Upgrade: Lightbox 2.04

I’ve mentioned Lightbox on Wongside before, but it’s basically the JavaScript library that runs my picture gallery (or at least runs the cool animations and the ability to go back and forth through pictures.  It’s mostly generated by a backend PHP script.)

Anyways, I was way behind the times in my Lightbox version. I was running version 2.02, which is pre-April 07. So now I’ve got the new 2.04 version, which includes all these features and bug-fixes:

  • v2.04 – 3/9/08
    • NEW – Upgraded Prototype from v1.4 to v1.6.0.2
    • NEW – Moved label text into configuration for easier localization
    • UPDATED – Code cleaned up. Respect for the global namespace and native javascript objects.
    • FIXED – Caption displays as “null” when viewing an uncaptioned image after viewing a captioned image.
    • FIXED – Clicking ‘close’ button shifts layout as link focus’ dotted line appears.
  • v2.03.3 – 5/21/07 – Support for horizontally scrolling pages. Added updateImageList method for ajax’y pages.
  • v2.03.2 – 4/30/07 – Fixed animated gif support in IE/Opera.
  • v2.03.1 – 4/18/07 – Fixed embed hiding. Overlay opacity var added to config. Image sets w/Imagemaps fix. Clearfix removed.
  • v2.03 – 4/10/07 – Improved keyboard navigation. Animation off toggle. Hides Flash movies under overlay. Imagemap support. Valid CSS.

To me, the greatest feature is that users are no longer required to use the ‘N’ and ‘P’ keys to move through the pictures. Now they can use the left and right arrows on the keyboard to navigate.

It’s the simple things in life, isn’t it?

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