JQuery Expand Stacked Images Using Slider

January 13th, 2011 by aditia rahman / 2 Comments  


This time the post will show how to expand the stacked images with jquery, for the illustration, there is a stack of images that have very small margin between each image, and the slider have a function to make the margin larger, really easy to imagine right? Now to make it look stacked I’m using jquery plugin, the rotate3Di and of course the JQuery UI slider

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The skeleton html code, in this example 8 images are used

<div id="container">
    <div id="slider"></div>
    <div id="images">
        <img class="img_main" src="img/01.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/02.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/03.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/04.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/05.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/06.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/07.jpg"/>
        <img class="img" src="img/08.jpg"/>

The default CSS style, to creating stacked look, I make each margin of the images to -90px.

#container {
    padding: 50px;
    margin-top: 20px;
#images {
    padding: 40px;
#images img {
    margin-left: -100px;
    background: #e9e9e9;
    padding: 10px;
    cursor: pointer;
#images img:hover {
    background: #333;
#slider {
    width: 380px;

Now the jquery code, the slider becoming useful for for increasing or decreasing the margin in each images, except the first image, I make it different style, and a click function just to make the image flipped to the default position.

$(function() {
    $( "#slider" ).slider({
        value: -100,
        min: -100,
        max: 0,
        step: 1,
        slide: function( event, ui ) {
            $(".img").css("margin-left", ui.value + "px");


    $("img").click(function() {
        var str = $(this).attr("style");
        var index = str.indexOf("skew");
        var substr = str.substr(index+5, 10);
        var split = substr.split(", ");
        var val = parseFloat(split[1])
        if ((val == 0)) {
            $(this).rotate3Di(45, 1000);
        } else {
            $(this).rotate3Di(0, 1000);

And don’t forget to include all the css styles, jquery and the plugins

<link rel="stylesheet" href="js/theme/jquery.ui.all.css">
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.4.4.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-ui-1.8.7.custom.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-css-transform.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/rotate3Di.js"></script>
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