Lightbox is a popular, simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on top of the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. This lightbox plugin can give your gallery something extra you may wish to add the Lightbox effect. The Lightbox plugin is originally developed by Lokeshdhaker.com. Lightbox plugin has gained widespread popularity because it is easy to use and it gives a professional and stylish finish to your images.
What’s New in Version 2
- Image Sets: group related images and navigate through them with ease
- Visual Effects: fancy pants transitions
- Backwards Compatibility: yes!
Part 1 – Setup Plugin
- <script src=“js/jquery-1.7.2.min.js”></script>
- <script src=“js/lightbox.js”></script>
2. Include the Lightbox CSS file (or append your active stylesheet with the Lightbox styles).
3. Check the CSS and make sure the referenced prev.gif and next.gif files are in the right location. Also, make sure the loading.gif and close.gif files as referenced near the top of the lightbox.js file are in the right location.
Part 2 – Activate Plugin
1. Add a rel=”lightbox” attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox. For example:
- <a href=“images/image-1.jpg” rel=“lightbox” title=“my caption”>image #1</a>
Optional: Use the title attribute if you want to show a caption.
2. If you have a set of related images that you would like to group, follow step one but additionally include a group name between square brackets in the rel attribute. For example:
- <a href=“images/image-1.jpg” rel=“lightbox[roadtrip]“>image #1</a>
- <a href=“images/image-2.jpg” rel=“lightbox[roadtrip]“>image #2</a>
- <a href=“images/image-3.jpg” rel=“lightbox[roadtrip]“>image #3</a>
There are no limits to the number of image sets per page or how many images are allowed in each set.
Tutorial Source: http://www.lokeshdhakar.com/projects/lightbox2/