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Seriously? Hey Cisco, it’s 2013 right? Not 1813 where carrier pigeons and the pony express are the preferred means of communication. You are one of the world’s biggest technology companies, yet you’re telling me that the simple task of unsubscribing from one of your spammy newsletters takes 10 days?!?! 10 DAYS! Are you serious? This basic task should take femtoseconds using today’s technology. What exactly are you doing in those 10 days that it takes so long to kill my name from your list?
Update: Add Warner Brothers to the list of companies that must print out a list of people that unsubscribe and ship it around the globe to some lowly intern that must manually input email addresses to remove.
Sometime last year I came across an image carousel on an Italian website done in Flash that allowed you to scroll a set of images horizontally with the flick of your mouse. What I loved about it was how natural and intuitive it felt. The gallery of images was infinite, meaning that the same X number of images would repeat no matter how often you scrolled it. The obvious downsides were that it was done in Flash and not mobile friendly.
I’ve been working on and off since then to replicate the effect, as well as improve upon it. I finally have a non-Flash solution that uses jQuery to achieve the effect both on desktops and mobile devices that doesn’t require any other libraries and is super slim. I love the infinite scrolling effect in use here which relies on an optical illusion of sorts.
I’m posting the first examples here and would like your feedback to see if I should turn this into a jQuery plugin. I’m also open to some suggestions in terms of a name. I like the “flick” part, but struggle with calling this a carousel, gallery,scroller, or something else.
A caveat: The only downside I’ve discovered so far lies in mobile Safari. I have seen the scroller start off and work fine in this browser, yet cease to respond after a few flicks. Unfortunately I seem to have no way to debug mobile Safari, so if anyone can shed light onto the issue I’d be happy to update the code.
I realized that the DropCaptions plugin had been neglected for a while (last updated four years ago! ) and even though it still worked with older versions of jQuery, it needed a refresh. DropCaption v2 is now available. I’ve updated the code and made some minor improvements.