javascript – This jQuery slide show doen’t work in IE 8? Any ideas on how to fix it? – Education Career Blog

<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {  

 //Execute the slideShow, set 4 seconds for each images


function slideShow(speed) {

 //append a LI item to the UL list for displaying caption
 $('ul.slideshow').append('<li id="slideshow-caption" class="caption"><div class="slideshow-caption-container"><h3></h3><p></p></div></li>');

 //Set the opacity of all images to 0
 $('ul.slideshow li').css({opacity: 0.0});

 //Get the first image and display it (set it to full opacity)
 $('ul.slideshow li:first').css({opacity: 1.0});

 //Get the caption of the first image from REL attribute and display it
 $('#slideshow-caption h3').html($('ul.slideshow a:first').find('img').attr('title'));
 $('#slideshow-caption p').html($('ul.slideshow a:first').find('img').attr('alt'));

 //Display the caption
 $('#slideshow-caption').css({opacity: 0.7, bottom:0});

 //Call the gallery function to run the slideshow 
 var timer = setInterval('gallery()',speed);

 //pause the slideshow on mouse over
  function () {
  function () {
   timer = setInterval('gallery()',speed);   


function gallery() {

 //if no IMGs have the show class, grab the first image
 var current = ($('ul.slideshow')?  $('ul.slideshow') : $('#ul.slideshow li:first'));

 //Get next image, if it reached the end of the slideshow, rotate it back to the first image
 var next = (( ? (('id') == 'slideshow-caption')? $('ul.slideshow li:first') : $('ul.slideshow li:first'));

 //Get next image caption
 var title = next.find('img').attr('title'); 
 var desc = next.find('img').attr('alt'); 

 //Set the fade in effect for the next image, show class has higher z-index
 next.css({opacity: 0.0}).addClass('show').animate({opacity: 1.0}, 1000);

 //Hide the caption first, and then set and display the caption
 $('#slideshow-caption').slideToggle(300, function () { 
  $('#slideshow-caption h3').html(title); 
  $('#slideshow-caption p').html(desc); 

 //Hide the current image
 current.animate({opacity: 0.0}, 1000).removeClass('show');


Note: this is not my script, it came from John Rausch’s site.


Yikes, I didn’t realize it was going to format like that! Let me repost just a link to his site. Don’t want to give anybody eyestrain


It works for me in IE. Try it out with this jsFiddle.. Not sure it’s the best slideshow.

I would put the object property name and values in quotes, just to avoid any possible variable name clashes. So I would wirte

current.animate({"opacity": "0.0"}, 1000).removeClass('show');

and not ...({opacity: 0.0}, 1000)...

Also, don’t use eval for you setTimeouts, just use a function reference or an anonymous function. So I would write:

var timer = setInterval(gallery,speed);

and not ... setInterval('gallery()',speed);

Not sure what your CSS positioning looks like, but it seems like that’d be tricky with this slideshow.


ie is a pain. Why don’t try with ie tags?

It worked for me on CSS, sure it can work with JS.

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