ColorBox – Lightweight Customizable jQuery Lightbox

ColorBox is a Lightbox plugin for jQuery that you can easily customize to compliment the style of your website. It is only 9KB and supports photos, photo groups, slideshow, AJAX, inline, and iframe content.

ColorBox is completely unobtrusive, and has been tested in Firefox 2 & 3, Safari 3 & 4, Opera 9, Chrome, Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8.  Several options have been provided so that you can control various features easily. Public methods and event hooks are provided for developers who want to add additional functionality.


  • Appearance is completely controlled through CSS so users can restyle the box.
  • Behavior settings can be over-written without altering the ColorBox JavaScript file.
  • Completely unobtrusive, requires no changes to existing HTML.
  • Preloads background images to avoid flickering on first use.
  • Can preload upcoming images in a photo group.
  • Written in jQuery plugin format and can be chained with other jQuery commands.

Developed by Jack Moore; This jQuery Plugin is available for download under MIT Licenses.  You can find further information, demos & download on ColorBox Website.

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One Response to “ColorBox – Lightweight Customizable jQuery Lightbox”
  1. matthew flynn says:

    this doesnt seem to be compatible with interface.js. just a note.

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