Sliders are the most widely used design elements on websites. They are usually the first parts of the page what the visitor sees when they arrive. People use sliders to showcase their most important content. Since sliders are so important parts of the site, they often have some kind of inner navigation. For example arrows or bullets but if there are many slides to see, arrows are a bit uncomfortable to use. Bullets are slightly better, but they’re hard to use on mobile devices. This is why slider developers came up with the idea to create a thumbnail slider.
Thumbnails are one of the best navigation elements in a slider what you can use, and in Smart Slider 3 you can easily create a slider with thumbnails. At the thumbnail control you can turn it on and simple customize it. You can even upload a picture, so you don’t need to use the same image as you have used at the background.
Smart Slider 3 allows you to create a post slider from your WordPress posts. You can add thumbnails to these sliders, which will show for example the featured image of the posts. And you can even show the slide name and description near the thumbnail image. Reading the title or description helps the visitor decide whether they want to check out the post slide or not.
Everyone loves animations on a website and on a slider, they can make your page more powerful. Besides the main and background animations in the Pro version of Smart Slider 3 you can put animation on every layer. In this demo slider you can see the same animations coming one after another on every slide.
You can check every layer animation in a visual timeline, where you can set the delay, the duration and the sequence. If you click on the animation on the timeline, it will open the layer window animation tab where you can edit the selected animation. Pressing the space key will start the animations, so you can see a preview of the animations.
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