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Situation: You're on a web page with a small image displayed, and when you click on the image, the current browser window contents are "grayed out", and a window animates itself onto the screen to show the image in its actual size. The window has a Close button on it.
 
I assume it's done in javascript, and that it's a child window of some sort, but I don't know how to search for it in google because I'm not sure what the technique is called.
Posted 21-Apr-11 3:46am
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Albin Abel at 21-Apr-11 10:01am
   
Additional to my answer for your query "child window of some sort"...It is not a child window but a DIV element with absolute positioned. The javascript is behind to show, hide or load the bigger image using ajax.
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Solution 1

Hi John,
 
My designer call it as lightbox. You can use search keyword "javascript lightbox" or "JQuery Lightbox". I assume you are looking for something like this http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/[^]
 
good luck
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That's what I'm after. Thanks.
Albin Abel at 21-Apr-11 10:02am
   
You are welcome John
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John Simmons / outlaw programmer at 21-Apr-11 11:53am
   
Question has already been answered, but thanks anyway.

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