Every day now there are great new scripts popping up that really really add to the visual presentation of websites. keep in mind a lot of these scripts can be used in SharePoint just as easily in many ways such as the Content Editor Web Part, Site Definitions as well as Page Templates.
One such script I stumbled across today is just too good not to share! Lightbox JS
Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
How to Use:
Part 1 – Setup
2. Include the Lightbox CSS file (or append your active stylesheet with the Lightbox styles).
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/lightbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
3. Check the CSS and make sure the referenced prev.gif and next.gif files are in the right location. Also, make sure the loading.gif and close.gif files as referenced near the top of the lightbox.js file are in the right location.
Part 2 – Activate
1. Add a rel=”lightbox” attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox. For example:
<a href="images/image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="my caption">image #1</a>
Optional: Use the title attribute if you want to show a caption.
2. If you have a set of related images that you would like to group, follow step one but additionally include a group name between square brackets in the rel attribute. For example:
<a href="images/image-1.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #1</a>
<a href="images/image-2.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #2</a>
<a href="images/image-3.jpg" rel="lightbox[roadtrip]">image #3</a>