Before I say anything else, I wish that Chris J. Davis would make my life easier and roll this into a stand alone package for non-WordPress users to use and modify, as it would be perfect for a site I am working on, and I don’t want to try to make it work, I just want it to work.
What is it?
So at work the new design we just launched called for a rotating, hyperlinked slideshow, with cross-fading.
Normally it would be “To the Flash Cave!”, but I was feeling extra crotchety so I decided to basically recreate Slideshow Pro in PHP, CSS and some JS-foo. Nothing to spectacular, but it is shiny. Be warned, this is a very long tutorial… use at your own risk.
This is definetly something to try if you have some extra time. Chris has said he might not roll it up into a plugin, but maybe if you beg hard enough and throw money at him he will.