Using jQuery Coda plugin, css-tricks.com has created a very good script for a featured content gallery with auto advancing. It can be created with simple html markups.
|DEPENDENCIES||jQuery, jQuery Easing & Compatibility plugin, jquery Coda plugin|
|SIZE||Less than 40KB (All scripts including jQuery compressed)|
|RESTRICTIONS||None (Free to use on any site)|
Add scroll functionality (carousel functionality) in the thumbnails so that any number of items can be featured.For demo and download, please check the links