AviaSlider - a unique jQuery Image slideshow plugin Features of the Avia Image Slider 8 unique transition effects Lots of easy to set options to create your own effects Included Image preloader Autoplay that stops on user interaction Valid HTML5 and CSS 3 Markup Packed version only weights 8kb Supports linked images already prepared to work with prettyPhoto Lightbox works with jQuery 1.32 and higher Browser Support Internet Explorer 6 and higher Safari 3 and higher Firefox 2 and higher Opera 10 and higher Google Chrome 3 and higher Checks for last 3 Browsers performed on Mac & Win Download & Docs
Thumbnails Navigation Gallery with jQuery In this tutorial we are going to create an extraordinary gallery with scrollable thumbnails that slide out from a navigation. We are going to use jQuery and some CSS3 properties for the style. The main idea is to have a menu of albums where each item will reveal a horizontal bar with […] View demoDownload source In this tutorial we are going to create an extraordinary gallery with scrollable thumbnails that slide out from a navigation. We are going to use jQuery and some CSS3 properties for the style. When a thumbnail is clicked it will be loaded as a full image preview in the background of the page. The beautiful photos are from Mark Sebastian’s photostream on Flickr. So, let’s get started! The Markup Our HTML is mainly going to consist of a wrapper and the menu list. Inside of our wrapper we will add the following: The first element is our full preview image. We then add an unordered list where each li element is going to contain a span for its title and the thumbnails wrapper. The CSS
Lightbox_me - Stupidly Simple Lightboxing What is it? Have you ever had a DOM element that you wanted lightboxed, but didn't want all the fanciness of all the lightbox-related plug-ins out there? Lightbox_me is for you. Lightbox_me is an essential tool for the jQuery developer's toolbox. Feed it a DOM element wrapped in a jQuery object and it will lightbox it for you, no muss no fuss. Features Lightbox_me handles all of those annoying edge cases that other lightbox solutions do not: Handles overlay resize when the window is resized Handles overlay size in cases where the document is smaller than the window Handles position: fixed in all browsers Position: fixed automatically swaps to position: absolute when the window size is smaller than the modal, so the user can scroll to see the contents In addition it's got these other nice features: Usage Include jQuery and lightbox_me in your web page, then invoke lightbox_me on a jQuery object: $(domobj).lightbox_me(); or $("#id").lightbox_me(); This will lightbox the DOM element immediately.
Backgrounds & Gradients - A Beginner's Guide to HTML Backgrounds are an important part to CSS as they allow you to easily change the composition of an element. They can be used for decoration while setting the scene within an element. They can provide visual context for an element’s content, enhancing usability. With use cases large and small, backgrounds have a significant impact on the overall design of a website. Adding a background to an element can be accomplished in a few different ways, most often in the form of a solid color, an image, or a combination of the two. With CSS3, new backgrounds and capabilities were introduced, including the ability to include gradient backgrounds and multiple background images on a single element. Adding a Background Color The quickest way to add a background to an element is to add a single color background using the background or background-color property. When declaring a background color you have a few different options as far as what value to use. Adding a Background Image Background Repeat Demo
Minimalistic Slideshow Gallery with jQuery In today’s tutorial we will create a simple and beautiful slideshow gallery that can be easily integrated in your web site. The idea is to have a container with our slideshow and the options to view a grid of thumbnails, pause the slideshow, and navigate through the pictures. The thumbnail grid will […] View demoDownload source In today’s tutorial we will create a simple and beautiful slideshow gallery that can be easily integrated in your web site. The idea is to have a container with our slideshow and the options to view a grid of thumbnails, pause the slideshow, and navigate through the pictures. So, let’s start! The Markup The main HTML structure will consist of the main slideshow wrapper that contains a container for the full view image (msg_wrapper) and one for the thumbnails (msg_thumbs): The alt attribute of the thumbnails will contain the path the full view image. The CSS First, we will define the style for the main wrapper: We will remove borders and outlines from the link elements:
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