bgStretcher jQuery Background Resizer & Slideshow




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bgStretcher (Background Stretcher) is a jQuery plugin for stretching one or more images proportionally across an entire page or element. When multiple images are supplied, bgStretcher displays them in a configurable slideshow with advanced options. The plugin allows you to add a large image (or a set of images) to the background of your web page and will proportionally resize the image(s) to fill the entire window area.

The plugin will work as a slideshow if multiple images are used. The speed, duration, transition effects, and slide direction are configurable. Available transition options include none, simpleSlide, superSlide and fade. Sequence mode can be set to normal, backwards, or random. Additionally, the resizing of the images can be optionally animated when the container is resized. Class names may also be passed to bgStretcher to define Next & Previous buttons and a pagination element.


  • Proportionally Resizes Background Images
  • Lightweight jQuery Plugin
  • Unobtrusive Script & Simple to Setup
  • Works with Any Screen Resolution
  • Compatible with All Modern Browsers
  • Easy to Integrate with Popular CMS’s
  • Support Single or Multiple Images
  • Advanced Slideshow Features
  • Control Speed and Duration
  • Multiple Transition Effects
  • Resize Animation Available
  • Over 20 Configuration Options

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Version 3.3.1 / 08-06-2015

+ Fixed: Display issue with appearance in iPad / iPhone devices.
+ Tweak : bgStretcher tested and updated for jQuery version 2.1.4.

Version 3.3.0 / 06-13-2014

+ Added : Ability to add text content to each slide.

Version 3.1.2 / 02-05-2014

+ Tweak : bgStretcher tested and updated for jQuery version 1.11.0.
+ Tweak : Implemented auto-generation of containerId setting.
+ Fixed : Issue with another script binding on window resize event.
+ Fixed : Issue with multiple instances of bgStretcher with different image ratios.

Version 3.1.1 / 01-23-2014

+ Added : RTL (right to left text) support.
+ Tweak : Implemented more convenient way to execute play(), pause(), sliderDestroy() 
+ Fixed : Problem with image position / anchoring.
+ Fixed : Issue with playing after starting paused causes error.

Version 3.1.0 / 12-10-2013

+ Added : Ability to run multiple instances of bgStretcher in one page. 
+ Added : Method to resume paused bgStretcher slideshow. 
+ Added : Output of CSS classes to each LI element of bgStretcher's pagination list to let ability to "Use Custom Images for Pagination Numbers".

Version 3.0.1 / 10-30-2013

+ Fixed : issue with first item in pagination.



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