Aug 10, 2018
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JackBox – Responsive Lightbox

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JackBox – A Responsive Lightbox with real social sharing

JackBox was built with 2 goals in mind:

  1. Create a lightbox that worked on mobile devices, even smartphones. JackBox is "responsive", which means it's 100% compatible with responsive websites.
  2. Create a lightbox where each image, video and song can be shared individually. This means that when someone "likes" one of your photos when a friend clicks on the shared link, they immediately show the exact image that was originally shared.

Features include

  • Responsive / Mobile Ready
  • Retina Clear Graphics
  • Share any topic via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+
  • Deep-linking, each item has its own unique link
  • Touch Drive for mobile devices
  • Genuine fullscreen for Firefox and Chrome
  • Group all items together and create product categories
  • Youtube Video m / Mobile Fallback
  • Vimeo Video w / Mobile Fallback
  • Automatic Youtube and Vimeo thumbnail loading
  • HTML5 Video w / Flash backup
  • HTML5 Audio w / Flash backup
  • Flash Video w / Mobile Backup
  • Load HTML Divs, iFrames, and Google Maps
  • A boatload of Custom Thumbnail Hovers and Tooltips
  • CSS3 Preloader for smoother animation

Settings include

  • Optional thumbnails in Gallery mode
  • Options to set the lightbox's thumbnail width and height
  • Optional title titles and descriptions
  • Possibility to display description info by default
  • Possibility to start thumbnails hidden
  • Ability to automatically play all videos either globally or individually
  • Ability to zoom smaller images automatically either globally or individually
  • Ability to preload graphics for a more smooth lightbox experience

JackBox Bonuses

Easy setup

Look under the hood

JackBox makes thumbnails easy

  1. Firstly, you have the option to load a certain thumbnail of your choice.
  2. If nobody is selected and the lightbox element is a clickable thumbnail to begin with, JackBox will grab and resize this thumbnail instead.
  3. If these options are not available, JackBox tries to grab the large version of the lightbox image and resize it.
  4. And as a last resort, JackBox will only use a standard thumbnail of your choice.

Important notes

  • Images, video and audio shown in the preview are not included in the download source and are for demonstration only.
  • Note that more of JackBoxFX are black and white to color transitions.
  • Autoplay for video and audio is not available on mobile due to device limitations.
  • Mobile touch swipe functionality is only available for images.
  • Fullscreen mode is not available for IE, Opera or Safari.
  • On mobile devices, the page behind the lightbox will scroll to the top.
  • iframe scrolling is not supported on mobile devices
  • Your server must support php so the social button function works properly.
  • When you share via Facebook, only the link to the listening box will be sent. Any images and titles that are being sent will be explicitly chosen by Facebook.
  • The Facebook "as" button is built to be a "similar / odd" button. The traditional Facebook comment box is not supported.
  • The graphics and icons are retina clear, photographs are not.
  • There is no support for older versions of jQuery, and there is no guarantee that this item will work in older versions of jQuery.
  • The WordPress version of this plugin can be purchased here.

JackBox Prerequisites

  • Experience with editing raw HTML
    If you use a WYSIWYG editor to build your websites, JackBox is not for you
  • A solid understanding of how a website directory hierarchy works.
  • Experience with an FTP program like Filezilla or CyberDuck


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Jaeho Park completed a Master in Fine Arts at the Hongik University in 1999, followed by a Master in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster in 2012. After working for many years as a university professor, designer and curator in South Korea.

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