I have a slideshow that I am using as a rotating background for my homepage. I use position:absolute to get it to line up as the background. When I use the Direct Fade transition, I get a bug with IE8 after the last slide, when the slideshow is supposed to restart with the first slide. It fades to white (direct fade isnt supposed to fade to white) and stays white for a full slide duration. Then it transitions back to the first slide but now all the transitions are screwed up. Either they transition to nothing, or they transition to the correct slide and then blink to the wrong slide. Its really confusing so I created a video.
If I remove position:absolute or use the Fade transition, the jibba-jabba goes away.