Supersized Jquery library
One of my latest things is to take a library off Github (let’s not forget Bitbucket too!) and start playing with it. Recently, I needed a way of easily animating a background on a page and by chance stumbled across the Mishkin’s site: http://mishkins.co.uk/. Apart from ogling the food, the background transitions are amazing, even if you have low resolution images. I decided to peruse the source code to find they use a Jquery library called Supersized, a library which allows backgrounds to be loaded and displayed like a slideshow with lovely effects. It even handles stretching the image as you need and various other options.
Have a go. I love the way the web has progressed.