As I wrote before I am implementing a lightbox into the Getdeb website. I have tried several different libraries that all basically do the same thing, the libraries I tried are Beatbox, Lightwindow and Highslide JS.
I try to help with the website getdeb.net and part of it was getting rid of a popup we show for showing an image.
I knew what it was what I wanted but didn’t know what it was called, well after some searching I found out it’s called a lightbox (DUH). So called for the resemblance of the real lightbox used in photography.
It isn’t an easy task as there are more lightbox implementations as there are ways to design one and I’m still checking some of them out. I started with something called beatbox which looked great but as we use dynamic graphics I had to hack the script a bit. At the moment I’m using Lightwindow 2.0 and it seems to be very powerful, maybe to much for our needs at this time. Another one I will try out is Lightbox 2.0
I have to admit, the more I’m looking into AJAX the more I’m beginning to like it but I should stop myself from over using AJAX, which is very easily done.