel.
  • The update method now has a flag to prevent callbacks from firing and also has it's own callback:

    • Set the flag to false to prevent the built-in callbacks (initChange, beforeAnimation & completed) from firing during the update. This flag is useful if you plan to call the update method a lot, like when the window resizes.
    • The callback for the update is used as follows:

      // update(flag, callback);
      $('#slider').data('movingBoxes').update(false, function(slider){
        alert('update complete');
  • Fixed clicking on links in the current panel would go to the next panel. Fix for issue #60.

  • Updated method of plugin initialization to hopefully ensure that the completed callback will not fire until after initialization. Update for issue #57.
  • Fixed a problem where the navigation was clearing the current panel after using the update method.
  • Hopefully fixed the problems brought up in issue #49. So using this bit of code will allow you to set the MovingBoxes width as a percentage value.

        // get MovingBoxes plugin object
        var slider = $('.slider').data('movingBoxes');
        // set overall width to 50% of the browser width
        slider.options.width = $(window).width() * 0.5;
        // set panel Width to be 50% of MovingBoxes width (which ends up being 25% of browser width; 50% x 50%)
        // OR you can set the panelWidth to a px amount, say 300 instead of a fraction: "slider.options.panelWidth = 300"
        slider.options.panelWidth = 0.5;
        // update the slider; include false flag to prevent built-in callbacks from firing (optional)
      }).resize(); // trigger window resize to do the initial resizing.

Version 2.2.2 (1/3/2012)

  • Removed the width and panelWidth options.

    • The width and panel width are now set using css
    • The plugin is still backwards compatible, so setting the width and panelWidth in the option will still override the css settings.
    • Updated the movingboxes.css with the following css:

      /* Default MovingBoxes wrapper size */
      #movingboxes {
        width: 900px;
        min-height: 200px;
      /* Default MovingBoxes panel size */
      #movingboxes > li {
        width: 350px;
    • So, the width still should not be set to a percentage, e.g. width: 100%, because it will not update when the window resizes.

    • Here is a demo of how to resize the slider on the fly.
    • Please note that the overall width can now be much much wider than the panel, so please DON'T use the wrap option in this case because it just doesn't look good.
    • Fixed for issue #49.
  • The completed callback will no longer run immediately after initialization. Fix for issue #57.

Version 2.2.1 (11/10/2011)

  • Clicking on panels will now work properly. Fix for issue #44.

Version 2.2 (11/9/2011)

  • Modified wrap option to now behave like an infinite slider
    • When true, the first and last MovingBoxes panels are cloned and attached to either end of the slider.
    • When false, the panels will stop at either end and the appropriate navigation arrow will get the disabled css class applied.
  • Added a basic demo page to make it easier to start out with the base code.
  • Added navigation buttons to the demo pages along with a link to a jsFiddle playground.

Version 2.1.4 (9/11/2011)

  • Added disabled option
    • This option contains the css class added to the arrows when the wrap option is true.
    • When the wrap option is false, the slider rewinds when clicking the arrow, so it still has a function.

Version 2.1.3 (8/26/2011)

  • Fixed a problem where the currentPanel class was not being applied to the current panel. Fix for issue #35.

Version 2.1.2 (8/22/2011)

  • Fixed a problem with the arrow buttons not working if the slider starts on any slide but the first - weird that it didn't rear it's ugly head until now... Fix for issue #34.

Version 2.1.1 (6/13/2011)

  • Updated to not animate the panel when the reducedSize option is set to 1. This prevents embeded video from restarting - fix for issue #31.

Version 2.1 (6/10/2011)

  • The script now prevents changing slides before it completes initialization. Fix for issue #29.
  • Removed element specific resizing:
    • Removed imageRatio option. Set the image using a percentage width and it will adjust the height automatically to maintain the image's aspect ratio.
    • In the script, the portion which set the height of images was removed. So now all panel content is set using css percentage values (or "em" for font sizes).
    • Moved CSS, including .mb-inside img {} to the demo.css since the layout now allows images of any size inside the panels. The dimensions should now be set in the css using a percentage value.
    • MovingBoxes will update a second time once the page has completely loaded. This now causes a vertical height resizing animation in webkit browsers. One way to work around this is to set the image height of the "current" panel - see the demo.css file.
  • Removed panelType options as the script now automatically looks for immediate children of the initialized element. You shouldn't even notice a difference.
  • Moved all demo related files into a demo folder.

Version 2.0.5 (6/9/2011)

  • Fixed margins when MovingBoxes gets updated. Fix for issue #30.

Version 2.0.4 (5/7/2011)

  • Fixed hash tags which apparently broke in the last version =/
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