jQuery Lightweight Responsive LightBox Plugin – fancyBox

jQuery lightbox script for displaying images, videos and more. Touch enabled, responsive and fully customizable. fancyBox is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize.


you will need to make sure the css and js files are on your server, and adjust the paths in the script and link tag. Make sure you also load the jQuery library.

<!-- Add jQuery library -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
<!-- Add mousewheel plugin (this is optional) -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="/fancybox/lib/jquery.mousewheel-3.0.6.pack.js"></script>
<!-- Add fancyBox -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/fancybox/source/jquery.fancybox.css?v=2.1.7" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="/fancybox/source/jquery.fancybox.pack.js?v=2.1.7"></script>
<!-- Optionally add helpers - button, thumbnail and/or media -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/fancybox/source/helpers/jquery.fancybox-buttons.css?v=1.0.5" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="/fancybox/source/helpers/jquery.fancybox-buttons.js?v=1.0.5"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/fancybox/source/helpers/jquery.fancybox-media.js?v=1.0.6"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/fancybox/source/helpers/jquery.fancybox-thumbs.css?v=1.0.7" type="text/css" media="screen" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="/fancybox/source/helpers/jquery.fancybox-thumbs.js?v=1.0.7"></script>


Create link elements whose href attributes will contain the path of the element you wish to open within the fancyBox.

<a class="fancybox" rel="group" href="big_image_1.jpg"><img src="small_image_1.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<a class="fancybox" rel="group" href="big_image_2.jpg"><img src="small_image_2.jpg" alt="" /></a>


Attach fancyBox when the document is loaded.

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {

Here are the list of properties which you can use to customise the plugin.

//Disable title helper
    helpers:  {
        title:  null
//Disable overlay helper
    helpers:  {
        overlay : null
//Change title position; show overlay after content has loaded
    helpers:  {
        title : {
            type : 'inside'
        overlay : {
            showEarly : false
//Enable thumbnail helper and set custom options
    helpers:  {
        thumbs : {
            width: 50,
            height: 50

See live demo and download source code.


This awesome script developed by fancyapps, Visit their official github repository for more information and follow for future updates.

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