I have this simple slideshow script and just need to make the divs fade in/out when the user clicks 'prev' and 'next' arrow. Currently there is no effect atall which looks a bit harsh. I'm sure this can't be too difficult - however, I'm new to this stuff - Thanks.

        <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <title>A Basic Slideshow</title>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <style type="text/css">
    #slideshow {
        border: 1px solid #ccc;
        padding: 10px;
        width: 600px;
        height: 280px;

        #slideshow ul {
            position: relative;
            list-style: none;
            padding: 0;
            margin: 0;

            #slideshow ul li {
                position: absolute;
                top: 0;
                left: 0;
                display: none;

                #slideshow ul li.current {
                    display: block;

            #slideshow li img {
                float: left;
                margin-right: 20px;

        #slideshow #controls {
            width: 100%;
            text-align: right;  


    <div id="slideshow">

        <div id="controls">
    <a href="javascript:void(0)" id="prev">&laquo;</a> <span id="num">1</span> of <span id="total"></span> <a href="javascript:void(0)" id="next">&raquo;</a>

            <li><img src="img/1.jpg" width="387" height="258" alt="" /><p>Phasellus</p></li>
            <li><img src="img/2.jpg" width="387" height="258" alt="" /><p>Fusce libero quam</p></li>
            <li><img src="img/3.jpg" width="387" height="258" alt="" /><p>Aliquam at semper nisi.</p></li>


    <script type="text/javascript">
    (function($) {
        var len = $("#slideshow li").length;
        var x = 0;
        $("#slideshow #total").text(len);
        $("#slideshow li:eq(0)").addClass("current");
        $("#slideshow li").each(function() {
            $(this).attr('rel', x);
        $("#next").click(function() {
            var current = $("#slideshow .current");
            var next = parseFloat(current.attr('rel'))+1;
            if(next==len) {
                return false;
            $("#slideshow li").each(function() {
                if($(this).attr('rel')==next) {
        $("#prev").click(function() {
            var current = $("#slideshow .current");
            var prev = parseFloat(current.attr('rel'))-1;
            if(prev<0) {
                return false;
            $("#slideshow li").each(function() {
                if($(this).attr('rel')==prev) {



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