Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Some ideas for further enhancements, part of Create an Interactive Photo Gallery with jQuery and Dreamweaver.
So now that you've completed programming your own photo gallery, there are some things you…might want to consider to further increase the functionality.…One of the things to take a look at is inside the Fancybox framework,…there was that index file.…We're going to open that up again.…Down here under the set of examples, there's a group where we can take a series…of images and load a series up in the lightbox.…So by assigning a whole bunch of images to the same relative group, which…we'll take a look at in the code for a moment, when we load up the lightbox,…when we move to the right, we'll see that we have an arrow where I can click…and go to the next picture.…
Now, when I roll side to side, I can go to the previous picture or the next…picture, and I can cycle through any number of images.…So basically, I can go from high-res file to high-res file.…The way that this is set up,…I am going to take a look at the index file in a text editor.…I'm going to scroll down here and we're going to take a look at where this is…
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