Dimming Website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by scamit, May 29, 2007.

  1. scamit macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2006

    I have seen many websites where when you click on a link, or mostly, a photo, the website/photo will open up in sort of like a new window within the webpage and the background will become dim. How does one go about doing that? Does it require flash? I think i have seen it on webpages without flash, or maybe I have been mistaken.

    Thanks A lot!
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I would just overlay a new layer onto the website, with some opacity. This would probably give the effect you're looking for.
  3. scamit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2006
    Im sorry, but I a newbie at this. How would I do that? Is there a tutorial I can follow?


  4. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007
    I know what you're talking about. It's a program, I can't remember its name though at the moment. Someone will be along shortly to name it I'm sure.
  5. unbalanced macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2007
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  7. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
  8. scamit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2006
    Ibox was exactly what I was looking for. God it was so easy to use even for a newbie. Everyone is so quick to respond, I really appreciate the help.

    I got my first Mac (iMac 20 inch) last November, and ever since then, whenever I have needed help, I have found the Mac community to be much more willing to help out, be it online on a message board or a few folks at work who have a Mac as well. They just seem happier to help out, Mac users definitely seem happier! Thanks a lot everyone.
  9. scamit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2006
    Alright guys, ran into some problem. So i setup the iBox and it works great to load an simple html webpage in overlay, it dims the background and all. The only problem is, the html page I am loading has an embedded flash gallery, I am using Simpleviewer. When I click on the link, the page comes up, but its the default page saying you dont have flash installed, and you need to download flash player. When I open that particular page independently, it runs the simpleviewer flash webpage without a hitch. I first thought it might be because of the width and height of the overlay, but i corrected that and same problem. Any ideas??!

  10. Halcyon macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    Scamit...my advice is to stick with Lightbox. I've been using it for quite a while and is simple and efficient.

    AFAIR, iBox works with Flash...correct me if I'm wrong :)


    Edit - Stand Corrected NO Flash.

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