Siema - Lightweight and simple carousel in pure JavaScript
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Siema - Lightweight and simple carousel with no dependencies

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Siema is a lightweight (only 1kb gzipped) carousel plugin with no dependencies and no styling. As Brad Frost once said "do that shit yourself". It is 100% open source and available on Github. It is free to use on personal and commercial projects. Use it with your favourite module bundler or by manually injecting the script into your project.


Setup is trivially easy. A little bit of markup...

<div class="siema">
  <div>Hi, I'm slide 1</div>
  <div>Hi, I'm slide 2</div>
  <div>Hi, I'm slide 3</div>
  <div>Hi, I'm slide 4</div>

If you are using a module bundler like Webpack or Browserify...

npm i -S siema

// or

yarn add siema
import Siema from 'siema';
new Siema();

...or manually inject the minified script into your website.

<script src="siema.min.js"></script>
  new Siema();


Siema comes with a few (optional) settings that you can change by passing an object as an argument. Default values are presented below.

new Siema({
  selector: '.siema',
  duration: 200,
  easing: 'ease-out',
  perPage: 1,
  startIndex: 0,
  draggable: true,
  threshold: 20,
  loop: false,
  • selector - (string or DOM element) specify the selector
  • duration - (number) slide transition duration (in ms)
  • easing - (string) the same as transition-timing-function in CSS
  • perPage - (number or object) the number of slides to be shown
  • startIndex - (number) index of the starting slide (zero-based)
  • draggable - (boolean) use dragging and touch swiping
  • threshold - (number) touch and mouse dragging threshold (in px)
  • loop - (boolean) loop the slides around


As mentioned above, Siema doesn't come with many options - just a few useful methods. Combine it with some very basic JavaScript and voila!

  • next() - go to next slide
  • prev() - go to previous slide
  • goTo(index) - go to a specific slide
  • destroy() - remove all active listeners
  • currentSlide - index of the current active slide (read only)

Browser support

  • IE10
  • Chrome 12
  • Firefox 16
  • Opera 15
  • Safari 4
  • Android Browser 4.0
  • iOS Safari 6.0