Lightbox is a fast growing way to present in a nice way an images or something else like inline html, video or an external site without opening a new window. In the old days most images(or other content) where presented in a new tab/window, which isn’t a pretty way to do this if you ask me.
A few days ago John posted a rewritten version of Cabel Sasser’s FancyZoom to work with Prototype and Scriptaculous. I took it upon myself to port it to jQuery, while making a few usability improvements.
After researching every single modal window, lightbox, slimbox, etc out there nothing fit the bill. Granted some of them were very nice but only fit a specific purpose, others were a nightmare on the code end, and others were just hacks of another. None of them truly supported all of the features we needed and those that were close could not be easily adapted without a bottle of Prozac near by.
Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.
It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves.
it will have new features like object gallery definition, flashvars, html files, and more!!! In the meantime, you can safely use it with mootools v1.3 in compatibility mode (both Core and More). Also, for those of you that still use mootools 1.2, Milkbox v2.3.2 now comes packaged with mootools 1.2.5, so it’s already good for IE9.
Visual jQuery LightBox is a free wizard program that helps you easily generate online photo galleries, web gallery website with a nice Lightbox-style overlay effect, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code.
Hello and welcome, this is an advanced version of pirobox, I implemented a few things more than the previous version. One of the most important things is the ability to open any kind of files, from inLine content to the swf files, from simple images to pdf files. Other things are: automatic image resizing and drag and drop.
Slightly ThickerBox is a modification of Cody Lindley’s Thickbox script. I modified it for use on my Jason’s Toolbox Redesign. The modifications allow the script to generate “Previous Image” and “Next Image” links. The result is that you can use Slightly ThickerBox to create image galleries. In addition, you can create groups of galleries by setting a “rel” attribute on the links. (I also moved the Caption and Close link to the top and made the script case insensitive.)
My initial reaction was that I thought it looked pretty neat and would be a nice way to present sets of images. It then occured to me that it might be nice to include Lightbox JS written by Lokesh Dhakar in the mix. Putting these techniques written by these great developers together resulted in quite an expandable image gallery.
In user interface design, a modal window (sometimes referred to as a modal dialog) is a window that blocks input to other windows. It has to be closed before the user can continue to operate the application and are frequently an element of Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications or desktop applications like Windows or OS X. One of their purposes is to prevent the software from being operated in an ambiguous state.
SimpleModal is a lightweight jQuery Plugin which provides a powerful interface for modal dialog development. Think of it as a modal dialog framework. SimpleModal gives you the flexibility to build whatever you can envision, while shielding you from related cross-browser issues inherent with UI development.