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Everyone likes to see content in a lightbox these days. So this is a pretty extensive dive into the lightbox scripts available out there.  FYI - a select few have been left out because they are based on existing scripts with no real difference or were flash-based. And believe it or not, I haven't even dug into the lightbox addons from RW developers - Would this be something you would like to see?

Let me know if this kind of general info is helpful, as research and fact gathering is well, time consuming to say the least ;)

Bumpbox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, PDF, iFrame, FLV, Flash, Audio, YouTube, Vimeo
  • Functionality: Dynamic frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing
  • Scripts: MooTools

CeeBox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame, Videos, Flash
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title
  • Scripts: jQuery

CeraBox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame, Flash, Video
  • Functionality: Dynamic frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing, Mobile support
  • Scripts: MooTools

ColorBox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing, Slideshow
  • Scripts: jQuery

Control.Modal

  • Supports: Image, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame
  • Functionality: Title, Frame Draggable
  • Scripts: Prototype

easyAlbum

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Title, Caption
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

EasyBox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, YouTube, Vimeo, iFrame
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing, Slideshow
  • Scripts: jQuery

EnlargeIt!

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, AJAX, iFrame, Flash, FLV, YouTube, DivX
  • Functionality: Dynamic frame zoom, Title, Multiple images at once
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

Fancybox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Flash, Inline HTML, iFrame, AJAX
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Outer/Std/Overlay Caption, Overlay nav buttons
  • Scripts: jQuery

Fancy Zoom (jQuery)

  • Supports: Image, Inline HTML, Flash
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption
  • Scripts: Protoype or jQuery

Floatbox

  • Commercial: $20
  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, PDF, AJAX, iFrame, Flash, YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, QuickTime
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Caption, Slideshow, Mobile support
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

Galleria

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, AJAX, Flickr, Picasa
  • Functionality: Image Resizing, Automatic Thumbnail Navigation, Title, Caption, Loop, Slideshow, Slideshow Loop, Mobile support
  • Scripts: jQuery

GreyBox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, iFrame
  • Functionality: Static frame resizing, Caption
  • Scripts: AJS

Highslide

  • Commercial: $29
  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame, Flash, YouTube
  • Functionality: Dynamic frame zoom, Caption, Slideshow
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

Imagebox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title
  • Scripts: jQuery

ImageZoom

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Dynamic frame zoom, Title, Frame Draggable
  • Scripts: MooTools

Lightbox/Lightbox2/Lightbox JS

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Overlay nav buttons
  • Scripts: Prototype & Scriptaculous

Lightbox+

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Expandable Image, Frame Draggable
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

Lightbox Evolution

  • License: $12
  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, Flash, YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Videos, TwitVid, Maps
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Image Resizing, Loop, 7 Themes
  • Scripts: jQuery

Lightview

  • Non-Commercial: 3GBP, Comercial: 49GBP
  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame, QuickTime, Flash
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title
  • Scripts: Prototype & Scriptaculous

LightWindow

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, PDF, Flash, YouTube, AJAX
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Title, Overlay Nav Buttons, Author
  • Scripts: Prototype & Scriptaculous

Lytebox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, iFrame, Inline HTML, Flash, PDF, YouTube, DailyMotion, QuickTime
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Caption, Slideshow, Slideshow Loop
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

mediaboxAdvanced (Mediabox Standard deprecated)

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, Twitter media, Social Video, Audio, Flash, QuickTime, YouTube, Vimeo
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Caption
  • Scripts: MooTools

Milkbox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, iFrame, Flash
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Image Resizing, Loop
  • Scripts: MooTools

minishowcase

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, AJAX
  • Functionality: Automatic Thumbnail Navigation, Static frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing
  • Scripts: PHP

Multifaceted Lightbox

  • Supports: Image, Inline HTML, AJAX
  • Functionality: Basic
  • Scripts: Prototype

nyroModal

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, AJAX, iFrame, YouTube
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing, Loop
  • Scripts: jQuery

piroBox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, Flash, PDF, YouTube, Vimeo
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing, 4 Themes, Expandable Image
  • Scripts: jQuery

prettyPhoto

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, Flash, YouTube, Vimeo, QuickTime
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Caption, Overlay nav buttons, Thumbnail Nav, Nav Looping, 5 Themes
  • Scripts: jQuery

qGallery

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Image Resizing, Automatic Thumbnail Navigation, Caption, Loop
  • Scripts: Prototype

Satellite

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Flickr
  • Functionality: Title
  • Scripts: PHP

Shadowbox

  • Commercial license-$20USD (Unlimited domains)
  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, Flash, YouTube, Yahoo, Vimeo, Google, QuickTime, Windows Media
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Nav Looping, Image Resize
  • Scripts: Prototype or MooTools or jQuery or Dojo or Yahoo or Ext

Slideshow 2!

