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thumbnail scroller with jquery

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thumbnail scroller with jquery
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A cool jquery/css thumbnail scroller inspired by the ones made in Flash. It works on mouse over and it’s simple to configure and easy to style through css.

The code for the full sized, horizontal scroller with easing

The css

html,body{height:100%;}
body {margin:0; padding:0; background:#000;}
#outer_container{position:fixed; bottom:0; margin:40px 0; height:170px; padding:0 5px; border-top:1px solid #666; border-bottom:1px solid #666;}
#thumbScroller{position:relative; overflow:hidden;}
#thumbScroller .container{position:relative; left:0;}
#thumbScroller .content{float:left;}
#thumbScroller .content div{margin:10px; height:100%; font-family:Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px;}
#thumbScroller img{border:5px solid #fff;}
#thumbScroller a{padding:5px;}

The jQuery scripts and plugins inside head tag

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="jquery.easing.1.3.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

The markup

<div id="outer_container">
<div id="thumbScroller">
<div class="container">
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="The path" src="thumbs/thumb1.jpg" alt="The path"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="A flower" src="thumbs/thumb2.jpg" alt="A flower"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="Dusk" src="thumbs/thumb3.jpg" alt="Dusk"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="A waterfall" src="thumbs/thumb4.jpg" alt="A waterfall"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="The canyon" src="thumbs/thumb5.jpg" alt="The canyon"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="The road" src="thumbs/thumb6.jpg" alt="The road"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="A forest" src="thumbs/thumb7.jpg" alt="A forest"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="A house" src="thumbs/thumb8.jpg" alt="A house"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="Paradise" src="thumbs/thumb9.jpg" alt="Paradise"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="Trees" src="thumbs/thumb10.jpg" alt="Trees"></a></div>
</div>
<div class="content">
<div><a href="#"><img class="thumb" title="Plant leaves" src="thumbs/thumb11.jpg" alt="Plant leaves"></a></div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>

The full javascript code is inserted in the end of the document, just before the closing body tag.

<script>
    $outer_container=$("#outer_container");
    $thumbScroller=$("#thumbScroller");
    $thumbScroller_container=$("#thumbScroller .container");
    $thumbScroller_content=$("#thumbScroller .content");
    $thumbScroller_thumb=$("#thumbScroller .thumb");
 
    $(window).load(function() {
        sliderLeft=$thumbScroller_container.position().left;
        padding=$outer_container.css("paddingRight").replace("px", "");
        sliderWidth=$(window).width()-padding;
        $thumbScroller.css("width",sliderWidth);
        var totalContent=0;
 
        //get content width
        $thumbScroller_content.each(function () {
            var $this=$(this);
            totalContent+=$this.innerWidth();
            $thumbScroller_container.css("width",totalContent);
        });
 
        //content scrolling
        $thumbScroller.mousemove(function(e){
            if($thumbScroller_container.width()>sliderWidth){
                var mouseCoords=(e.pageX - this.offsetLeft);
                var mousePercentX=mouseCoords/sliderWidth;
                var destX=-(((totalContent-(sliderWidth))-sliderWidth)*(mousePercentX));
                var thePosA=mouseCoords-destX;
                var thePosB=destX-mouseCoords;
                var animSpeed=600; //ease amount
                var easeType="easeOutCirc";
                if(mouseCoords>destX){
                    //$thumbScroller_container.css("left",-thePosA); //without easing
                    $thumbScroller_container.stop().animate({left: -thePosA}, animSpeed,easeType); //with easing
                } else if(mouseCoords<destX){
                    //$thumbScroller_container.css("left",thePosB); //without easing
                    $thumbScroller_container.stop().animate({left: thePosB}, animSpeed,easeType); //with easing
                } else {
                    $thumbScroller_container.stop();
                }
            }
        });
          //thumbnails mouse over/out and initial state
         var fadeSpeed=200;
  
         $thumbScroller_thumb.each(function () {
             var $this=$(this);
             $this.fadeTo(fadeSpeed, 0.4);
         });
  
         $thumbScroller_thumb.hover(
             function(){ //mouse over
                 var $this=$(this);
                 $this.fadeTo(fadeSpeed, 1);
             },
             function(){ //mouse out
                 var $this=$(this);
                 $this.fadeTo(fadeSpeed, 0.4);
             }
         );
     });
  
     //browser resize
    $(window).resize(function() {
        //$thumbScroller_container.css("left",sliderLeft); //without easing
        $thumbScroller_container.stop().animate({left: sliderLeft}, 400,"easeOutCirc"); //with easing
        var newWidth=$(window).width()-padding;
        $thumbScroller.css("width",newWidth);
        sliderWidth=newWidth;
    });
</script>

Have fun and feel free to change it as you like :)