I’m always on the lookout for solid slideshows and Camera by Pixedelic is.
Plus, it comes in two different forms. You can use the straight jQuery version or go the easy route with the WordPress plugin. Both bustin’ with sweet options and good looks.
Camera slideshow is an open source project based on Diapo, and has some really nice touches.
First thing I checked when I stumbled on to Camera was its responsiveness. With a quick resizing of the browser, you’ll see that both the jQuery and WordPress versions adjust nicely.
The jQuery version has a crap load of options and callbacks. As for styling, Camera comes with a CSS file stuffed with 33 different skins, and of course, you can create your own, too.
If you’re sniffing around for some HTML5 data attributes, it has them.
As for captions, HTML elements and video embeds?
Yeah. It does that, too!
The Camera WordPress admin is sexy.
If you’re nervous about digging into the code to use the jQuery version and use WordPress, don’t worry about being left behind when it comes to options. Often times a plugin will leave a lot of the awesome out of it, but Camera doesn’t. In fact, they’ve thrown in a few cool WordPress specific aspects.
You’ll find a Camera button added to your WordPress Tiny MCE for dropping in slideshow shortcodes for your post and pages. You can even build Camera into your themes buy dropping it into your theme’s functions.php. This will add a meta box to your post/page backend, you’ll just want to make sure you’ll want to add the slideshow code to your loop.
Camera is not only great for basic slideshow functionality, but it’s also got some rich options below the surface. A nice, all around plugin for jQuery or WordPress, this is a nice tool to keep on hand and use over and over in multiple projects, as it’s fairly flexible.