FancyZoom Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Me1000, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006

    you may be aware of FancyZoom,

    If you have never seen it download it, and use it on all your websites! :D

    Panic uses it on their site (since they are the ones that developed it) and it is very similar to what Apple uses for some of the images on their site.

    However for the site I want to use it on they are asking $40. I cannot give the $40 they are asking at the moment so I was wondering what is out there that will mimic the functionality of FancyZoom which is free to use on all sites.

    I have used lightbox before however it doesnt have the clean interface that FancyZoom has. So anything like lightbox is out of the question.

    Any ideas?

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    What exactly do you mean by 'clean' interface? I find FancyZoom and Lightbox to be equally clean.
  3. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    lightbox has too much going on.

    for example there is a boarder around it all, with resizing animations everywhere, blacking out of the screen, etc...

    with FancyZoom there is just the image and a close button, it zooms the image in and adds a caption if needed (again very clean and readable) no extra animations or big boarders...

    yes I am aware that I can play with lightbox in order to pretty it up some, however I dont have the time or the patients right now to make it look like FancyZoom

    I finally ended on this

    I just took the JS and CSS files and included them in the page (since i am not running a WP blog) I wish it would do a little zoom animation like FacyZoom does, however this will do for now! :)

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