Monday, February 11, 2013

Photobox – CSS3 JQuery Image Gallery

I came across a nice image gallery script which is lightweight, hardware accelerated and generally looks good. Image can be zoomed in and out using mouse wheel and navigated using mouse move. Image 'alt' is shown at the bottom, and the row of thumbnail images is also displayed at the bottom. The autoplay is supported and time is configurable. The script can be downloaded from Photobox github. It only supports IE 8 and higher, and does not look as good as in other browsers though.

The usage is very easy: jQuery, script and css have to be referenced as usual, i.e.

<script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script> 
<link href="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/photobox/photobox.css")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<link href="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/photobox/")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/photobox/photobox.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

A gallery with all default values (again, check Photobox github for parameters) is included as follows

<div id='gallery'>
  <a href="../../../Content/photobox/P1.jpg">
   <img src="../../../Content/photobox/P1_small.jpg" alt="photo1 title"/>

  //More images

<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function () {

A more involved setup with parameters may look as follows

<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function () {
     $('#gallery').photobox('a:first', { thumbs:false, time:0 }, imageLoaded);
  function imageLoaded(){
   console.log('image has been loaded...');

I added a sample gallery (photos courtesy of my wife) to my website: Photobox Example

The border around the images is totally optional

<style type="text/css">
img {
   border:1px solid #021a40;


Photobox – CSS3 JQuery Image Gallery
Photobox github
jquery access nested div
Using CSS for Image Borders
by . Also posted on my website

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