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crossfade.js: Cross-fading backgrounds

Cross-fades between several different backgrounds.

Try the demo.

How to include the script

The stylesheet is best included in the header of the document.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="./css/useful-crossfade.css"/>

This include can be added to the header or placed inline before the script is invoked.

<script src="./js/useful-crossfade.js"></script>

How to start the script

<figure class="crossfade">
	<div class="crossfade-buffer" style="background-image: url(./img/crossfade-a.jpg);"></div>
	<div class="crossfade-buffer" style="background-image: url(./img/crossfade-b.jpg);"></div>
	<div class="crossfade-buffer" style="background-image: url(./img/crossfade-c.jpg);"></div>
	<figcaption class="crossfade-overlay">
		<h1>Lorem ipsum</h1>
		<p>Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.</p>
		<a href="#">Sed do eiusmod</a>

style - The backgrounds may also be defined in the stylesheet.

var crossfade = new Crossfade({
	'delay': 4000,
	'elements': document.querySelectorAll('.crossfade-buffer')

delay : {string} - Time between cross fades.

elements : {integer} - The background layers that are the target of the script.

How to control the script



Manually fade to the next background.

How to build the script

This project uses node.js from

This project uses gulp.js from

The following commands are available for development:

  • npm install - Installs the prerequisites.
  • gulp import - Re-imports libraries from supporting projects to ./src/libs/ if available under the same folder tree.
  • gulp dev - Builds the project for development purposes.
  • gulp dist - Builds the project for deployment purposes.
  • gulp watch - Continuously recompiles updated files during development sessions.
  • gulp serve - Serves the project on a temporary web server at http://localhost:8500/.
  • gulp php - Serves the project on a temporary php server at http://localhost:8500/.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The latest version of this and other scripts by the same author can be found at

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