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4:21 pm on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't know the right term for this but I have seen it.

On my community tourism site I have many images, all 200px x 150px or close.

Far too small now.

I want to show, on a click on the image, an identical, larger, preloaded image (say 500px wide) which partially covers the page. Click on that, back to the smaller image.

This is possible, yes? And it's done by JavaScript acting on the DOM?

So what is the term for this and where are the resources? (Know the last will be problematic!)
5:01 pm on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think what you're looking for is called lightbox. There's a free one made by a bright fellow named Lokesh Dhakar.
5:18 pm on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Wonderful. I love it already! Thanks.
8:14 am on Oct 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Lightbox 2: [huddletogether.com...]
Shedding Some Light on Lightbox: [webreference.com...]
Clean Photo Gallery Website Layout: [psdvibe.com...]
VisualLightBox is a free wizard program that helps you easily generate online photo albums, lightbox gallery with a nice Lightbox-style overlay effect, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code: [lightbox2.com...]

Although those are great, there is a Lightbox style skin for make your own page layout using JAlbum's free software [jalbum.net]. All skins are free, too.
 

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