How To Add Swipe Functionality To jCarousel Lite

April 8th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.

I’ve been using the jCarousel Lite plugin from Ganeshji Marwaha for many years now and find it incredibly easy to work with. Due to it’s simplicity It’s also proved easy to modify when I’ve wanted to add additional functionality.

I was recently working on a site that would be used on a mobile or tablet device, and therefore required the carousels be controlled through swipe motions and the users using their fingers to control the direction of the carousel. The current plugin I was using doesn’t come with this functionality included (probably due to it’s age) so I needed to look elsewhere.

Luckily for me it turned out that a chap called Karl Swedberg has continued, and still maintains, his own version of the jCarousel Lite plugin. The ‘swipe’ option is activated by default so the mobile functionality works straight out of the box.

The other great thing is, that because this improved plugin simply extends the original, I can simply go back through my old sites containing carousels and drop it in over the top without having to change any code.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 2:34 pm by +Steve Marks and is filed under Javascript / jQuery, Web Development. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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  1. kate says:

    This is really helpfule! works perfectly on my site!