Where exactly is the "slider area"?
The rotating picture, below the menu. It is pretty slow at this point. Three buttons sit on top of it, on the right. The first says "Donate"
Well without downloading and inspecting each file, why don't you try "turning off" each of the .js files, one at a time by appending this to the end of the file name "_off". Then that file will not be found... so it will have no effect on the page. For example:
change it to
then test the page... easy enough to turn back on.
Once you find which .js file is the one, open it up and take a look.
OK, your "slider boxes" are defined in CSS.
If you look in style.css under /*****************slider***************/
you will see pretty much everything.
At first, I didn't notice what you were talking about then I REALLY noticed it. It is absolutely annoying to have a jQuery slide show at the same time as another change of state for a series of buttons sitting right on top of it. That's just bad design! So I completely agree with you in that you want to get rid of it.
I'm also going to hazard a guess that it's jqueryhoverIntent.js that is the offending file. The rest are for your navigation and other stuff.
Here's another point.
background:url(../images/loading.gif) center center no-repeat;
Set for your slider. Don't do that. Instead, make your image background your first image thusly:
background:url(../images/slider-img3.jpg) center center no-repeat;
That way, your first image is there all ready on page load. You don't need some indication that something is loading. That is SO 1990s. Everyone wants to see your website blast onto the screen. Either that, or you're trying to fake people out into thinking you're using Flash (which is what I thought).
Finally, you're using a crappy host. Get off GoDaddy. They have really slow servers.