Supersized 3.0 – Full Screen Background & Slideshow jQuery Plugin
Supersized has been one of the most popular posts on Build Internet since the original came out in February 2009. We thought it was time for an update.
This is an outdated version! Supersized has been moved and updated to a more permanent home at the official Supersized project page. Check there for the latest release notes and features!
Introducing Supersized 3.0
Supersized has been one of the most popular posts on Build Internet since the original came out in February 2009. It was later updated during spring 2009 to version 2.0 and has laid untouched ever since. During this update hiatus, the comments stacked up – they demanded thumbnails, scrolling, better performance, and a number of other requests that I took into account this time around.
Over one year later, I’m happy to announce Supersized 3.0 – enjoy. Visit the project page for more details.
- Resize images to fill the entire browser window while maintaining proportional dimensions.
- Fullscreen slideshow complete with transitions, navigation, captions, and preloading.
- Integrate with existing sites or create your own portfolio gallery.
New in Supersized 3.0
- Added scrolling – you can have your site on top of Supersized.
- Increased performance for larger number of images.
- Images are now loaded from an array.
- Added thumbnail navigation.
Questions, Thoughts, and Dreams
I have done my best to include a healthy number of demos showing potential uses on the project page, they should help you get started and answer a lot of your questions.
As always, please leave any questions, requests, or bugs below. If you end up using this plugin, provide a link – I love to see it in action.
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
*If you want to share this plugin with others, link directly to this post, please do not directly link to the download or host the current version on your site. Other than that, if you feel so inclined, provide a link back if you end up using it (not required, but appreciated).
A Note on Support: If you’re experiencing problems with the plugin, or want advice on how to modify it, you can post a comment below. Even though we read these comments regularly, we can’t keep up with the volume of “How can you make it do XYZ…” requests. We’ll try to fix any issues, but please don’t rely on these comments for a direct how-to fix for something custom. This includes integrating to WordPress, changing content, etc. Thanks!