Now then, I appreciate that what Scott has created is a demo, but that said I’m going to be pick nits as the JS slideshow can be improved still further. As it stands the JS demo mirrors the Flash demo almost exactly, including the inherent problems with accessibility and bookmarking. So here are some ideas for reintroducing those qualities back to the JS version.
This could be changed to:
Where ‘2’ is dynamically incremented by the script as the slide show is traversed. Because the link is to a local anchor (albeit a non-existent one) the page won’t reload but the URL in the browser address bar will still update and hence can be bookmarked. The script would obviously have to base its choice of image by parsing the URL for the number. See this crude demo.
A list of links to all the images could be added, hidden inside a
<noscript> element – this would be enough for a user to view any image. This experience could be enhanced slightly if images are opened into an iframe, sized with the maximum dimensions of all photos and again hidden inside a