For a slider-carousel - not a banner-looking one, but one that acts as a very functional tabbed navigation -, is there any advantages to having it loop infinitely?
In case it's not clear, there are two behaviours (that I can think of!) for carousels. Assuming one has 10 photos or elements:
1) Infinite: Carousel shows 5 elements at a time (1-5), clicking on the arrow button to the right loads 5 more (6-10), and clicking again shows the first 5 once more (1-5). You can keep clicking and you will always see results.
2) Lineal: Carousel only shows first set (1-5), clicking on arrow shows second set (6-10), but user can't click again as there is only 10 elements. Arrow button gets disabled and only option is to use the left arrow and go back to 1-5.
Is there an advantage to any of these two? As I said, in this particular case the carousel is a set of photos that open a box with different contents underneath it. It's a navigation element.