Image/Content Sliders is a very effective way to showcase your work, portfolio and anything for which you want attention of your visitors.
Image/Content Sliders are normally placed in places that are in line with user focus. E.g. header area which is the first area where user’s focus lands. Sliders not only give just life to your website, they can also help increasing the time users stays on your website.
Quake Slider is a jQuery Image / Content Slider plugin packed with many transition effects ( I like swirl the most ), it allows you to combine images with short summary/caption that helps you optimize contents for search engines and make SEO easy for you.
You can also link your images to open detail for particular slide/image. It offers great flexibility and features and you can control orientation of each caption, animation for each caption and it provides different animation for each of the slide using callbacks.