View Full Version : What happened to Lightbox?

10-20-2014, 04:27 AM
I moved DW to a new computer recently and when I went to add a lightbox to a page it turned out that I no longer can access my Widget Browser. And it seems it's obsolete now. So bow do I get Lightbox back?

10-20-2014, 05:48 AM
discontinued, try colorbox or fancybox perhaps

10-20-2014, 06:31 AM
You mean Lightbox is discontinued, or Widget Browser or both?

10-21-2014, 01:13 AM
i only know about lightbox, never had any dealing with the other

10-21-2014, 04:14 AM
Looks like I'll just have to use the code from another page. Thanks.

10-21-2014, 10:16 AM
These are nice lightweight alternatives that work very well.



Featherlight in particular is really easy to work with and restyle.

d a v e
10-21-2014, 12:22 PM
@Ricky - do they support multiple images? so you can open anyone and then proceed to previous or next?

10-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Yes Dave they both do.

They are excellent IMO.

I used to be a fan of Colorbox but these are lightweight, easier to customise and look better.

d a v e
10-21-2014, 05:02 PM
looks like i have two sites to convert then, including my own (portfolio) site :( i did it a couple of years ago or so when lb was still around.

10-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Why would Lightbox be discontinued when it was so incredibly popular? Thanks for the links Ricky but it's easy enough to grab the code from another page/site and recycle it.

And I'm sure you are familiar with Widget Browser. It opened from within DW (it opened up from a dropdown menu just to the right of the "DW" logo top left, in DW CS5. Which I still use, happily.

10-22-2014, 06:22 AM
from the autthor as to why he stopped http://www.viper007bond.com/2012/07/13/jquery-lightbox-for-native-galleries-plugin-discontinued/

10-22-2014, 06:28 AM
LB will still work, he's just not supporting it.

10-22-2014, 06:36 AM
well the original files will work if you have a copy depending on any (if they conflict)changes to jquery if you use later versions. but as ricky posted the options are for updated improved re possible modifications and lighter load.

10-22-2014, 07:49 AM
in fact i am still using it on at least one site but i will definitely look into the suggested options

10-29-2014, 02:40 AM
ah seems someone is still developing a fork of it https://github.com/lokesh/lightbox2/