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Instant Fancybox

Kyle Diedrick

Enhance the look of your web pages using the lightweight and highly customizable jQuery plugin Fancybox
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783282074
Paperback74 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Create advanced and visually stunning image galleries with Fancybox
  • Customize the look and feel of the Fancybox plugin
  • Master how to work with Fancybox’s custom settings, events, and API
  • Learn how to display videos and other iFrame content in Fancybox

Who This Book Is For

Instant Fancybox is great for web developers looking to learn more about the Fancybox jQuery plugin. The book assumes a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Readers are also expected to have a basic understanding of jQuery and JavaScript.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Fancybox
Installing Fancybox (Simple)
Fancybox with a single image (Simple)
Creating an image gallery (Simple)
Displaying YouTube videos (Intermediate)
Loading content via AJAX (Intermediate)
Loading additional types of content (Intermediate)
Adding thumbnails to a gallery (Simple)
Adding buttons to image slideshows (Simple)
Customizing other helpers (Intermediate)
Modifying styles and layout (Intermediate)
Changing slideshow settings (Advanced)
Adding custom styles (Intermediate)
Changing animation effects (Intermediate)
Changing keyboard shortcuts (Advanced)
Interacting with Fancybox (Advanced)
Manipulating image slideshows (Advanced)
Listening for Fancybox events (Advanced)

What You Will Learn

  • Install and set up the Fancybox plugin
  • Set up Fancybox image galleries and slideshows
  • Add image thumbnails to galleries
  • Use Fancybox with YouTube and other videos
  • Employ Fancybox with custom content
  • Customize the standard features of Fancybox
  • Change the size and position of the Fancybox popup
  • Modify Fancybox’s keyboard shortcuts

In Detail

Fancybox is a lightweight, highly customizable jQuery plugin for displaying modal dialogs. Fancybox is incredibly versatile; it works with all sorts of different content including images, videos, iFrames, custom HTML, and even SWF files. Fancybox is also very easy to customize, making it a great tool for any pop-up-like feature.

Instant Fancybox is a hands-on guide which shows you how to use and customize the Fancybox plugin. The book provides step-by-step tutorials covering everything from simple installation to complex settings and features. This makes it a great way to get familiar with and ultimately master the Fancybox plugin.

This book walks you through how to get the most out of the Fancybox plugin for jQuery, starting with the installation of the plugin and how to work with the JavaScript events that Fancybox triggers.

You will learn everything you need to know about setting up Fancybox to show images, image galleries and slideshows, videos, and other content. You will also learn about the settings available within Fancybox and how to leverage them to make the Fancybox popup do exciting things. The Fancybox plugin has much to offer, and this book covers all of the features it provides. This book will provide you with all the information you will need to use the Fancybox plugin effectively.


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