Simple jQuery Fade-in/Fade-out slideshow

Hi there. I’m learning jQuery and finding it super easy and fun to work with!

Here’s a simple fade-in/out slideshow I wrote for a friend’s website. I knew there were already plug-ins out there for achieving this sort of thing, but I decided to write my own in order to become more familiar with some of the basic concepts.

See it in action. Here’s the HTML we’re outputting:

And here’s the jQuery:

As you can see, it’s pretty basic. There’s a number of improvements that could be made, such as having the jQuery insert the control links as they’re somewhat redundant for the non-JS user. Also, it’s a bit fussy about divs — you might want to have some inside your slides but, as written, that would confuse it. I’ll post again if I get around to addressing that.

As always, best wishes to you in your coding!

Posted May 2010

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