Sorry, must be going crazy. Upon closer look, font size in advert1 is not different from whats in the article. And as for missing text, I saw the other posts in the fp slider forum and figured out that I need an intro image in order for text to appear in the slider. So the only question is:
Are the large point size titles in the demo (\software solutions\, \service management\, global enterprise\) actually images? If not, where are the images that allow the rest of the text to appear?
Last, Im not sure if this post belongs in a separate forum/thread - sorry if it does.