I would like to display my portfolio items in a section on another page - similar to the CLASSIC RECENT POSTS element but perhaps with more control over layout and navigation etc.
I am currently using a slider created with Revolution Slider (see the link in secure note) but it really impacts the page load time and does not perform well. So, I would like to build this using Theme X capabilities, and would like to achieve a result similar to this slider i.e. display one portfolio item at a time but allow user to navigate to others elegantly.
What approach do you recommend? Also, I would put my strong vote for having this as an Element of Theme X; many would benefit from it.