Considering the fact that we’re in 2009, and not 1995, delivering pictures on your website in a nice outfit is one of those things you shouldn’t miss. After all, with tools like ColorBox around, adding frames or slideshows becomes a real pleasure, so why not go for it?
The idea behind ColorBox is very simple – you have a 9KB worth of JavaScript code jQuery plugin that’s highly customizable and very easy to use, and you allow it to help you add single photos, photo groups, create slideshows, iframed or AJAX content, all by adding a few words to your existing code.

Even more, ColorBox preloads background images to avoid flash of unstyled content when loaded for the first time, while upcoming images in a photo group can also be preloaded.

Released under the terms of the MIT license, ColorBox generates W3C valid XHTML and CSS code, so everything looks more than fine from my point of view. If you see things different, don’t hesitate to drop a comment below, all right? That’s it, folks! 😉

Compatibility: according to the official page, ColorBox has been tested in Firefox 2 & 3, Safari 3 & 4, Opera 9, Chrome, Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8

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