Mostly I hack existing js.
The main code of mine above is the i loop and innerhtml. The rest is borrowed.
My PHP is a tad more elegant.
I don't use it a lot.
jquery I try to use out-of-the-box
>> a million ready-written slideshow scripts
Indeed. I am hoping to avoid the heavy image load that most require. Up to 100 pics at around 50kb or more takes a while. I figure most people only look at 5 to 10 images per album.
I have this working well enough for now.
Thanks again for your patience.