Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting links to activate the lightbox feature, part of Creating an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver.
We actually set this with these statements here, but again, they're inside the clickevent.…In order to run these by themselves, we're going to put the thumbnail updater in…its own function as well.…So I'm going to come up here and I'm going to put two forward slashes in front…of all of these statements.…We're going to comment those out.…Down here, lower in the page, we're going to create another custom function.…I'm going to type function updateThumbnails, beginning and ending parentheses,…
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