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Shadowbox Media Viewer Plugin

Shadowbox is an online media viewer application that supports all of the web's most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customisable. Using Shadowbox, website authors can showcase a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navigating users away from the linking page.

Although Shadowbox can be used in standalone mode, it's just as easy to use Shadowbox with your JavaScript library of choice for a given project. Shadowbox comes bundled with adapters for the following JavaScript frameworks:

* Prototype
* jQuery
* 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.

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Reviews: 4
Easy to setup, worked better for me than ninja shadowbox. Good work!
Reviews: 1
Fairly good and easy product to use. Works out of box, as long as you don't have any IE6 users. The 3.0 beta version has no issues with IE6 but the RC1 version bombs IE6 with an operation aborted. RC1 will load with IE6 if J! core is set to no SEF. RC1 will work with some other SEF products active in J! with the core SEF plugin so I am guessing its a pathing translation problem.

Since 3.0.2 shadowbox.js is out hopefully they are working on their new version getting the IE6 issue fixed. Unfortunately there are still IE6 users out there.

Other than this issue, I like the ease of use and the inline override/configuration options. This is the first shadowbox plugin that allowed me to 'drag' a very large picture rather than shrinking it making it unreadable. Can't wait to the GA version (but it need to work with all browsers)!!
Owner's reply

Upgraded to v3.0.3 which should fix IE6 problems.

Reviews: 4
It took less than 5 minutes to download, install the plugin, customize and set up my images. Thank you so much for such a powerful solution for my galleries.
Reviews: 5
After Having problems with yooeffect, rokbox, and others, I went looking for a new 'effect' plugin...

This is fantastic. Specifically, works well and has the option for various js (adapters) and the overlay is such a great touch - can match website colors

great job!
Reviews: 4
Being lazy at heart I like the fact that I can easily add shadow box to my existing images with just a bit of copying and pasting.
Reviews: 1
I have used shadows.js before so this is very easy for me to pick it up in joomla.
This is wondeful tools and gives the users freedom to modify it.
This is the most simple gallery module I've ever seen.

However the it is not easy for the user who don't know the HTML to use and it takes times for adding lots of pictures.

Another question if I enable the module, I found it will load the .js and .css files when I open the index pages. Have you tested how large it will be for I don't want to my index page become slow.
Reviews: 1
Super cool and super easy!
Reviews: 1
i test many shadowbox plugin and must of them have problem with FLV player but in this plugin !!

just copy mediaplayer to libraries and it`s done !!

thanks for everything
Reviews: 1
Simply perfect! To be honest, its the first plugin i see capable to load wmv files without bugs, restrictions or any kind of problems.

Nice job ;)
Reviews: 2
This plugin is great. For the last two weeks I have a problem using shadowbox because of a conflict with a greybox library. This plugin doesn't conflict with my greybox library and I can use them both together! Awesome work.
Reviews: 1
This is a very powerful and helpful plugin
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