What is it?

Tinycircleslider is a circular slider / carousel. That was built to provide webdevelopers with a cool but subtle alternative to all those standard carousels. Tiny Circleslider can blend in on any wepage. It was built using the javascript jQuery library.


  • IOS and Android support.
  • AMD, Node, requirejs and commonjs support.
  • Supports sliding by thumb or pager
  • A interval can be set to slide automaticaly every given milliseconds
  • Can be set to snap to a page
  • Option to fade dots when dragging is done
  • Size(radius) of the slider can be set.
  • Can fire a callback after every move.
  • Easy customizable
  • Lightweight
  • Source is on GitHub

Need support or custom features?

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        interval : true
    ,   dotsSnap : true

Note: There is no lightbox natively in tiny circleslider for this example fancybox was used.

        dotsSnap : true
    ,   radius   : 170
    ,   dotsHide : false



To get a better understanding of how it all comes together I made a (corny) styled example. If someone can make a nicer design it would be greatly appreciated :)

        dotsSnap : true
    ,   radius   : 215
    ,   dotsHide : false
    ,   interval : true


tinycircleslider ( options, )
  • options Object
    • dotsSnap = false Boolean optional

      Shows dots when user starts dragging and snap to them.

    • dotsHide = true Boolean optional

      Fades out the dots when user stops dragging.

    • radius = 140 Number optional

      Used to determine the size of the circleslider.

    • interval = false Boolean optional

      Move to another block on intervals.

    • intervalTime = intervalTime Number optional

      Interval time in milliseconds.

    • start = 0 Number optional

      The slide to start with.


_defaults Object private

Default: defaults

_name String private final

Default: 'tinycircleslider'

angleCurrent Number

The current angle in degrees

Default: 0

dots Array

When dotsSnap is enabled every slide has a corresponding dot.

Default: []

intervalActive Boolean

If the interval is running the value will be true.

Default: false

options Object

The options of the carousel extend with the defaults.

Default: defaults

slideCurrent Number

The index of the current slide.

Default: 0

slidesTotal Number

The number of slides the slider is currently aware of.

Default: 0


_drag ( event, )
  • event Object optional
_endDrag ( event, )
  • event Object optional
_findClosestSlide ( angle, )
  • angle Number optional
_findShortestPath ( angleA, angleB, )
  • angleA Number optional
  • angleB Number optional
_initialize ()
_page ( event, )
  • event Object optional
_sanitizeAngle ( degrees, )
  • degrees Number optional
_setCSS ( angle, fireCallback, )
  • angle Number optional
  • fireCallback Function optional
_setDots ()
_setEvents ()
_setTimer ()
_startDrag ( event, )
  • event Object optional
_stepMove ( angleStep, angleDelta, stepInterval, )
  • angleStep Number optional
  • angleDelta Number optional
  • stepInterval Boolean optional
_toDegrees ( radians, )
  • radians Number optional
_toRadians ( degrees, )
  • degrees Number optional
move ( index, )

Move to a specific slide.

  • index Number optional

    The slide to move to.

start ()

If the interval is stopped start it.

stop ()

If the interval is running stop it.



The move event will trigger when the carousel slides to a new slide.


    // Initialize a slider like this.
    var $box = $('#box');

    // Try this to get access to the actual slider instance.
    var box = $box.data("plugin_tinycircleslider");

    // Now you have access to all the methods and properties.
    // box.start();
    // console.log(box.slideCurrent);
    // etc..

    // You can bind to the move event like this.
    $box.bind("move", function()
        console.log("do something on every move to a new slide");

The image below displays how you calculate the radius of your circleslider. The center of your slider to the center of the outside circle is your radius.