Carousel – Bootstrap


Carousel is a slideshow component for cycling through elements like images or slides of text.
It provides a dynamic way of representing large amount of data (text or images) by sliding or cycling through, in a smooth fashion.

Sample Code of Image Slider is below :

<html> <head> <!-- BootStrap's minified CSS version --> <link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-PsH8R72JQ3SOdhVi3uxftmaW6Vc51MKb0q5P2rRUpPvrszuE4W1povHYgTpBfshb" crossorigin="anonymous"> </head> <style> .carousel-indicators li { background-color: red; } .carousel-indicators .active { background-color: blue; } .carousel-indicators .item { height: 700 px; width: 800 px; } </style> <body> <!-- Declaring div for Carousel to appear inside it --> <div class="container"> <div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel"> <!-- Indicators --> <ol class="carousel-indicators"> <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li> <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="1" ></li> <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="2"></li> </ol> <!-- Wrapper for Slides --> <div class="carousel-inner"> <div class="item active"> <img src="" alt="Hello_Bootstrap" > </div> <div class="item"> <img src="" alt="Device_Bootstrap" > </div> <div class="item"> <img src="" alt="Responsive_Bootstrap"> </div> </div> <!-- Left and Right Controls for sliding through the slides --> <a class="left carousel-control" href="#myCarousel" data-slide="prev"> <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left"></span> </a> <a class="right carousel-control" href="#myCarousel" data-slide="next"> <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right"></span> </a> </div> </div> <!-- Optional JavaScript --> <!-- jQuery first, then Popper.js, then Bootstrap JS --> <script src="" integrity="sha384-KJ3o2DKtIkvYIK3UENzmM7KCkRr/rE9/Qpg6aAZGJwFDMVNA/GpGFF93hXpG5KkN" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> <script src="" integrity="sha384-vFJXuSJphROIrBnz7yo7oB41mKfc8JzQZiCq4NCceLEaO4IHwicKwpJf9c9IpFgh" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> <script src="" integrity="sha384-alpBpkh1PFOepccYVYDB4do5UnbKysX5WZXm3XxPqe5iKTfUKjNkCk9SaVuEZflJ" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> </body> </html>

Understanding the attributes and classes used in above example:

1) Attributes

a) data-ride :- data-ride ="carousel" allows on page load animation to begin.

b) data-target :- It points to the id of the carousel.

c) data-slide-to :- It specifies which slide to move on to when clicking on the indicators (specific dots).

2) Classes

a) carousel :- class="carousel" specifies that the div contains carousel.

b) slide :- This class adds CSS transitions.

c) carousel-inner :- This denotes the section of code which will hold the text/image to be displayed in slides.

d) item :- It refers to the content to be displayed in the carousel.

e) left carousal-control :- This adds the back button allowing sliding to the previous slide.

f) right carousal-control :- This adds the next button allowing sliding to the next slide.

g) carousel-caption :- This class let you add captions to each slide.

Note: Add class="carousel-caption" for each item.


1) Via data attributes

The data-ride="carousel" attribute is used to mark a carousel as animating starting at page load.
data-slide accepts the keywords prev or next, which alters the slide position relative to its current position.

2) Via JavaScript

Call carousel manually with:



Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-interval="".

Some frequently used options are:

  • interval: specifies how long to wait in miliseconds before going to the next slide.
  • pause: if set to false, the carousel will not pause when the mouse hovers over it.
  • ride: if set to true, the carousel autoplays after the user clicks through the first slide.
  • wrap: if set to false, the carousel pauses at the last item.

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