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Display a Collection of Images Without Modal Window

Posted · Category: Gallery, GPL License

We have mentioned jQuery.popeye last year. Now jQuery.popeye 2.0 is released! It is an advanced image gallery script built on the JavaScript library jQuery. Use it to save space when displaying a collection of images and offer your users a nice and elegant way to show a big version of your images without leaving the page flow.

It was designed as an alternative to the often-seen JavaScript image lightbox. What they all have in common: they employ a modal window to display the large images, thus disrupting the workflow of the user interacting with a webpage.

jQuery.popeye 2.0 takes a different approach: not only allows it for browsing all thumbnails as well as the large images in a single image space, it also repects the page flow and stays anchored and rooted in the webpage at all times, thus giving a less disruptive user experience than modal windows.


Requirements: jQuery Framework
Demo: http://dev.herr-schuessler.de/jquery/popeye/demo.html
License: GPL 2.0 License

  • Kevin

    This is excellent, thanks for sharing

  • jQuery Original


  • Sounds interesting, I want to try in on my site

  • Sherlack

    I like it.

  • Looks great but how does it handle images with different dimensions in the same gallery?

  • edit: Never mind, I see that the full size images are different size. My next question is how does it determine where to crop it for the thumb, and can that be controlled?

  • John Wallace

    Haven’t looked at your code but I’m looking for a similar solution for forms. Can yours be used/adapted? Thanks for sharing.

  • This is really cool! Thanks for sharing.

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