Light Boxes: Visually Enhance Presentation of Web Content
Digital storage is cheap and often free, but once it was expensive. Lowering the cost barrier of digital storage and the technological revolution in digital cameras has brought billions upon billions of photographs to the World Wide Web. Presenting content with photographs can be difficult to master when working with pure HTML standard markup. This is where Java Script and lightboxes comes to the rescue.
Light boxes are a brilliant way to bring photographs in numbers to Web sites. They can complement the Web site's look and feel and easily modified to fit any design. Once loaded the light boxes hand over the control to the user, the browsers viewing your Web page, which is very user friendly. The user can decide how many photographs to watch, the frequency, the user can jump back and forth and photographs can be incrementally loaded to the screen, which can make the Web page load faster.
Some light box scripts provide a way to use the light boxes to display more than photographs and that includes external Web pages, parts of HTML content and information and content retrieved with AJAX technology.