I’m looking for a way to launch a whole image gallery from a single little icon. To be clear, the launching button is an image that is NOT in the slide show. It’s a tiny icon. So far I’ve found two ways to do this, but neither is ideal. Maybe there is a better stack out there I’m missing? Here’s how I’ve managed to make it kind of work so far.
- Using a Big White Duck Limelight, I can use an image as a Lightbox launcher. This works but (as the developer says) it isn’t a great lightbox for just images. I mean, it works so maybe this is the answer.
- Using a Foundry Pop-up Gallery has some advantages since it will batch import images from the server (a big plus) and looks lovely. But you have to cheat it to make it launch from a distinct tiny icon. To do that you turn off the thumbnail animation so it only shows one, then you pretend that the thumbnail for the first image is the trigger image you want. The problems here are twofold. It feels like a shoehorning and thus maybe not a good idea. