Fresco – Responsive jQuery Lightbox

Fresco is a beautiful responsive lightbox that can be used to create stunning overlays that work great at any screen size, in all browsers on every device. To make things even more awesome Fresco comes with fullscreen zoom, retina-ready skins, Youtube and Vimeo integration for HTML5 video and a powerful Javascript API.

Photobox – CSS3 Image Gallery jQuery Plugin

Photobox is a lightweight image gallery modal window script which uses CSS3 heavily for silky-smooth animations and transitions. The goal was to great an image gallery script that utilizes GPU rending instead is the 90% scripts out there which are using javascript to move things around the old fashioned way.

Supports: Firefox, Chrome and IE9+ (works in an ugly way which the users deserve)

Benefits

  • Both the script & CSS are only 7k each (minified script, not gziped)
  • Uses silky-smooth, hardware accelerated, CSS3 transitions and animations (for better performance)
  • Pretty UI and easy UX
  • CSS3 preloader, tailored-made. The only image you need is the arrow.png (soon even not that)
  • Works also on IE9 and above, but clearly not as nice as in normal browsers
  • Uses event-delegation on all thumbnails events

What can Photobox do

  • Images can be zoomed in and out with mousewheel and navigated using mousemove to move around
  • Bottom row of thumbnails, navigated by mouse movment
  • Shows the image's 'alt' or 'title' attribute text at the bottom
  • Indicate the index of the current viewed image in relation to the total, like so: (36/100)
  • Supports looping after first and last images
  • Supports keyboard keys for navigation and closing the gallery view