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A flexible carousel that works on both desktop and mobile devices, and is compleletely responsive. Additionally, there is a strict separation of state and style. That is to say, javascript maintains the state of the carousel, while the CSS is responsible for the presentation and display of this state


Flexicarousel enables a touch-based interface (ie. sliding slides via dragging) while also respecting the separation of state and behaviour. You can swipe to drag a slide yet still use CSS to control how the slide transitions will behave. You can also choose to change slides by using the exposed API. The carousel works on both desktop and mobile, using only CSS to control the look and feel. The result is a basic yet robust carousel, weighing in at under 2KB


Simple demo

Infinite, overflowing

Bounded, clipped

Infinite, scroll by 3




  • IE8+
  • Firefox, Chrome, Opera
  • iOS, Android


var container = document.querySelector('#carousel');
var carousel = new Carousel(container, {
  infinite: true,
  onSlide: function() { ... }

container.querySelector('.prev').addEventListener('click', carousel.prev);



name type default description
activeClass string active Class to use on the active slide.
slideWrap string .wrap The selector to use when searching for the slides' container. This is used only to bind touch events to, on mobile.
slides string li The selector to use when searching for slides within the slideWrap container.
infinite boolean true Enable infinite scrolling or not
onSlide function undefined A function to execute on slide. It is passed to and from indices.
disableDragging boolean false if you'd like to disable the touch UI for whatever reason


name method description
Next Slide Advance carousel to the next slide
Previous Slide carousel.prev() Advance carousel to the previous slide
Go To Slide Advance carousel to the ith slide
Destroy carousel.destroy() Destroys carousel and removes all Event Listeners