Lightbox JS 2.0 Released

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Lightbox JS brought a new level of hotness when it came to displaying pictures on your website or blog. Reference the javascript file in your html page, add a rel="lightbox" to a link, and voila! You have a sweet way to display pics. I even implemented it on my blog as evidenced by the image below. Go ahead, click on it (assuming you are not reading this in an aggregator).

Screenshot of Lightbox JS 2.0 In
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Pretty cool eh? Well just as I go and get this implemented, the people that brought you Lightbox JS just released Lightbox JS 2.0. New in 2.0 is an easy way to group related images and slickly navigate through them. They also added some fancy schmancy transition effects.

The image above is a screenshot of the image grouping feature in action. Notice the Next link that displays on the upper right when you mouse over the image. Click on the below image to see a larger screenshot. (Oh the irony using Lightbox 1.0 to demonstrate Lightbox 2.0).

This is just one of many cool new toys for the discerning blogger. Good job Lokesh!

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  1. Avatar for Jeff Atwood
    Jeff Atwood April 4th, 2006

    That's totally *not* awesome in my aggregator!
    And those non-skippable image transition animations are like nails on a chalkboard to me. Oh man. I'm ready for the next image before the darn animation has barely begun!
    Also, I hate to be critical, but what's with the explosion of Google ads on this site? I can appreciate that you need to defray hosting costs, but..
    Never mind, I think I'll stick with the aggregator after all. kthx bye.

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked April 4th, 2006

    Jeff, you're just a hater! Although I do agree that the transitions could be speeded up a bit to be less intrusive.