Create a Simple Image Slide Show using jQuery

8:11:00 AM |


Here’s what I came up with 5 lines of jQuery code. The images have been added to a ‘images’ folder kept at the root. The images has been defined in an array which can be retrieved from a server. For simplicity sake, I have harcoded the images paths, however the script functionality can adapt dynamically to the number of images in the array.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
    <title>Simple Slide Show with jQuery</title>
    <script type='text/javascript'
    src='http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.2.min.js'>
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var imgs = [
        'images/emo.jpg',
        'images/icon068.gif',
        'images/icon260.jpg'];
        var cnt = imgs.length;

        $(function() {
            setInterval(Slider, 3000);
        });

        function Slider() {
        $('#imageSlide').fadeOut("slow", function() {
           $(this).attr('src', imgs[(imgs.length++) % cnt]).fadeIn("slow");
        });
        }
</script>
</head>
<body>
    <img id="imageSlide" alt="" src="" />
</body>
</html>
The code is not perfect but will give you an idea of how to extend this sample to suit your own requirements.