This page came about as a result of this post that lists Tabs and Slideshow Modules in the Similar Module Review group. The linked post lists several modules that provide either tabbed content or rotating content.
There are two general use cases here:
- A device to provide access to large amounts of regular site content from one area of the page (tabbed content).
- A device to showcase featured content, often on the home page, in an eye-catching manner (rotating/sliding content).
This comparison page is limited to the latter use case. It is open to discussion whether the ideal eventual outcome of any consolidation between the best features of the best of the modules would be a package that includes both types of feature.
Available modules overview
There are many modules that provide some sort of slideshow / rotator functionality.
- Views Slideshow Liquid Slider - A fully responsive, HTML5 jQuery content slider for both web and mobile devices.
- Content Glider - Another jQuery plugin for image slider, very easy to use.
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