This demo uses some of the advanced features of the jQuery Cycle plugin to create a mixed content slideshow (html/text/images) with a visual navigation bar, and next/back arrows

In this setup, the slideshow advances automatically, until somebody clicks one of the links, which stops the automatic action and allows the user to control the advancement of the slides. The Cycle plugin allows for pausing, resuming or stopping the slideshow with a simple click action.

See the demo (includes css/jquery code for easy reuse)

Thanks to Mike Alsup for the versatile Cycle plugin:

Feel free to use the code for any purpose, and please drop me a comment or link to check out your work. As always, comments/suggestions/fixes are welcome.