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!
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 pagenews-slider.css
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.