In 2011 you see there are so many beautiful jQuery content sliders out there which can be easily integrated into web pages where most of them come with a default design and functionality.
Revolver.js is a jQuery and MooTools plugin with an API covering the most common slider functions. Revolver.js easy-to-use as a boilerplate or framework for making your own slider.
Almost any markup can be used for sliders, their designs are under control with CSS and the API is flexible enough to manage it in any desired way.
There are many transitions types to choose from, functions exist for browsing items (
next, etc.) and callbacks are offered for each event.