jQuery Cycle - v.1.x
I have recently been using a lot of jQuery and getting really comfortable writing my own stuff now, but I still use this jQuery plugin as much as I can. jQuery Cycle is a very nicely done plugin that allows you to have a huge library of transitions at your disposal.
There is a lot you can do with this plugin. The main thing is an image slide show. I have used this with several sites and even with several modules I have made for Joomla 1.5. The most basic demo for a slide show with this plugin is found here.
The full animations list (fx) of all the effects you can set the slide show to do are as follows:
First You Need To Download
The latest jQuery Version
(Include this file after you include the latest jQuery file)
Getting It To Work
Then you are going to want to set the images that you would like to display. Place those images inside a div with an ID or Class.
Then you are going to want to go back to the header, and place this right after the include line of the jQuery Cycle js file.
If you do everything above correctly, then you will get an image slide show that fades in and out. A very basic one :)