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Image Resizing, Automatic Thumbnail Navigation, Caption, Slideshow, Slideshow Loop
  • Scripts: MooTools

SlideWindow

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Title
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

Slimbox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Overlay nav buttons, Nav Looping
  • Scripts: MooTools or jQuery

Suckerfish HoverLightbox Redux

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Title
  • Scripts: Prototype + Scriptaculous

Thickbox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, AJAX
  • Functionality: Static frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing
  • Scripts: jQuery

tinyLightbox

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption, Slideshow, Slideshow Loop
  • Scripts: jQuery

TopUp

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, AJAX, Flash, YouTube, FLV, QuickTime, Video
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Image Resizing, Frame Draggable, Frame Adjustable, 2 Themes
  • Scripts: jQuery + jQuery UI

TripTracker

  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Inline HTML, iFrame, AJAX, Flash, YouTube, FLV, QuickTime, Video
  • Functionality: Static frame resizing, Title, Byline, Slideshow, Slideshow Loop, Image Pan
  • Scripts: Standard Javascript

Videobox

  • Supports: Flash, YouTube, Google, Metacafe, iFilm
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Caption
  • Scripts: MooTools

Visual Lightbox JS

  • Commercial: $49
  • Supports: Image, Image Sets, Photobucket, Flickr
  • Functionality: Smooth frame resizing, Title, Caption, 18 Themes, Image Resizing, Watermarks, Slideshow
  • Scripts: jQuery or Prototype + Scriptaculous

YUI lightbox

  • Supports: Image
  • Functionality: Title, Image Resizing, Expandable Image, Frame Draggable
  • Scripts: YUI
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RapidWeaver 5 Book

Most who know RapidWeaver have been introduced to stacks and know Joe Workman - a prominent stack developer.  Joe has a new book out - RapidWeaver 5, Beginner's Guide.
First, don't let the Beginner's subtitle fool you, there's plenty to read & learn even for those of us who thought we knew everything ;).
The book is a great exploration and great reference tool to help everyone use RapidWeaver more fully.  It has 11 chapters that covers everything from digging into RW & setting up a site to the final steps of getting it published.  

Chapter1:
A general review of what RapidWeaver is and how it compares to other know web publishers and how it fits into the scheme of the mac universe.  How to get get started & what you'll need.

Chapter2:
A tour de force of the settings controls and panels.  A lot of things are hidden in various places and this gives a thorough review of what everything thing and where it is.

Chapter3:
Themes are one of the biggest advantage of RapidWeaver and this goes into the all the details of what can be done with themes and and even some advanced editing of theme styles.

Chapter4:
The Styled text page has always been the work horse of the lot and this goes into the details of how to applied formatting and style choices to your content.  From text styling, to image tinkering to linking everything - it explains it all.

Chapter5:
Stacks has allowed the way in the newest offerings to the RapidWeaver community.  A clear review of all the controls and editing panels is given, as well as a review of the built-in stacks available to the user.

Chapter6:
A review of all the basic page types is given and with the explosion of stacks, an assortment of stacks are highlighted to explain some of the offerings out there.  To be sure, there are many more, and a good resource is [StacksCenter](http://www.stackscenter.com) to review and see ratings on stacks.

Chapter7:
Continuing on a review of pages, multimedia page types are reviewed along with a sampling of multimedia stacks.  It runs the gamut, from photos, to collages, image stacks, to video and file sharing.

Chapter8:
With a lot of emphasis on social media, this takes an in-depth look at blogs, social media integration and even some content management solutions.

Chapter9:
If you're serious about online commerce, then this goes through the offerings available for payment processing and addons available to build online stores.

Chapter10:
A website, by it's very nature, is available to the world and as such, this goes into how to optimize your site for search engines and some of the stacks & plugins available.

Chapter11:
This focuses on advanced tips and techniques available to get the most out of your site and to help you with advanced questions that everyone has from time to time.

Overall, the book is a great resource and Joe should be commended for taking the time to compile all the info for users.  If you need more convincing, a sample chapter is available.  The e-version is available for $22.94 & a hard-copy book + e-version is $40.49

If you know of anyone who's thinking about getting RapidWeaver, then let them know about this - I'm sure the book would be a great resource for them.
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