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Shedding Some Light on Lightbox

Apr 08, 2009, 23:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arpan Dhandhania)

"Load the page with the thumbnails, and when the user clicks on any thumbnail, the browser downloads the full size version of the image and displays it.

"That's what Lightbox is all about. It is a fancy name given to a simple solution to a common problem. It has been created by Lokesh Dhakar. Many people have implemented the same concept with minor variations. Lightbox uses the Prototype framework and the Scriptaculous Effects library. Similarly, there is an implementation that uses the jQuery library. Let us see how you can use Lightbox on your website."

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