Simple jQuery Lightbox Effect Tutorial

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Lighbox effect is now an important part of webdesign. It looks good and works in many different kind of situations. Few weeks back, I wrote on creating lightbox effect with CSS only. In this tutorial i am going to show how you can create a lightbox effect with the help of jQury.

See the demo code below. Change content, look and feel and size of the lightbox as per your need

jQuery Lightbox Effect

<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<title>A simple jQuery light box</title>
<style type="text/css">
body {
 margin:200px 0 0 400px;
 font-family:"arial";
}
.lightBox {
width: 300px;
height: 200px;
padding: 20px;
position: absolute;
top: 100px;
background-color: #f2f2f2;
border: solid #606060 2px;
display: none;
z-index: 100;
-moz-border-radius: 15px;
border-radius: 15px;
}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
$(".show").click(function(){
$(".lightBox").fadeIn("slow");
});
$(".close").click(function(){
$(".lightBox").fadeOut("slow");
});
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
<h2>A simple jQuery light box Demo.. </h2>
<div class="lightBox">
<h3>This is the lightbox content. Change this content to waht you want</h3>
<a href="#" class="close">Close Light Box</a>
</div>
<a href="#" class="show">Click Show Light Box</a>
</body>
</html>

Copy this code and paste it into any HTM file. Run the file in the browser and see the effect.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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