jQuery FancyBox plugin
The FancyBox is one of the plugin that I like the most. It's so easy to use and renders really nicely, especially with images. It's a Mac like zooming tool that you can customize quite well and really looks amazing. Source and © Janis Skarnelis
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I'm glad that you found my work useful. If you did, it might help some other people too. So why not helping me spread the word with a tweet? You could also buy me a coffee to thank me for my code and explanations if you prefer ;).
I hope you'll enjoy your download. Regards. Jeremy.
How to setup
As usual, the first thing to do when you want to use a plugin is to include the required files in the header of your page.
For the FancyBox, those files are first the jQuery library, then the plugin script, and an additional stylesheet:
- /** jQuery Inclusion **/
- /** Plugin Inclusion **/
- /** Additional Style **/
- <link href="Path_to/fancybox.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
Very similar to the LightBox, the next step is to declare how and when the FancyBox will be displayed on your page.
So in the same fashion, the following code tells that every link that has a class fancybox will have its content opened in a fancybox.
It can be added in the page header or in a separate js file.
Finally, you just need to create a link whose class will have to be fancybox and whose href attribute will need to contain the path of the element you wish to open within the fancybox:
- <a href="Path_to_target" class="fancybox">Test FancyBox Plugin</a>
Other Useful Resources
It's now quite common to swap the old url format containing file extensions and non explicit query strings by SEO friendly ones, only made of keywords and slashes, hence their name.
There are several techniques to do so, and I certainly do not have the pretention to say that this one is the best of all, but it is the one I use in personal projects as it works nicely, and it is robust and dynamic.
It makes use of an .htaccess file to rewrite the urls, of a php function to parse the given parameters, and a content manager to serve the appropriate content according to them.
Before we start I'd like to make a personal thanks to Josh Moont for his precious help.
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