The ProblemIf you put your slideshow in the content of a page, you need to be aware that the standard WYSIWYG editor places tags in the code when presenting the page, but then hides then when you use the HTML view.
As a result, what looks like this in the editor;
Is actually this when the pages is viewed;
This of course messes things up a bit in the in the jQuery Cycle Plugin’s presentation, and instead of a smooth crossfade from slide to slide, the slides fade out to nothing, waits for a while, and then your next slide fades in.
The FixI’m sure you can tweak the WYSIWYG editor to fix this, but I found it easier to just remove all spaces between the elements in the slide show like this;
PS: jQuery cycle is my favourite slideshow tool, check it out here