A jQuery-based Features Rotator
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Title: jShowOff: a jQuery Content Rotator Plugin
Author: Erik Kallevig
Version: 0.1.0
Website: http://ekallevig.com/jshowoff
License: Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.

jShowOff: a jQuery Content Rotator Plugin

jShowOff is a jQuery plugin for creating a rotating content module. It works by creating 'slides' from all the child <div>'s inside a specified wrapper <div> (on which the call to .jshowoff() is invoked) and rotating through them, with options for controls, links, and more. This type of module is often used to promote pages, sections, or features on a site.

Required Files

  1. the jQuery Core JavaScript Library (1.3+)
  2. jquery.jshowoff.min.js

To get jShowOff up and running, simply include the above files on your page, create the required slides markup and invoke the method (example below). You can use the default skin (jshowoff.css) from the demo, or restyle the elements to your liking. NOTE: Source files are maintained at github.com/ekallevig/jShowOff.

How to Use

The required markup for jShowOff is a parent <div> with one or more child <div>'s, which will be used as the 'slides'. The following is a basic example:

<div id="features">
	<div><p>This is a slide!</p></div>
	<div><a href="http://google.com"><img src="http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif" alt="Google Logo" /></a></div>
<script type="text/javascript">		
	$(document).ready(function(){ $('#features').jshowoff(); });


jShowOff currently has a few options for customization, hopefully more in the future. Pass these settings as an object to the .jshowoff() method like this:

$('#features').jshowoff({ speed:1500, links: false }); });
Property Type Default Description
speed integer 3000 Time each slide is shown in milliseconds.
changeSpeed integer 600 Speed of transition in milliseconds.
controls boolean true Whether to create & display controls (Previous, Next, Play/Pause).
links boolean true Whether to create & display numeric links to each slide.
autoPlay boolean true Whether to start playing immediately.

Future Features

  • Multiple instances per page.
  • Slide captions.


Source files are maintained at github.com/ekallevig/jShowOff. To quickly grab the bundled demo files, click the 'Download' button on the right.


jShowOff is free for personal and commercial use under the MIT/GPL license used by the jQuery core libraries. Donations are appreciated, but not required (see 'Donate' button on the right).


This plugin was written by Erik Kallevig.