Javascript Lightbox Clone Ultimate Roundup (49+)

When I say Lightbox the word may conjour up many different images in your mind. You may imagine a white highly lit background to photograph objects on. Perhaps even a literal box with a light in it like those pictured to the left (Gus Modern Lightbox). In the context of this post a Javascript Lightbox is a website feature that brings the chosen content front and center before the user. Javascript lightboxes are all the rage. Most web designers find some use for them on their websites so that they can make effective usage of available pixels, or just plain make their site pop with some... Read More

Top 9 Lightbox Clones that use the YUI Library

Having a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web, lightboxes are a must have for most websites. But there are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. In this post we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox scripts available that use Yahoo’s YUI Javascript Library, and list some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for. One very interesting item that we discovered about the YUI Lightbox selection was that unlike the other javascript libraries, developers using the YUI library (for... Read More

Top 10 Lightbox Clones that use Mootools

There are two things that are super critical in the web today, those things are first, having a great user experience and second, a superior presentation. Lightboxes are a method that might be the perfect way to add just the right touch and feel to your website, but the trick is finding the right one. Today we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox clones that are currently available for the Mootools Javascript Library, and additionally list some of their best qualities that help them stand out from the Lightbox Herd, so now for your consideration her is our Top 10 Mootools Lightbox... Read More

Top 10 Lightbox Clones that use their own Javascript Effects Library

Having a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web, lightboxes are a must have for most websites. But there are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. In this post we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox scripts available that don’t rely on a third party Javascript Library, and list some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for.  1: Floatbox Floatbox starts off our top 10 list, for it’s amazing features and overall finesse. This clone is also amazingly configurable, and... Read More

Prototype Lightbox Clones – Top 10 Best for Web Developers

Having a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web, prototype lightboxes are a must have for most websites. But there are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. And besides finding a cool and effective prototype lightbox, it is important to find one that works with the Prototype Javascript Library that may already be loading up with your webpage. In this post we hope to highlight some of the best lightbox scripts available that work with Prototype, list some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are... Read More

jQuery Lightbox Clones – Top 10 Best Reviewed

Lightboxes have a nearly ubiquitous presence around the web. Lightboxes or Modal Boxes are a must have for most websites. There are so many different flavors that it can be difficult to find the perfect one. In this post we hope to highlight (to the best of our knowledge) some of the best jQuery lightbox clone scripts available, and some of their best qualities for your consideration. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for. So without further delay, Let’s get started.   jQuery Lightbox (Modal Box) Clones Rundown    1: Ceebox Ceebox is an innovative... Read More

CSS3 Gradients Made Easy

Gradients are used virtually everywhere to improve the overal look and feel of most designs and applications. But up until recently these great graphical niceties on the web always had to be represented by a small or large graphic file, which depending on the skill of the designer/developer could add significant bloat to a website. On to the scene enters CSS3 with many new features that (when properly utilized by compliant web browsers)  make the seemingly simple websites come alive. One of my favorite new features is the CSS Gradient. Now rather than adding bloat to a site with multiple... Read More

Fancify your file upload

There are a ton of tools out there that web developers can use to create dynamic and engaging websites. Every once and a while one tool will stand out above the others in it’s usefulness and design. Fancy Upload is one of those tools. Providing a slick interface and some dynamic classes, Fancy Upload leverages the abilities of the Mootools Javascript library and ties that with some flash integration to create a great solution with an infinate number of uses. Go check it... Read More

TreasureBox

I have been working on a project with a couple of partners, to hopefully create a little additional security for individuals. The problem that we analyzed is that when people get Insurance, or create a family trust, they are told to document all of their assets. Take photos or video of the items in their home and then store them. Usually the only time that that documentation is used is in the event of a disaster, ie: The Wild Fires in California, or Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. If that documentation (pictures/video) are stored like most people store them they will either be a molten pile... Read More

Javascript Framework of Choice

My JavaScript framework of choice is MooTools. MooTools is a very compact, useful, and extensible JavaScript framework. I have used it on several sites that I and my codevelopers have created, I have been impressed by how easy the integration is, the speed of development with MooTools is amazing. It doesn’t carry the bloat that similar frameworks carry with them, ie: Prototype. All in all a very exciting platform to work with. I look forward to the enhancements that will be made available with the 1.2 release. Exciting. In later posts I will share and discuss scripts that use/extend the... Read More

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