10 jQuery, Mootools, Prototype Lightbox Scripts

By Sam Deering

In today’s post we have included lightbox scripts/plugins from several JavaScript libraries: jQuery, MooTools, Prototype. These stylish lightbox scripts/plugins can display the pop-up block (modal windows, overlays) of single images, web image galleries, videos and other media and content formats on your websites. Enjoy.

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1. Bumpbox 2.0 Mootools lightbox clone

A lightbox clone with support of PDF, flv, swf, audio, images, inline HTML and remote html files. Useful script for web design.

Bumpbox 2.0 Mootools lightbox clone

Source + Demo

2. jsImageBox

Compact and easy-to-use script that allows you to show enlarged images in the pop-up boxes. Website is in Russian language though.


Source + Demo

3. Control.Modal windowing toolkit for Prototype

A fully programmable, multi-purpose windowing toolkit for Prototype.

Control.Modal windowing toolkit for Prototype

Source + Demo

4. EnlargeIt! JavaScript gallery

Easy-to-use, can work with pictures, flash, FLV, YouTube, DivX and iframes.

EnlargeIt! JavaScript gallery

Source + Demo

5. FancyZoom using the jQuery library

This lightbox plugin works with any images, text, headings and flash.

FancyZoom using the jQuery library

Source + Demo

6. Floatbox JavaScript lightbox gallery

Floatbox is a JavaScript plugin for displaying windowed content (pop-up lightbox) over top of web pages. This gallery works in all major browsers.

Floatbox JavaScript lightbox gallery

Source + Demo

7. GreyBox

It can be used to display websites, images (and galleries) and other content in a pop-up window.


Source + Demo

8. Highslide JS JavaScript thumbnail viewer

Is an image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript.

Highslide JS JavaScript thumbnail viewer

Source + Demo

9. Slimbox

Is a 4 KB visual clone of the popular Lightbox 2 script by Lokesh Dhakar, written using the jQuery javascript library (in version 2) or the MooTools javascript framework (in version 1). It was designed to be very small, efficient, standards-friendly, fully customizable, more convenient and 100% compatible with the original Lightbox 2.


Source Demo

10. Shadowbox

Is a web-based JavaScript media viewer application that supports many different media formats (images, image galleries, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Flash, Flash video, HTML, and even external web pages). Works with IE6+, Firefox 1.5+, Safari 2+, Chrome, Opera 9+.


Source Demo

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