[Ads-l] lightbox

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 12 04:19:47 UTC 2019

I think that’s the same as described at https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/build-a-picture-light-box <https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/build-a-picture-light-box>. I found it by Googling for “picture lightboxes.” BB

> On 11 Dec 2019, at 11:07, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> A web search for "lightbox" finds a number of websites that give
> approximately the same definition: a unit providing a lighted screen for
> viewing slides or transparencies or negatives. There is another sense that
> I found at a single manufacturer's website. It refers to a kind of object I
> have seen in many places, and I can only suppose that the term is in common
> usage among advertisers and their clients:
> https://www.lightboxes.com/
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> There are large ones, circa four or 5 feet high by three or 4 feet wide, at
> many bus stop rain shelters here in Philadelphia. There are smaller ones
> for displaying a transparency of something like a movie poster or a
> portrait, etc. See the examples on that↑manufacturer's website.
> Mark Mandel
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 11:13 AM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> While the OED and Merriam-Webster have “light box” as a device for
>> providing light on a surface, neither has the meaning of the popup used on
>> webpages that dim the background to highlight the popup content. Wiktionary
>> (<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lightbox>) provides: (Internet) A kind
>> of pop-up that is overlaid across a web page while the rest of the content
>> is dimmed.
>> Wikipedia (<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightbox_(JavaScript)> ) says
>> that “Lightbox” is a JavaScript library. I do not know if all lightboxes
>> utilize that library, but the term is common enough in web development and
>> is certainly commonly encountered by web users even if they don’t know what
>> they are called:
>> (<https://graygrids.com/jquery-javascript-lightbox-image-gallery-plugins/
>>> )
>> (<https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/responsive-lightbox-library/>)
>> (<
>> https://www.codexcoder.com/best-lightbox-based-free-plugins-for-front-end-development/
>>> )

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