Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a lightbox plug-in for jQuery , part of Creating an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver.
At this point, we are ready to add in a lightbox functionality.…So the one I really like and I've included in the exercise files is Fancybox.…To learn more about Fancybox, you can visit their web site, fancybox.net.…You can download the latest copy of this particular plug-in, and this works…exactly the same way as the preload works, where we hook in our files and…then we simply can make calls called Fancybox just like regular functions inside of jQuery.…So I am going to take the Fancybox folder in the includes directory from…Exercise Files and we are going to move this over into our project.…
Download a copy of the finished web site here.
- Preparing gallery photos using Adobe Bridge
- Adding and linking thumbnail images
- Creating the layout in HTML and CSS
- Downloading and adding jQuery to the project
- Creating preview images from anchor links
- Implementing the preload functionality
- Building a customized lightbox with the Fancybox plug-in
- Styling the zoom and contact links
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The finished state of the interactive photo gallery in this course shows a clickable preview. When you click on the preview image, or on the view larger icon, a larger lightbox image appears. Chris's example has a close button and border surronding the large image, but mine doesn't. Did I miss a step?
Q: This course was updated in April, 2013. What changed?
A: Since the release of this course, Internet Explorer 9 and 10 have been released, and sometimes these browsers do not activate interactive HTML content. To remedy this problem, the author has added a movie to Chapter 10 that will show you how to:
- Update the HTML to HTML5
- Update the version of jQuery
- Use the Google html5shiv to keep compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 & 8