With the ubiquity of jQuery, I became a bit frustrated with the preponderance of Flash sliders everywhere. I never was a big fan of requiring plugins to see critical site content, be it the ‘splash’ screen (remember FutureSplash?) or Flash-based navigation.
I was looking from some jQuery sliders, and came up with a link to a few I liked:
- Diapo by Pixadelic is pretty sweet, as it has numerous nifty transitions to choose from (I wonder if these folks would approve?)
- Slicebox has 3D, which is cool (at least until 3DTV wears thin)
- SliderGallery is a slick gallery
- ThumbnailsPreviewSlider is interesting, although I like SweetThumbnails better
- Parallax is another fun one
With so many options to replace Flash-based sliders & galleries, I wonder why folks are still using Flash-based sliders & galleries? Don’t get me wrong… I still think there’s a pace for Flash, but navigation, splash pages, galleries and entires web sites are not one of them. Or if they must be used, please provide a rich experience for those of us ‘stuck’ with an iPhone, iPad, Android or other mobile device!