Photos of sale items in a gallery with description and link to buy item

(Mary Delton) #1

I have a new client that needs a website where there is a gallery of say Jewelry photos where you click on a photo and have it open up in a lightbox where there is a description of the item and a link to purchase the item. The added difficulty I see is that they want there to be 3 photos of each item showing the item from different views (front, back, etc). I am at a loss as to how to do this and would appreciate any suggestions.

The only thing that comes to my mind is to have a thumbnail photo showing just one view and have it open to show 2 or 3 views. Is there a way to do this? My only experience with photo galleries so far is to use Image slider, refined slide and weaverpix but I don’t think these will work.


(NeilUK) #2

Off the top of my head, Doobox’s Image Plus stack has a column that opens on clicking an image. As far as I can tell, you can then use any stacks in that column to insert other images and some text and a button.

(Mary Delton) #3

@NeilUK Thanks for that suggestion. I’ll take a look at that stack…sounds like it might be just what I need.

I was also looking at some of Elixir’s themes like Rustic where there is a Blog Entry Topper where you can add photos above the blog entry and was wondering if that might be a way to do it by linking the gallery photo to a blog entry (but not named blog entry).


(Mathew Mitchell) #4

You also may want to check out the very brand new SqeezeBox stack:

(Mary Delton) #5

@Mathew Thanks Mathew, I’ll check that one out too!

I love the way help is always available on this forum and only hope that I can reciprocate often.


(Gabrielle Vickery) #6

I used Topbox on my site here:
I made a stack with information on and a photo, and then when you click on each photo a new window pop us, you can have as many photos and text areas as you like, you just set them up in Topbox :slight_smile:

(Mary Delton) #7

Thank you for sharing your site. I really like it and I think it’s just what I need to do.


(Gabrielle Vickery) #8

Lovely jubbly. Good luck :slight_smile:

(Jonathan Spencer) #9

Nick Cates Light Page is designed just for that scenario.

(Bob Afifi) #11

Hi Mary,
Sounds like what you’re client wants is what Amazon does with their product images. I don’t know of any stacks that do that, but there are JavaScripts that can

(see last response in this StackOverflow thread)

(Stuart Marshall) #12

@instacks I’d be very keen to see that demo too.

(Jan Fuellemann) #13

I use Nick Cates Light Page as well. It is perfect for this case:

(Jannis from inStacks Software) #14

(Jannis from inStacks Software) #15

Check out:

(Mary Delton) #16

@SteveB I just looked at the @instacks demo of the Poster Stack and it also looks like what I want to do. Now I just have to decide which stack to buy and get going on the project.

Thanks for bringing this stack to my attention. There really is a lot of good stuff out there!