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A fast & light jQuery plugin for creating tasteful slideshows.

Demo & Instructions

Install via bower bower install skippr


The Setup.

Include jquery.skippr.css inside your head tag and jquery.skippr.js just before the closing body tag. Be sure to include jQuery before jquery.skippr.js

    <title>Your Awesome Website</title>        
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/skippr.css">

    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="dist/skippr.js"></script>

Create a target element with divs inside, one for each slide, and add a background image with css or the style attribute. Skippr targets div tags inside of the selected element with background-images applied to them. Put this target element inside of a container element styled and positioned to your liking. The target element will completely fill it's parent container element.

**Note: The container element must have a specified width and height, and position other than static to work properly.

<div id="container">
    <div id="theTarget">
        <div style="background-image: url(img/image1.jpg)"></div>
        <div style="background-image: url(img/image2.jpg)"></div>
        <div style="background-image: url(img/image3.jpg)"></div>
        <div style="background-image: url(img/image4.jpg)"></div>
        <div style="background-image: url(img/image5.jpg)"></div>


Just select the target element with jQuery and call the skippr method. Thats it!





Pass in an options object as a parameter to the skippr method for customization.

// Defaults   

        transition: 'slide',
        speed: 1000,
        easing: 'easeOutQuart',
        navType: 'block',
        childrenElementType: 'div',
        arrows: true,
        autoPlay: false,
        autoPlayDuration: 5000,
        keyboardOnAlways: true,
        hidePrevious: false

Property Name Type Values Description Default
transition string fade,slide Specify the type of transition you want your slideshow to perform. Currently, Skippr accepts either 'fade' or 'slide'. The Slide transitions are acccelerated using velocity.js by Julian Shapiro. slide
speed int any int Enter length of time in milliseconds you want the transition between slides to take. 500
easing string jQuery UI easing values enter the camelCase name of the easing property you want to use with slide transitions. All jquery UI easing properties are accepted. easeOutQuart
navType string block, bubble Enter a string of what shape you want the navigation elements to be. Skippr currently takes either "block" or "bubble". block
childrenElementType string div, img choose the children element type of the target element. div
arrows bool true,false boolean value determining whether or not to display navigation arrows. true
autoPlay bool true,false boolean value determining whether or not to use auto-playing functionality in the slideshow. false
autoPlayDuration int any int sets the amount of time in milliseconds to display each slide when autoPlay is running. 5000
keyboardOnAlways bool true,false boolean value determining whether to enable keyboard arrow keys to work at all times OR only when the skippr slidehow is being hovered over. true
hidePrevious bool true,false boolean value determining whether or not to hide previous arrow when first slide is showing. false


  • clone repo
  • run npm install
  • run bower install

After making changes :

  • run grunt to buils sass and js distribution files and activate watcher. Any changes you make will run grunt for you after this point.


A super simple slideshow plugin for jQuery.






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