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Adding a Realtime News Slider to Your Web Design Project

Using Slick Slider, we can add slider capabilities to a standard news module so your users can easily browse your most recent content

We’ve written before regarding the necessity of keeping your website audience well informed with either a blog or news module. An always important consideration, however, is how you are able to direct users to newly added content within the lifespan of a post’s marketing push. Clearly labeled news widgets featuring a handful of recent content can drive necessary traffic, particularly when added to high visibility areas such as a website’s homepage.

Yet, a reoccurring problem is how to maximize space within these modules/widgets while still presenting your users a plethora of options. One method to solve this problem is your turn your recent news module into a realtime slider. This allows users to see a number of news entries within a confined area.

Using Slick Slider, we can add slider capabilities to a standard news module. In this web design code tutorial, we will go through the process of creating this fully functional news slider. Enjoy!

Below is the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript required.

Step 1 - news-slider.html

Copy and paste the following code into news-slider.html

Step 2 - news-slider.css

Download the CSS below and include it in your web page


Step 3 - news-slider.js

Copy and paste the code below into news-slider.js

Step 4 - Add the following includes to your web page

Customize the above code to show as many news entries in a single slide as you want, the duration each slide shows for, and the overall width of the widget.

Scott Madara
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