- Demo React Carousel
- What are React Carousels Libraries?
- React Slider Swiper
- React Id Swiper
- Pure React Carousel
- React Responsive Carousel
- React Image Gallery
- React Awesome Slider
- React Flickity
- Nuka Carousel
- React Alice Carousel
- React Slick
- React Swipeable
- React Owl Carousel 2
- React Swipe
- Usage trends of the top React carousel components:
- Wrapping Up
A React carousel is an interactive slideshow component useful for showing a collection of items. These items include things such as text, graphics, images, and even videos each at a time. It is also known as sliders, galleries, and slideshows.
Demo React Carousel
Below is a quick video demonstration of what a carousel looks like:
In this article, we’ll look at the top react carousel libraries for building simple to complex carousels faster and with less code.
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What are React Carousels Libraries?
The top React carousel component libraries are listed below in no particular order.
Fullpage.js is a fullscreen page slider library that can be used to easily create horizontal or vertical snap scrolling navigation between multiple sections in a react single page application.
View how the full-page first slide transition starts here.
React Slider Swiper
React Slider Swiper or SwiperJS is a cutting-edge free mobile touch slider library with hardware-accelerated transitions and fantastic native behavior. It is intended for use in mobile websites, mobile web apps, and native/hybrid mobile applications.
SwiperJS is useful to animate slides. It includes image lazy loading and transition effects by default, and it uses CSS flexbox properties for slide layout. See the SwiperJS slider demo i.e fade transition here.
React Id Swiper
The React Id Swiper component is just a wrapper component that makes using Swiper.JS possible in a React application.
Pure React Carousel
Pure React Carousel is an unopinionated, simple carousel library that powers the structure of your carousel and gives you complete control over the slide dimensions (carousels do not automatically normalize slide dimensions) and also gives control over customizing the layout to your liking with CSS.
This is one of my favorite carousel libraries because it includes zooming functionalities that other libraries do not. Watch the zoom functionality demo below:
React Responsive Carousel
The React Responsive Carousel library is a powerful, lightweight, and fully customizable carousel component. React Responsive Carousel includes features such as lazy loading, YouTube autoplay with custom thumbnails, and external controls for carousels.
Check out React Responsive Carousel demo playground on Storybook.
React Image Gallery
React image gallery is a React gallery component that allows you to create image galleries and carousels that support mobile swipe gestures, thumbnail navigation fullscreen support, custom-rendered slides, RTL support, and responsive gallery and carousel design.
Watch React Image Gallery video demo below:
React Awesome Slider
React Awesome Slider is a full-page transition component that allows you to create a 60fps, extendable, highly customizable, production-ready React Component that renders an image and video gallery slider or carousel.
Below is a quick demo of a React Awesome Slider component:
Nuka Carousel is a tiny, powerful, and accessible React carousel library with easily customizable UI and behavior to complement your brand and website.
Below is a quick video demo of a Nuka Carousel component:
React Alice Carousel
React Alice Carousel is a carousel component library that can be used to create content galleries, content rotators, and other mobile-friendly and responsive React carousel items.
React Slick is a fully customizable carousel component with its own container and snapped-enabled feature, desktop mouse dragging, autoplay, etc.
React Swipeable is a simple carousel component for creating swipeable carousel item components with multiple swipe patterns.
React Owl Carousel 2
React Owl Carousel 2 is a fully customizable, cross-browser compatible, responsive carousel that supports touch and drag.
React swipe is a lightweight ReactJS version of the Swipe.js carousel library that focuses on simplifying the carousel touch for devices and providing useful configuration options.
Usage trends of the top React carousel components:
The graph below depicts all-time download statistics for the top carousel components in React as of writing this article.
Continuation for the all-time download statistics for the top carousel components in React.
View the comparison here on NPM trends.
When you use the right carousel, creating an interactive and responsive carousel can be a breeze. We’ve gone over the top React carousel components in this article to help you get everything you want out of a carousel.
I hope this article helps you make decisions when developing a carousel for your react apps.
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