There are so many jQuery plugins and options out now, the online library of jQuery is getting larger every day. If you’re looking for a simple sliding gallery these are a few sites I’d recommend checking. Here are three really good jQuery slider demos that include free downloads. I have done a bit of searching with jQuery demos in the last few days and these 3 stuck out as a few of the better demos available for some beginner, easy to modify demos.
Nivo Slider is great because it has the side arrows only on hover and a few types of transitions to choose from, and easily customizable.
You can click on the site image below to go directly to the Nivo site to download or to view demos.
jQuery Accordion Image slider just looks pretty slick – when not hovered images spread out but the slide effect on hover is great. The tutorial given below the demo is also very nice and straightforward.
Pika Choose has quite a few demos bundled up so you can choose which one best suits your needs. Whether it’s thumbnails with opacity hovers and scrolls, arrows or a combination of a carousel with other effects, you’ll probably find on in here that suits your gallery’s needs. It’s also quite easy to install and edit. It’s not the best designed gallery but if you’re looking for function and customizing the design this may be what you need.