Slideshows, carousels and sites that are generally image-driven is a web design trend that has been with us for a while now and shows no signs of going out-of-date. Reading and writing seems to be a dying art in terms of imparting information, and that is mainly due to our very busy lifestyles nowadays. Road signs have been imparting information in image form for many years, and I suppose it was only a matter of time before other informational sources grasped the concept. So now when designers and developers have a new project, the question is not ‘Do you want to include images?’
Rather, ‘Where, how many and what size do you want your images, and how would you like them presented?’ And that makes slideshows and carousels very important and necessary elements in website design. Here is a collection of some of the best, free jQuery slideshows and carousels available at the time of writing.