Friday, August 24th, 2007

Creating a maintainable, unobtrusive JavaScript slideshow

Slideshow UI controls can be found everywhere nowadays and usually come included, in some form, in most JavaScript libraries. Every now and then, though, its great to take a step back and actually learn how something like a slideshow widget is built.

JavaScript expert Christian Heilmann does just that in a multi-step tutorial that shows you how to build a maintainable, unobtrusive JavaScript slideshow component.

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While the end result isn’t as robust as other controls, it is a nice way to get your hands dirty and understand the underpinnings of some of the cool widgets others are creating.

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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Great tutorial, I’m sure this will come in handy one day or another. I’d like to see more of these analysis-development articles as they also explain the reasoning behind a design decision.

Comment by Christian Decker — August 24, 2007

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