Image Carousel: Jquery vs. Flash

I used to build my carousels in flash, but i seemed a good challenge for me to build a nice looking carousel in jQuery. Of course the carousel should have the same functionality as a flash carousel. Thus said the carousel should get all the content from the html itself, include paging, the possibility for some text over the image and have nice transitions.

I searched the web for available plugins and the jQuery Cycle plugin seemed the best start. The only task left for me was finding a way to display text over the images and style the carousel. The result is astonishing and since the content is html it has a lot of advances over flash, SEO, accesibillity and much easier to implement for backend developers. However flash still has to advantage ( or disadvantage ) that it compiles your code which makes it less easy to copy it.

The result and code ( of the jQuery carousel ) can be found here

CSS3 Break word

During webdevelopment I have encountered many client with their own jargon, most often with very long words. It was not always possible to prevent long words breaking out of box. A few weeks ago i was testing the possibilities of CSS3 and which tags could be used in most modern browsers, thus excluding IE6. There were few but the cs3 property: word-wrap: break-word; did work. Of course it doesn’t provide you with perfect hyphenation which would be very difficult for all existing languages, but it will keep your layout clean. on the demonstration page.

works inĀ  IE7+, FF 3.5, Chrome 2+