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Content Summary

jKit Button

If you like jKit, use and want to support the project, here’s a small button you can use to link to the jKit website.

Btw, if you did something really nice with jKit, send us a link to your work and if we like it, we would sure love to feature it.

Lightbox command

Open images, or html documents in a lightbox or modal window.

Basic Usage (HTML)


Advanced Init (JavaScript)

$('#myelement').jKit('lightbox', { 'group': 'myalbum' });


speedInt or “fast”, “slow” (Milliseconds)500The duration of the animation in milliseconds, bigger = slower.
opacityFloat0.7The final opacity of the overlay layer
clearanceInt (Pixels)200The minimum clearance around the image in pixels
closerHTMLxThe HTML for the closing button
nextHTML>The HTML for the next button
prevHTML<The HTML for the prev button
modal“yes” or “no”noDo you want to use the lightbox as a modal overlay?
widthInt (Pixels)The width of the image in case you don’t want to autoscale the image
heightInt (Pixels)The height of the image in case you don’t want to autoscale the image
titleHeightInt (Pixels)20The height of the title bar
groupStringIf this image is part of a group or gallery, add the group identifier


clickedTriggered whenever the lightbox is being opened


Various Examples:

All the different uses of a lightbox in one example:

<a href="../img/sky.jpg" data-jkit="[lightbox:group=images]" title="Paragliders in the sky">Open image</a>     
<a href="../img/oversized.jpg" data-jkit="[lightbox:group=images]" title="Beautiful!">Oversized image</a>     
<a href="../img/square.jpg" data-jkit="[lightbox:group=images]" title="Watermelons, square!">Open square image</a>     
<a href="" data-jkit="[lightbox]" title="Reddit: The social news platform">Open website (iFrame)</a>     
<a href="../stuff/modal.html" data-jkit="[lightbox:modal=yes;width=500px;height=300px]">Modal dialog (iFrame)</a>

Direct from image:

You can use the lightbox without links, just with images, if needed:

<img src="../img/sky.jpg" data-jkit="[lightbox]" title="Paragliders in the sky" width="50" height="50" style="cursor:pointer;cursor:hand">

Example CSS

div#jkit-lightbox-bg {
	display: none;
	position: fixed;
	left: 0px;
	top: 0px;
	z-index: 10000;
	width: 100%;
	height: 100%;
	background: #000;
div#jkit-lightbox-content {
	display: none;
    position: fixed;
    border: none;
    left: 10%;
    top: 100px;
    z-index: 10001;
    background: #fff;
    padding: 10px;
    -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch;
div#jkit-lightbox-title {
	display: none;
	position: fixed;
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 12px;
	font-weight: bold;
	height: 20px;
	left: 0px;
	top: 0px;
	z-index: 10002;
	text-align: left;
div#jkit-lightbox-nav {
	display: none;
	position: fixed;
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 12px;
	font-weight: bold;
	height: 20px;
	left: 0px;
	top: 0px;
	z-index: 10003;
	text-align: right;
	width: 50px;
	cursor: pointer;
	cursor: hand;
span#jkit-lightbox-nav-next {
	margin-right: 20px;
span#jkit-lightbox-nav-prev {
	margin-right: 10px;


There are currently no replacements for this command.

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