Hey everyone i tried reading about small tutorials from user interfaces of creating a portfolio lightbox page. Although are they a way where you can create a lightbox page for your portfolio site from scratch. without having to donate to other users and without having to use dreamweaver widgets. i think it is the be best for me at least. i like to learn how to create a lightbox page for my portfolio web page from scratch. Please let me know if its possible how?!
Just download a script and implement then.
Fancybox - http://fancyapps.com/fancybox/
Lightbox - http://lokeshdhakar.com/projects/lightbox2/
Fancybox is a little more advanced because it's still actively developed. It's only a paid solution if you are using it for commercial use. Instructions are pretty straightforward too.
Yes I'm just tired of seeing that you have to pay for other users to use
their tools. I prefer to create from scratch I don't have that kind of money
to keep spending other widgets. I need to learn how to create my own scripts
such as learning the items you are suggesting, so I need to find a book from
barnes and nobles to learn how to practice them. Any suggestions rather then
looking online for tutorials, I don't want to pay I rather learn everything
my self from scratch
If you're willing to put in the time and effort to learn, that's fine. However, I remember being in a similar situation about 10 years ago. I didn't want to pay for someone else's script, and wasted three days trying to build a menu that took me only a few minutes once I finally decided to fork out the price being asked.
I have, and it's quite good. It continues McFarland's conversational and semi-folksy attitude combined with his dry humor and is quite readable.
What David says is very true, one must measure the amount of time required with the benefits gained, and seriously think about any 'hidden' costs involved.
As an example I am currently writing a css animations driven 3d carousel for images and 'static' svg, which when an image/svg is click upon from the carousel it opens a larger image or an animated svg in a lightbox, (also css animations driven) but so far I have spent over 24hrs on the projects. So if this was for a small budget 'time limited' commercial project, it would not be cost effective, and I should simply use one of the many scripts available for free, (most jQuery or even Spry lightboxes are free).
So why am I doing this?
Easy, I gain experience in working with css animations, develop best practices, and can explore fall-back solutions for none supporting css animation browsers, (or just 'dump' them, because as it is mainly for svg I have the option). I will also have a working best solution for mobile/tablet devices once it is finished, (estimated time required = approx another 40hrs) and it is what I have been asked to do.
But would you, (or anyone else) be willing to spend one and a half weeks, developing, testing and debugging, in not just desktop browsers but in 3 or 4 different tablet devices, (add the cost of these to your time) for nothing?
Yes im willing to, i tried today barnes and nobles, i guess im going to start from scratch by looking up beginners tutorials, that are free as i google them, none that you have pay for or donate lol , just something that i can learn from by understanding java script and building my knowledge from there so i can create my own from scratch later on in the future anyways.
Thank you for the suggestions ill keep them in mind!
i guess im going to start from scratch by looking up beginners tutorials, that are free as i google them, none that you have pay for or donate lol ,
Maybe I'm oversensitive to this sort of comment because I make my living by writing books and teaching web development professionally.
Even if you're not currently working, I'm sure you'll expect to be paid for what you do. So why begrudge paying others for their hard work?