April 9, 2006 - kenshinjeff

moo.fx & lightbox js

So, I’ve finished updating the blog with moo.fx on my computer, I’ll have to wade through php template code on the server when I’m more free to make my blog columns collaspable. What’s that you say? Don’t understand? Don’t worry, you’ll know it when you see it.

And that’s when you’ll come back and read this post on how to do it for your website.

Here’s lightbox js, it’s really really cool (and thus in the “really cool geeky stuff” category).

Looking at the demo it looks like it uses:

  • DHTML to create a layer on top of the existing on
  • Load a swf with the filename as the parameter
  • The swf possibly reads the dimensions of the image file, then expands/contracts accordingly before loading the image with the effect.

It should be something like that. I haven’t read the sources yet, but hopefully there is no need to do that because I don’t want to read any more code, it’s getting very boring.

really cool geeky stuff

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