Lightview is an innovative prototype lightbox that came from the brain of its author Nick Stakenburg. Lightview’s unique and elegant style combine to give an amazing presentation, which is uniquely lightview.
Lightview supports: Images, Image Sets, Inline Elements, Iframes, AJAX Content, Flash, Video
2: Fancy Zoom for Prototype
Fancy Zoom is a port of the original Fancy Zoom script so that it will run on the prototype framework. It has a flavor that is uniquely Fancy Zoom. Appearing to “Zoom” out from the associated content on the page, this script really brings your page alive.
Fancy Zoom Supports: Images, Image Sets, Inline Elements, Flash, Videos
LightWindow is one of the most advanced Prototype Lightbox scripts that I have used. With extensive support for different content types, LightWindow is a truly amazing script.
LightWindow Supports: Images, Image Sets, Inline Elements, Iframes, Ajax Content, Video, Flash
Litebox supports: Images, Image Sets
5: Lightbox 2
Lightbox 2 the latest revision of the grandaddy script that started it all, is a simple lightbox that focuses on displaying images, and does it well.
Topup supports: Images, Image Sets
Hoverbox is quite a unique script. Unlike most of the available prototype lightbox scripts, Hoverbox includes many additional features, like Tooltips, Movable Windows, Multiple Window Styles, Windows on Hover Over, and the traditional Modal Window.
tinyLightbox supports: Images, Image Sets, Inline Elements, Iframes, AJAX Content
7: Prototype Window
Prototype Window is another unique lightbox, unlike most other prototype lightboxes this script uses the Apple window style for it’s theme, and allows you to use it in the same manner, ie: Multiple Windows, Resizable, Shade (roll up) the window, Zoom to Full Screen, etc. The main question is with most of these other functions… does Prototype Window qualify as a lightbox? You Decide.
Thickbox supports: Images, Inline Elements, Iframes, AJAX Content
ModalBox is another unique prototype lightbox script. Instead of displaying content in the usual popup overlay box, ModalBox drops from the top of the page to grab the attention of your users. A very neat Lightbox clone.
Fancybox supports: AJAX Content
9: TinyBox 2
Tinybox 2 is a very quick and simple ajax script that focuses on AJAX content. What it lacks in extra features it makes up for in agility and lower overhead, less than 5K of additional load time.
Tinybox supports: Images, Inline Elements, Iframes, AJAX Content
Simplebox finishes up our list of Lightbox Clones with its amazingly simple design and ease of use. Weighing just a bit more than our last entry at 6.8K it is still amazingly small.
pirobox supports: Inline Elements
Prototype Lightbox Clones Top 10 Conclusion