the last carousel you'll ever need
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the last carousel you'll ever need



CDN hosted slick is a great way to get set up quick:

In your <head> add:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//"/>

Then, before your closing <body> tag add:

<script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>


bower install --save slick.js


Option Type Default Description
accessibility boolean true Enables tabbing and arrow key navigation
autoplay boolean false Enables auto play of slides
autoplaySpeed int 3000 Auto play change interval
centerMode boolean false Enables centered view with partial prev/next slides. Use with odd numbered slidesToShow counts.
centerPadding string '50px' Side padding when in center mode. (px or %)
cssEase string 'ease' CSS3 easing
customPaging function n/a Custom paging templates. See source for use example.
dots boolean false Current slide indicator dots
dotsClass string 'slick-dots' Class for slide indicator dots container
draggable boolean true Enables desktop dragging
easing string 'linear' animate() fallback easing
fade boolean false Enables fade
arrows boolean true Enable Next/Prev arrows
appendArrows string $(element) Change where the navigation arrows are attached (Selector, htmlString, Array, Element, jQuery object)
appendDots string $(element) Change where the navigation dots are attached (Selector, htmlString, Array, Element, jQuery object)
prevArrow string (html jQuery selector) object (DOM node
nextArrow string (html jQuery selector) object (DOM node
infinite boolean true Infinite looping
lazyLoad string 'ondemand' Accepts 'ondemand' or 'progressive' for lazy load technique
onBeforeChange(this, currentIndex,targetIndex) method null Before slide change callback
onAfterChange(this, index) method null After slide change callback
onInit(this) method null When Slick initializes for the first time callback
onReInit(this) method null Every time Slick (re-)initializes callback
pauseOnHover boolean true Pauses autoplay on hover
pauseOnDotsHover boolean false Pauses autoplay when a dot is hovered
responsive object null Breakpoint triggered settings
slide string 'div' Slide element query
slidesToShow int 1 # of slides to show at a time
slidesToScroll int 1 # of slides to scroll at a time
speed int 300 Transition speed
swipe boolean true Enables touch swipe
touchMove boolean true Enables slide moving with touch
touchThreshold int 5 To advance slides, the user must swipe a length of (1/touchThreshold) * the width of the slider.
useCSS boolean true Enable/Disable CSS Transitions
vertical boolean false Vertical slide direction
rtl boolean false Change the slider's direction to become right-to-left
waitForAnimate boolean true Ignores requests to advance the slide while animating


Method Argument Description
slick() options : object Initializes Slick
unslick() Destroys Slick
slickNext() Triggers next slide
slickPrev() Triggers previous slide
slickPause() Pause Autoplay
slickPlay() Start Autoplay
slickGoTo() index : int Goes to slide by index
slickCurrentSlide() Returns the current slide index
slickAdd() element : html or DOM object, index: int, addBefore: bool Add a slide. If an index is provided, will add at that index, or before if addBefore is set. If no index is provided, add to the end or to the beginning if addBefore is set. Accepts HTML String
slideRemove() index: int, removeBefore: bool Remove slide by index. If removeBefore is set true, remove slide preceding index, or the first slide if no index is specified. If removeBefore is set to false, remove the slide following index, or the last slide if no index is set.
slickFilter() filter : selector or function Filters slides using jQuery .filter syntax
slickUnfilter() Removes applied filter
slickGetOption(option) option : string(option name) Gets an option value.
slickSetOption(option,value,refresh) option : string(option name), value : depends on option, refresh : boolean Sets an option live. Set refresh to true if it is an option that changes the display


Initialize with:

  dots: true,
  speed: 500

Destroy with:


Sass Variables

Variable Type Default Description
$slick-font-path string "./fonts/" Directory path for the slick icon font
$slick-font-family string "slick" Font-family for slick icon font
$slick-loader-path string "./" Directory path for the loader image
$slick-arrow-color color white Color of the left/right arrow icons
$slick-dot-color color black Color of the navigation dots
$slick-dot-color-active color $slick-dot-color Color of the active navigation dot
$slick-prev-character string '\2190' Unicode character code for the previous arrow icon
$slick-next-character string '\2192' Unicode character code for the next arrow icon
$slick-dot-character string '\2022' Unicode character code for the navigation dot icon
$slick-dot-size pixels 6px Size of the navigation dots


jQuery 1.7


Copyright (c) 2014 Ken Wheeler

Licensed under the MIT license.

Free as in Bacon.