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How does the image rotator on this webpage work? http://www.coastlinerop.schoolloop.com

The images have names like "1224307720616/1235692177229_380x237" with no extension. The full path for that image would be: <<  http://www.coastlinerop.schoolloop.com/uimg/image/1224307720616/1235692177229_380x237  >> How does that work? All the images are in a table cell inside this div and class:  <div id="div_1235692552888" class="pics_1235692552888">,  and the div is referenced in the jQuery script above it.

If it's not too complicated an answer, how would I duplicate this sort of thing myself. I have access to a remote database on a Windows server via asp.net. What all would I need to do to emulate this sort of image rotator myself?

Thanks!
John
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1. JAVA is not JavaScript so I fixed your title
2. they use JQuery - seems they use something called cycle
http://www.google.com/search?q=jquery+cycle+tutorial
http://www.google.com/search?q=jquery+cycle+plugin
3. http://www.coastlinerop.schoolloop.com/uimg/image/1224307720616/1235692177229_380x237
just means that they use .htaccess to rewrite the url, something like

http://www.coastlinerop.schoolloop.com/uimg.php?image=1224307720616/1235692177229&size=380x237

and have the php return the scaled image with image/jpeg mime header
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The easiest using jQuery is :

http://www.malsup.com/jquery/cycle/


Just look for "fade" effect - that is what you look for .
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Wilg: top link in the link I gave http://www.google.com/search?q=jquery+cycle+plugin
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Sorry for being gone so long. Thanks.

- John
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