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Open Attached Images in a Lightbox

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by majdi, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    currently images open in a new window, a lightbox would be a nice addition to xf
    dutchbb, Grover, GameR and 4 others like this.
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    And very easy to do, I suspect it's on the todo list and they simply haven't had time yet. They can add overlay class to the tag and it should already work.
  3. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Given that they already use overlays for a bunch of stuff, it shouldn't be too involved to add it.
  4. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's coming - there's just an awful lot of other stuff we also have to do ;)
    hendricius, pipedreams, Alice and 5 others like this.
  5. Christie

    Christie Member

    Yes I like the lightbox facility too. Any chance that images uploaded as opposed to linked could have thumbnails as in vb? Don't like the uploaded image details showing in the actual post.
  6. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    I'm looking forward to this too!
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Great news Kier, thanks for taking the time to reading our posts and posting where possible.
  8. Ben Stillman

    Ben Stillman Member

  9. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Lightbox for attachments has been suggested and I believe Kier said it will come.

    Oh, and it's JavaScript, not Java. Two completely different things. ;)
  10. calorie

    calorie Active Member

  11. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Yes, Highslide is much better IMO.
    It's really great and I'd like to see it within XF.
    Ranger375 likes this.
  12. Sejper

    Sejper Active Member

    The Highslide does look good but for me it is enough with and simple lightbox that they already use for other stuff on XenForo.
  13. Ben Stillman

    Ben Stillman Member

    Highslide is way better in my opinion than Lightbox.

    And yeah, I'm an idiot who tries to type too fast and screws up obvious words. LOL
  14. calorie

    calorie Active Member

    If the devs would implement Highslide in XF, I'd donate the $179 for the commercial license. Seriously.
  15. Ben Stillman

    Ben Stillman Member

    Lots of familiar names here.....

    And I'll throw money towards that as well.
  16. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Highslide looks great... It's fast too. :) Although they already have their own lightbox implementation, so I have a feeling they'll just use that. :)
  17. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I think our own overlay framework would probably deliver a similar experience to Highslide.

    As far as I can tell, the key features to implement are:

    1) Open images on the same page in an overlay

    2) Allow captioning etc. (in our case it would be filename, view count, upload date etc.)

    3) Support navigating all attached images on a page

    4) Support keyboard navigation (left, right) to jump between images

    Anything else?
  18. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    5) Looks sexy cool awesome sauce?
  19. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    6) Have a row of thumbnails for all available images underneath the current image.
    7) How do you deal with images that are larger than the current viewport size? Scale them down in-browser?
  20. calorie

    calorie Active Member

    8) Make it so we can use it easily in our add-ons. If you are setting your IDs and your JS relies on said IDs then it is hard for us to use it because IDs need to be unique. That leaves custom JS or pulling in say Highslide for our add-ons and bypassing your JS to avoid file edits.

    Pimping one more time for Highslide... http://highslide.com/#examples

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