Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Have you used the Light Box?

Probably not. But we all have seen it working.

Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page.

"A fade effect that you see on a myriad of blogs you visit these days where you click the image, the background fades and then the image itself displays in full view." -Mashable

I have seen this many times but I could not remember to show you a demo. But Light Box itself, in their website has given an example of how it works. Click the link above and you will know.

Ok, so what?

Places images above your current page, not within. This frees you from the constraints of the layout, particularly column widths.

Keeps users on the same page. Clicking to view an image and then having to click the back button to return to your site is bad for continuity.

Thank you Light Box!

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