Some time ago, we have featured FancyZoom which is designed to view full-size photos and images inline without requiring a separate web page load. After few months, Orderedlist rewrote it in Prototype with some small changes.
First, He didn’t like that it used AJAX. FancyZoom in Prototype tends to lean towards the side of rendering everything and then showing and hiding, rather than loading stuff with AJAX.
Third, Cabel’s implementation only works for images and it loads them via AJAX (to save initial page weight). He thinks that the zoom interaction is pretty interesting so he didn’t want a version limited to just images. FancyZoom in Prototype supports pretty much any html you can throw in a div (images, text, flash, etc.).
Fourth, and final, is that he liked Apple’s rounded corners, as opposed to the original fancy zoom’s square edges.
Requirements: Prototype Framework
License: License Free