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Top jquery lightbox plugin

Using modal dialog boxes we can overlay images on our website with the help of JQuery lightbox plugins. We can set up popup techniques on our websites using these lightbox plugins. The popup of the image appears in the same window with previous, next and close buttons when you click on any image of the carousel slider or gallery.

To get many attractive and beautiful effects that drags the attention of the visitors and make them stick to our websites for long time, web developers and designers use these powerful JQuery plugins. You need to know the basic knowledge of jQuery and javascript to use and implement jQuery lightbox plugin. You can follow the code and description, demo given below to implement them on your website. There are many lightbox plugins that are being released every year. Many variations and amazing features are packed with these jQuery lightbox plugins. 

1. PrettyPhoto:

PrettyPhoto is a jQuery lightbox plugin. Along with the images it supports extra features such as iframes, flash, videos, ajax etc. PrettyPhoto is a full blown media lightbox. Its special feature is that it can be launched anywhere as it includes some useful APIs within it. It is very easy to setup and implement even for beginners. If you want to customize it, it is very flexible. It is compatible with all modern versions of browsers including Internet Explorer6.

Check out its code and demo here and try to implement it.

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2. LightView:

Using the jQuery Javascript library,  through Lightview you can easily create the most beautiful overlay windows. It is the combination of a user-friendly API and gorgeous skins  to support a wide range of media. Through this Lightview aims to push the Lightbox concept as far as possible. The main function of this plugin is that to change the way you overlay content on a website. It has the following features such as:

  • Slideshow: It contains one button slideshow.
  • Easy: It can be implemented and used without deep knowledge of CSS.
  • Clean: It is designed to compliment your content.
  • Fast: This application is very fast and smart images are preloaded.
  • Rounded: We can even manage adjustable rounded corners without the use of PNG images.
  • Smart: Content on your website will be resized automatically to always fit on your screen.
  • Works on all modern browsers.

The code and demo for this plugin is here.

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3. FancyBox:

To add zooming functionality for images, multi-media and html content on your webpages we have a tool called as fancyBox that offers an elegant, nice and neat way of images. Popular JavaScript framework jQuery is used to design this plugin. It is both snap to customize and easy to implement this plugin. The following are its main features:

  •  Under the zoomed item, it adds a nice drop shadow.
  • Adds navigation to the groups of related items.
  • Can display Ajax requests, images, SWF movies, HTML elements,  and Iframes.
  • Support fancy transitions by using easing plugin.
  • Through CSS and its settings this plugin is customizable.
  • FancyBox will respond to the events of mouse wheel also, if the mouse wheel plugin is included in the page.

Know more about it here with its code and demo.

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