I need to develop a header for a web page that has image
slides that fade from one to the next. Each slide will have the
photographers name that also fades in and out with each slide. I
don't need any controls or interaction but I do need to control
everything with XML so non developers in our team can manage which
images are displayed in the header. The XML will point to an image
directory and have photographer text node (perhaps colour of text).
I was hoping to include some kind of preloading buffer so any
loading of the images is disguised gracefully (ie: an image holds
until the next is loaded before fading out). I am a designer not
developer so was hoping someone could point me to a resource or
book that will help me get started?