Modalbox comparison

Feature Overview

Module I GI IS HC IC V MS
Lightbox2 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
jQuery Lightbox YES YES NO NO NO NO NO
Thickbox YES YES NO YES1 YES NO2 YES
Shadowbox YES YES YES YES YES YES YES3
Greybox Redux YES NO NO YES NO NO NO
I  = Images
GI = Grouped Images
IS = Image Slide show
HC = HTML Content
IC = Inline Content
V  = Videos
MS = Multilingual Support

Notes:

  1. Thickbox: the documentation says it supports HTML content via the use of iframes. While I managed to get this to work with some sites, it didn’t work with others including google.com. I believe this is because of the addition of GET parameters to the url.
  2. Thickbox: in theory it should be possible to view videos in a thickbox, but it’s not enough to just provide it with a link to a video. It works quite nicely with Embedded Media Field videos though where the emfield module creates the embed object and inserts it into thickbox’s iframe.
  3. Shadowbox: multilingual support is available in the 5.x-1.0 version. 5.x-2.0 moves language support from the module to Shadowbox itself and proper options will be added to allow translation in the near future. Multi-lingual support will be added to the 6.x-1.x-dev version when it has a full release.

For reference, “grouped images” means that you can group images together and manually navigate between them using “next” and “previous” buttons. A “slideshow” means it’s possible to group images together and have the browser automatically traverse through them without clicking any buttons, usually accompanied by a play/pause feature. “Video” support means either that they can display flash content in the lightbox or video in a player within the lightbox.

Source: drupal.org

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