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amp-carousel

Description A generic carousel for displaying multiple similar pieces of content along a horizontal axis; meant to be highly flexible and performant.
Availability Stable
Required Script <script async custom-element="amp-carousel" src="https://cdn.ampproject.org/v0/amp-carousel-0.1.js"></script>
Supported Layouts fill, fixed, fixed-height, flex-item, nodisplay, responsive
Examples Annotated code example for amp-carousel.html
Annotated code example for Image Galleries with amp-carousel

Behavior

Each of the amp-carousel component’s immediate children is considered an item in the carousel. Each of these nodes may also have arbitrary HTML children.

The carousel consists of an arbitrary number of items, as well as optional navigational arrows to go forward or backwards a single item.

The carousel advances between items if the user swipes, uses arrow keys, or clicks an optional navigation arrow.

Example: While the example shows a carousel of images, amp-carousel supports arbitrary HTML children.

<amp-carousel width=300 height=400>
  <amp-img src="my-img1.png" width=300 height=400></amp-img>
  <amp-img src="my-img2.png" width=300 height=400></amp-img>
  <amp-img src="my-img3.png" width=300 height=400></amp-img>
</amp-carousel>

Attributes

controls

If present, displays left and right arrows for the user to use in navigation on mobile. Visibility of arrows can also be controlled via styling, and a media query can be used to only display arrows at certain screen widths. On desktop, arrows will always be displayed unless only a single child is present.

Usage example:

<amp-carousel width="100" height="100" controls layout="responsive" type="slides">

type

  • carousel (default): All slides are shown and are scrollable horizontally. The carousel type only supports the following layouts: fixed, fixed-height, and nodisplay.
  • slides: Shows a single slide at a time. It supports the following layouts: fill, fixed, fixed-height, flex-item, nodisplay, and responsive.

loop (type=slides only)

If present, the user may advance past the first item or the final item.

autoplay (type=slides only)

If present:

  • Advances the slide to the next slide without user interaction. By default, autoplay advances a slide in 5000 millisecond intervals (5 seconds); this can be overridden by the delay attribute.
  • Attaches the loop attribute to amp-carousel if loop is not already present.

delay (type=slides only)

By default, a slide will advance in 5000 millisecond intervals (5 seconds) when autoplay is specified and will use the value of the delay attribute if present (minimum of 1000 ms; an error will be thrown if it's any lower). The value of delay must be a number of milliseconds, e.g. delay=5000.

height (required)

The height of the carousel, in pixels.

common attributes

This element includes common attributes extended to AMP components.

Styling

  • You may use the amp-carousel element selector to style it freely.
  • You may use the .amp-carousel-slide class selector to target carousel items.
  • The visual state of an amp-carousel button when it's disabled is hidden.
  • By default, .amp-carousel-button uses an inlined SVG as the background-image of the buttons. You may override this with your own SVG or image as in the example below.

Example: Default .amp-carousel-button inlined SVG

.amp-carousel-button-prev {
  left: 16px;
  background-image: url('data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8,<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 18 18"><path d="M15 8.25H5.87l4.19-4.19L9 3 3 9l6 6 1.06-1.06-4.19-4.19H15v-1.5z" fill="#fff" /></svg>');
}

Example: Overriding the default .amp-carousel-button inlined SVG

.amp-carousel-button-prev {
  left: 5%;
  background-image: url('data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8,<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="18" height="18" viewBox="0 0 18 18"><path d="M11.56 5.56L10.5 4.5 6 9l4.5 4.5 1.06-1.06L8.12 9z" fill="#fff" /></svg>');
}

Validation

See amp-carousel rules in the AMP validator specification.