Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Lightbox.js with moo.fx

Category: JavaScript, Prototype, Toolkit

Sean McBride at alwasybeta has a detailed entry describing their modification of the lightbox.js tool we covered earlier. For use at alwaysbeta, Sean integrated moo.fx, added a close button, did some general code cleanup, and added an attractive Apple-like spinner graphic for the loading image.

In the process, Sean found some bugs in moo.fx that were then fixed and reincorporated back into the library. So if you are using moo.fx, you might want to check out Sean’s post for details. Lightbox.js also was updated to add a close button similiar to what Sean was doing, so he went with the “official” version for that.

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:28 pm
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Surely you mean Lightbox, and not Moo.fx, in “Moo.fx also was updated to add a close button similiar to what Sean was doing, so he went with the “officialâ€? version for that.”

Comment by Jenna Fox — February 19, 2006

Good catch, thanks. Fixed.

Comment by Rob Sanheim — February 19, 2006

This is really cool.
Thanks!

Comment by Mark Holton — February 19, 2006

[…] Mange sites viser thumbnails af større billeder, som man sÃ¥ kan trykke pÃ¥ og fÃ¥ op i stor størrelse i et popup-vindue (eller bare i det samme). Det er jo vældigt, men pÃ¥ Ajaxian faldt jeg lige over Lightbox JS, der kan vise et stort billede pÃ¥ samme side. Det mÃ¥ da kunne bruges et eller andet sted… […]

Pingback by Life of Recht » Blog Archive » Vis stort billede — February 20, 2006

[…] How do I know this shocking fact? Because we got up to #4 on Del.icio.us popular and our traffic didn’t spike much. As you can see in the graph on the right, on Sunday del.icio.us accounted for almost 20% of our incoming traffic. This might sound significant, but Ajaxian’s post got us even more traffic than that. Compared to sites like Reddit, Digg or Fark, that’s kind of pathetic. A site I ran in high school actually got Farked once. We got 35,000 unique visitors in a day from that link; alwaysBETA got 445 from Del.icio.us popular. […]

Pingback by alwaysBETA » Del.icio.us Popular: Not So Popular — February 21, 2006

[…] Well, it might just be one data point, but the guys at alwaysbeta saw more traffic from our post on their lightbox mod then from getting on the front page of del.icio.us/popular. […]

Pingback by Panasonic Youth » Blog Archive » Ajaxian provides more traffic then del.icio.us/popular? — February 21, 2006

This lightbox is sos easy to use that anyone novice can use it for its website.

And it is by far the lightest lirary to incorporate into your page. However, moo.fx lacks some of the animation features provided by yahoo library. Hope they developed in the future…

Comment by plasebo — June 9, 2006

Yep. Lightbox is a very cool hack. I’m planning to use it on my site. Thanks dudes.

Comment by Lautreamont — June 15, 2006

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