This ever-growing curated collection of interface patterns on CodePen is a reliable source of inspiration.
Brad always said that carousels were way to stop people beating each other up in meetings. I like the way Heydon puts it:
Carousels (or ‘content sliders’) are like men. They are not literally all bad — some are even helpful and considerate. But I don’t trust anyone unwilling to acknowledge a glaring pattern of awfulness. Also like men, I appreciate that many of you would rather just avoid dealing with carousels, but often don’t have the choice. Hence this article.
A good introduction to variable fonts, and an exploration of the possible interface elements we might use to choose our settings: toggles? knobs? sliders? control pads?
A look at the feedback needed for a slider control that feels “right”.
You can get most of the behavioural (though not styling) suggestions in HTML by doing this:
<form> <input type="range" min="0" max="100" value="50" onchange="amount.value=this.value" onmousemove="amount.value=this.value"> <output name="amount">50</output> </form>
You’re supposed to be able to create two-handled sliders with
input type="range" but the browser support isn’t there yet. In the meantime, Lea has created a nice lightweight polyfill.
I hate carousels, but if you’re going to have one, this progressively enhanced approach looks pretty good.