Rasmus.krats.se

Reminiscing this and that, on the web since 1995

A simple and usable lightbox

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I have written a new jQuery plugin. It is a lightbox with focus on simplicity and usability. I call it kratsbox, and it's availiable on github. Instructions for use are in the readme at the github page.

I have used lightboxes such as fancybox and jquery-lightbox for a while, but havn't been happy with the keyboard usability of them (let alone the fact that they all seem to require image loading). Recently, Axbom linked to a specification for an Accessible Lightbox, which I agree with. After doing some more searching for a good lightbox, and still not finding any, I gave up and wrote my own.

Of course, I now use kratsbox on this site, so as a demo, here's some of my favorite images from 2011.

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Comments

Peter Reuterås,

Snyggt! Sparar länk tills jag behöver en lightbox.

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