* MooTools (requires 1.2 Core)
* Dojo Toolkit
* Yahoo! User Interface Library (requires yahoo-dom-event.js)
* Ext (requires ext-core.js)
Shadowbox supports many different media formats via the Flash, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player browser plugins. Windows media files are supported on the Mac via the Flip4Mac QuickTime plugin.
Shadowbox includes many front-end languages such as Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German (Swiss), German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional).
The simplest way to tell Shadowbox which links you want it to open is to add a rel="shadowbox" (or rel="lightbox") attribute to each link. See the documentation for full usage instructions.
The only way it work for me it is with option "Base Adapter" ... with any other options it do not works...
Only with option "Prototype" it do not conflicts with my Joomgallery Slimbox popups of images ... with any other option the Joomgallery opens the images twice ...
Wery strange behavior ... i had try everything to avoid the conflict, but could not figure it out ...
Installed, read couple lines of tutorial and done. My gallery looks cool, minimalistic and stylish.
Its so easy to open any content, external images, any media in a simple and professional looking popup now.
My search has ended, i am in peace.
Try turning off Customise & Compress as that will use the original Shadowbox files (http://shadowbox-js.com) which do defiantly support FLV.
I can hardcode shadowbox but this plugin is so easy and flexible that i used this instead.
If you have issues, change the settings. Try to disable the JS Compression in plugin settings. Check for Other plugins and JS conflicts. Mine worked perfectly without having to touch anything.
And if you want to speed up the loading. Enable the built in "Customise & Compress" and Select "MooTools" as Adapter.
gosh... it took me more time to review this plugin than setting it up. But it worth it. Thanks again for that great plugin!
Only a few pages of my site use shadowbox/lightbox, so for performance reasons it would be great if the plugin could be set to only run on those pages (either detect the rel tag or have an inclusion/exclusion filter for menuitem, category or section. Please consider this functionality for a future release.
First of all, it's entirely markup dependent. There is no control panel. It works behind the scenes, and you have to call it up with code.
If you want an interface that your users can access and use, forget this.
Personally, I can already embed just about anything I want to using code, and don't need this to do so.
The upside is, it appears that this can be installed on any web site, not just Joomla, which is cool, but most extensions listed on Joomla.org are designed for ease of use, minimal code writing, and the ability to allow front end users to easily figure them out and use themselves.
This does not fall into that category.
As a joomla "extension" it fails in my book.
Just to clarify for other potential users, you will have to manually add rel="shadowbox" to any link you want to open in a Shadowbox, it will not do this for you.
More info on it's usage can be found here:
I have a question. Is it possible, on two language site, shadowbox to apear on two language. On english pages-english language, on serbian page-serbian language? (prew, next, pause...). It would be great if we could add for example language="en" and language="sr" in html.
Thanks again and best with your work!
But one Question: where can I change the background-color from the shadowbox (black at the moment to white)??? Tried many things but nothing worked!!
You can change the background colour (and opacity) in the plugin parameters. It requires a hex code so make sure you include the # before (eg. #FFFFFF for white).