Elegant solution to fade(scroll through) news headlines with accompanying photos - much like abcnews.com?
Posted on 2006-06-28
I know there are a thousand java applets and stuff to do scrolling tickers and text only headlines etc,
and java applets to fade through jpgs, but most of them look like crap, pretty tacky, etc... looking for something pretty elegant/professional...
Looking to copy / do something very similar to abcnews.com -
(please visit abcnews.com to see specifically the style i'm going for - the headlines on the home page)
- gentle, elegant fade through items
- an individual "content item" is photo AND text
- content item can be linked to a full view URL
- would be awesome for the user to be able to pause and navigate forward/backward through them manually as well, as they do on abcnews.com...
- content items and photos should be database driven (i use php/mysql)
Any suggestions? I realize this is probably a proprietary custom solution etc., but has anyone seen anything good that's similar?
I don't even know if I'm looking for a java solution or DHTML or what is best language... do NOT want to use flash and should be firefox and IE compatible...
Obviously hoping it's already out there but searching is getting me nowhere, just a lot of junk...
Would really appreciate a recommendation that meets nearly all of the above requirements, or at least someone's knowledge of the best/closest available...
Thanks in advance!