The Slider applet is very easy to set up and implement, but is very flexible and configurable. I'm a newbie to Java, and it was the first applet I tried. The included documentation helps newbies like me understand java, as it makes the program set-up, a snap. Slider quickly loads photos and then as they scroll by, they can be clicked to open a linked, target page.
Although my use of the applet is rather simple (photos of my new puppies for my family to see), you can view it on my homepage at: http://www.sheepdip.net/puppies.htm I've been very pleased with the results of all the applets I've used by CodeBrain. This was the first one I tried, and it's a keeper!