10 Pure CSS3 Image Galleries and Sliders

There are hundreds upon hundreds of Javscript based image gallery/slider plugins and techniques you could choose from, all offering something different, all of them offer a whole lot of interactivity and most are relatively easy to use and install. So, the question is, why would you even consider a pure CSS alternative?

Because CSS3 is AWESOME. Its moving at an amazing rate of knots, with new techniques and fresh ideas being published almost every day, pushing its own boundaries ever further, lessening our reliance on Javascript.

Turn Your Images Into Polaroids with CSS3

Turn Your Images Into Polaroids with CSS3
This technique uses a combination of browser-specific CSS (2 and 3) integration and some basic styling to turn regular old images into cool looking Polaroid style images—with no additional markup to show the text.
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Sliding CSS3 Transition Image Gallery

Sliding CSS3 Transition Image Gallery
This tutorial will show you how to create a "slide" effect image gallery using CSS3 transitions.
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CSS Transitions – Throwing Polaroids at a Table

CSS Transitions - Throwing Polaroids at a Table
In this tutorial you will be shown how CSS3 transforms and WebKit transitions can add zing to the way you present images on your site by transforming some basic images into lots of differently sized Polaroid photos scattered across a table.
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CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery

CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery
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Tabbed Image Gallery with CSS3 Transitions

Tabbed Image Gallery with CSS3 Transitions
In this tutorial you are are going to create a tabbed animated image gallery using some CSS transitions.
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Pure CSS3 Animated Sliding Image Gallery

Pure CSS3 Animated Sliding Image Gallery
The idea of this CSS3 experiment is to get one image to slide in while the current image slides out. There’s a lot of z-index going on as well, so the new image always appears to be at the top.
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Fancy Image Gallery with CSS3

Fancy Image Gallery with CSS3
This CSS3 tutorial will show you how to create an image gallery with animation. Although it is recommend that you a CSS3 compliant browser to experience the animations, even without a compliant browser the gallery is still going to be visible without animation.
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Image Slider With Pure CSS3

Image Slider With Pure CSS3
Image sliders are a popular effect and often used in portfolio sites and blogs, with the most of these sliders being built with Javascript. But with CSS3's strength, you can implement an image slider with only pure CSS3, this article will show you how.
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Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3

Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3
In this post you are going to be shown how to create a sexy CSS3 effect on image hover. This kind of effect is usually built with Flash or Javascript, but why use Flash or js when CSS can do the same work.
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CSS3 Image Enlarger Gallery

CSS3 Image Enlarger Gallery
This image gallery is only for Safari, Chrome and Opera, all other browsers will see an instant image size change on hover.
Those of you using any of the above three browsers will see the images enlarge and shrink smoothly over 0.7 seconds.
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Paul Andrew

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Comments

  • Paul s

    is there anything out there anyone makes that is simple? i mean really simple? i just want a simple fading image slideshow. nothing more! it seems like every CSS “tutorial” is more to try to impress one’s peers with how overly fancy one can get, in terms of design and code. 

    are there any tutorials just for something very very very simple!? like 1 image, that fades into another, and then another and… repeats. no more! no boarders, no rollovers, no thumbnails with 2 layers of edges and a drop shadow. 

  • Gościu

    nice:)

  • MentalWard

    just create an animated gif and drop it in a div.

  • Tiborbacus

    It is good for students trying hard to learn CSS. Very useful instead of Javascript and Jquery.

  • WelginDomin

    Yeh!!, codes in CSS are easy to learn than AJAZ, JQUERY..etc..

  • Gautham NS

    thanks a lot
    my web page would have been nothing if it wasn’t for you…………

  • Zzzzzzzzzzz

    gr8 man…….really thnx
    This will definitely help me in my Project… ;-)

  • Rahim

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  • teveoenlaweb

    Algunos link no funcionan organicenlos

  • I’m use Polaroid style sample. Looks good..