Flux Slider Brings CSS3 Elegance to WordPress

There are a lot of sliders for WordPress – we’ve featured a lot of them here on WPMU.org. Recently we got to hear about a new one. Flux is a gorgeous slider which uses CSS3 animation to stunning effect. The developer of Flux, UK-based Joe Lambert, was inspired by the use of CSS and Javascript in the Nivo slider (one of my favorites!). He was concerned, however, that the beautifully smooth transitions looked jerky on his iPhone.

Joe decided to take Nivo even further, using powerful CSS3 techniques to develop a slider with cross-platform awesomeness: Flux was born.

I’ve got to admit – when we were emailled about a slider I was all “not another slider!” but I was really surprised. It’s rarely that I installed a slider and I don’t have a problem, but Flux worked seamlessly.

It is unbelievably easy to use. Just create a new slider and upload images. You can drag and drop them into order:

You can drag and drop the images to order them

The Flux WordPress plugin has just the right settings too, to enable you to create the slider that you need:

Flux slider plugin settingsFeatures:

  • Stunning CSS3 transitions
  • Easy to use admin interface
  • Automatic image resizing and cropping
  • Ability to customise a sliders height and width
  • Pagination controls
  • Next/previous buttons
  • Autoplay control

Check out this video to see it in action:

The plugin costs $15 and I think it’s a bargain. It’s the first real competitor to the Nivo slider that I’ve seen. You can check it out in action here.