I’ll expand on this post with a specific example in a few days, but I wanted to get a shout out to Vladimir Kharlampidi for his new Swiper library.
It’s a Carousel, it’s an app-store slider, it’s Windows Metro, all in one slick, performant package. It’s new, it’s FREE, and it just works.
There are some bugs and missing API calls ( .index() and .currentSlide() need to be fixed, and you absolutely need to get to the baseSlides when params.loop = true — I’ll prob. submit the pull requests) so if you want to get programmatic you have to do a little bit of landscaping, but it’s competitive with any other HTML slider out there, works 100% with touch, and it’s fast.
Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE?
Check it out, and tell your friends.