I have never used Slimbox before; so, right out of the box, I wanted to make sure I could get it to work. Slimbox2 is a plugin for jQuery for displaying images in an overlay window. You have probably seen the overlay effect before (some sites use it an annoying answer to pop-up ad blockers). Continue reading
In the MegaGallery project, I decided I needed a quicker and easier way to create photo galleries. I wanted to stay away from Flash, Java, and Silverlight. Most of the script based galleries were bulky or complicated. Any previous gallery templates I had created took a lot of work creating thumbnails, etc. I knew Slimbox was a great way to display images. I combed the pages of the PHP API for answers to many of my image manipulation needs. In the next several blog entries, I will share with you my research, process, and results on this project.
My goal for this project is to make the photo gallery reusable and easy to implement.