Shadowbox Alternatives

    Shadowbox is described as 'web-based media viewer application that supports all of the webs most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable' and is an website in the Development category. There are six alternatives to Shadowbox, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, JavaScript, Wordpress and Node.JS. The best alternative is Fancybox, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Shadowbox are Magnific Popup (Free, Open Source), Lightbox 2 (Free, Open Source), Featherlight.js (Free, Open Source) and frescoJS (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 8, 2018

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style "lightbox" that floats overtop of web page. It was built using the jQuery library.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • JavaScript
      • GitHub
      Magnific Popup is a responsive lightbox & dialog script with focus on performance and providing best experience for user with any device (for jQuery or Zepto.js).


    1. Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. Its a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Chrome OS
      • Self-Hosted
      • Wordpress
      • Node.JS
      • jQuery
      Featherlight is a very lightweight jQuery lightbox plugin. It's simple yet flexible and easy to use. Featherlight has minimal css and uses no inline styles, it offers image, ajax and iframe support out of the box.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Create stunning overlays that work great at any screensize, in all browsers on every device. Fresco is a beautiful responsive lightbox. It can be used to create stunning overlays that work great at any screen size, in all browsers on every device.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      ColorBox: light-weight, customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery 1.3 & 1.4
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