viewing a webpage in a lightbox

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Hi Guys,

Hope you can help me.

I was wondering if it is possible to have other pages on my site come up in a light-box effect when a user clicks on the link to that page and not load the page.

I think this would improve my site as it would take less time to load and would mean that users are not having to navigate to a lot of different pages and would keep them viewing my site for a longer period of time.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Robert

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wagdi replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
wagdi
robert1984 replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Wagdi,

thanks for this.....it does most of what i want it to do...but it won't allow a whole webpage to be viewed in a fancybox which is what i would like if it can be done.

also being able to use a text link rather than a picture would be a lot better too.

any ideas??
wagdi replied on at Permalink Reply
wagdi
Q: but it won't allow a whole webpage to be viewed in a fancybox..

A: Apologies.. I should've clarified that you'll need to select 'external URL' for the options to adjust lightbox dimensions.

Q: also being able to use a text link rather than a picture would be a lot better too.

A: As far as I know, there are options (using the wysiwyg editor) to open text links in a new window (you can adjust dimensions) but not using a light-box.

Another option would be to take a screenshot of the text in question and use that to launch the lightbox (with the 'fancy image links' add-on), use the 'Title caption' to display the required text to the user.

Here is an example ( http://bit.ly/LGH0x9 - click on the images at the bottom for a demo ), Hope it helps. Maybe someone with a better understanding can shed some light on this subject?
amartin replied on at Permalink Reply
Hello Robert, Have a look at this websitehttp://ashillvillagehall.co.uk
it seems to do what you are looking for.
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Hi,

Not sure I understand?

Content has to load regardless of where it comes from, unless it is maybe Flash or Ajax.

A 'lightbox' is a box, not a page. It will still have to be downloaded.
If a website is coded correctly using CSS there is no reason to try anything else?

CSS = Cascading Style Sheet, meaning once used, always used. So no reload and no wait. Only the content changes.

You could have hidden content that appears with a javascript or css call.

But if want instant, use Flash. But remember iPhones and iPads will not see your content.

Rather strange question?
robert1984 replied on at Permalink Reply
hi 55webdesign,

i have got exactly what i needed from the first reply to the post.....what i wanted was when i click on a link on my site to view another page on it i.e. on the home page click a link to view an article and then have that article appear in a lightbox/fancybox instead of navigatigating away from the home page!!

thanks for the reply though.

Robert
janwidmer replied on at Permalink Reply
janwidmer
Hi Robert,

Since I need the exaclty same feature as you needed, it would be interesting to see, how you solved that problem?

Regards Jan