Control JQuery Animation Sequence

Hi All,

I want to have a slide up bar appear on my last slide which also revels a text link when it slides up and stay there, and it would stay visable for like 8 seconds then slide  back down and hide.

Currently I'm using this code to achieve it, but also I am trying to control the timing of another selector, text, but on one server it works, but on another, i had to modify the values of the 'setTimeout' function, but still can't get it to work properly, are these settimeout values eq 6500 normal to have?

Here is the snippet of code from the attached code, this is where the animation happens and where my issue is:

jQuery.fn.fadeToggle = function(speed, easing, callback) {
      return this.animate({opacity: 'toggle'}, 400, easing, callback);  
    };
    
    /* .fadeToggle('slow'); */

	
     
	$("#headerimg" + currentContainer).animate({width: 'toggle'},700,function() {

		    setTimeout(function() {
		    		$('#expandingFooter').slideToggle();
                	$(".pictureduri").fadeToggle('slow');
           		}, 6500); 
           
            setTimeout(function() {
            	
                $("#headertxt").fadeToggle('slow');
                animating = false;
            }, 1700);
        });

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/*
* Author:      Marco Kuiper (http://www.marcofolio.net/)
*/

// Speed of the automatic slideshow
var slideshowSpeed = 6000;

// Variable to store the images we need to set as background
// which also includes some text and url's.
var photos = [ {
		"title" : "Stairs",
		"image" : "vacation.jpg",
		"url" : "http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1271909",
		"firstline" : "Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music",
		"secondline" : ""
	}, {
		"title" : "Office Appartments",
		"image" : "work.jpg",
		"url" : "http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1265695",
		"firstline" : "Or still busy at",
		"secondline" : "work?"
	}, {
		"title" : "",
		"image" : "biking.jpg",
		"url" : "http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1221065",
		"firstline" : "Get out and be",
		"secondline" : "active"
	}, {
		"title" : "",
		"image" : "nature.jpg",
		"url" : "http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1271915",
		"firstline" : "Take a fresh breath of",
		"secondline" : "nature"
	}, {
		"title" : "Italian pizza",
		"image" : "food.jpg",
		"url" : "http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1042413",
		"firstline" : "Enjoy some delicious",
		"secondline" : "food"
	}
];



$(document).ready(function() {
		
	// Backwards navigation
	$("#back").click(function() {
		stopAnimation();
		navigate("back");
	});
	
	// Forward navigation
	$("#next").click(function() {
		stopAnimation();
		navigate("next");
	});
	
	var interval;
	$("#control").toggle(function(){
		stopAnimation();
	}, function() {
		// Change the background image to "pause"
		$(this).css({ "background-image" : "url(images/btn_pause.png)" });
		
		// Show the next image
		navigate("next");
		
		// Start playing the animation
		interval = setInterval(function() {
			navigate("next");
		}, slideshowSpeed);
	});
	
	
	var activeContainer = 1;	
	var currentImg = 0;
	var animating = false;
	var navigate = function(direction) {
		// Check if no animation is running. If it is, prevent the action
		if(animating) {
			return;
		}
		
		// Check which current image we need to show
		if(direction == "next") {
			currentImg++;
			if(currentImg == photos.length + 1) {
				currentImg = 1;
			}
		} else {
			currentImg--;
			if(currentImg == 0) {
				currentImg = photos.length;
			}
		}
		
		// Check which container we need to use
		var currentContainer = activeContainer;
		if(activeContainer == 1) {
			activeContainer = 2;
		} else {
			activeContainer = 1;
		}
		
		showImage(photos[currentImg - 1], currentContainer, activeContainer);
		
	};
	
	var currentZindex = -1;
	var showImage = function(photoObject, currentContainer, activeContainer) {
		animating = true;
		
		// Make sure the new container is always on the background
		currentZindex--;
		
		// Set the background image of the new active container
		$("#headerimg" + activeContainer).css({
			"background-image" : "url(images/" + photoObject.image + ")",
			"display" : "block",
			"z-index" : currentZindex
		});
		
		// Hide the header text
		$("#headertxt").css({"display" : "none"});
		
		// Set the new header text
		$("#firstline").html(photoObject.firstline);
		$("#secondline")
			.attr("href", photoObject.url)
			.html(photoObject.secondline);
		$(".pictureduri")
			.attr("href", photoObject.url)
			.html(photoObject.title);		
		
		// Fade out the current container
		// and display the header text when animation is complete
		$("#headerimg" + currentContainer) .toggle('slow', function() {
			setTimeout(function() {
				$("#headertxt").css({"display" : "block"});
				animating = false;
			}, 2000);
		});
	};
	
	
	
	
	
	var stopAnimation = function() {
		// Change the background image to "play"
		$("#control").css({ "background-image" : "url(images/btn_play.png)" });
		
		// Clear the interval
		clearInterval(interval);
	};
	
	// We should statically set the first image
	navigate("next");
	
	// Start playing the animation
	interval = setInterval(function() {
		navigate("next");
	}, slideshowSpeed);
	
});

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Michel PlungjanConnect With a Mentor IT ExpertCommented:
You mean

if ($("#headertxt").html() !="") {
  setTimeout(function() {
    $("#headertxt").css({"display" : "block"});
    animating = false;
  }, 2000);
}
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VAN_ALAuthor Commented:
How do I get my div to appear only when "title" : "" has a value and not if it's empty "" ?
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