The image gallery is used to show the collection of images in a very attractive way. CSS, Jquery, and Flash are the main tools which is used for this task. But I hate using flash. Jquery and CSS is best and can be used to achieve any kind of complex task on web development. Developing a simple jQuery tutorial with CSS is simple.
I have also posted some free tutorials and scripts on photo galleries. You can also browse my previous articles.
Here is the list of 5 CSS based image galleries which are available for free.
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Best CSS Image Gallery Plugins
TN3 is a jQuery based image gallery with slideshow and multiple transitions effects. It features document linking, full screen model and dynamic image sizing. It can be customized to match the look and feel of your website. The best thing is that the plugin is compatible with all modern desktop and mobile browsers.
2. Cross Browser Multi-Page Photograph Gallery
This uses multi-page layout system and allows the use of images and text in the gallery. This plugin was released long back and has been updated for a long time.
The developer does not allow you to use this plugin for commercial purpose. So, you need to ask for permission before using it commercially.
Its a nice image gallery based on Jquery. It has nice transition effects between images that look great. This is not pure CSS image gallery and uses jQuery to work.
4. CSS Image Gallery
CSS Image Gallery allows you to create cool pure CSS galleries and slideshows with a fluent navigation and image transitions. Due to its CSS nature it is fully customizable and fits in any site design. You can even create a fancy slideshow with automatic thumbnail popup navigation.
5. Cross browser CSS slide show
This is very interesting plugin that shows active slideshow only if you hover the mouse to the specific region. You can select any photo to see the full size.
6. Multifaceted Lightbox
7. A simple CSS photo-album
This image gallery use only CSS to show images in a nice box with numbered links
8. Hoverbox Image Gallery
Basically, it’s a super lightweight (8kb) roll-over photo gallery that uses nothing but CSS.
9. DevKick Galleria
You can find more to use nice image galleries plugin on Google search. If you know more, you can share with us.