Are Web slideshows and carousels the same thing? If not, what is the difference?
For Web slideshow, I mean HTML image galleries like:
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I'm also a web developer, so I'm drawing on that here.
This is just the current general consensus I'm aware of, it may change in the future.
Carousel usually has the connotation of "circular" like the ride at amusement parks with horses that spins in a circle.
Where slide show is usually just a series of images displayed one after another on something.
Yes a slideshow on the web easily be made to loop, and seem circular. But its still Square pictures on a Flat surface.
In my opinion, a "carousel slideshow" would definitely display pictures, but also somehow look circular to the person viewing it.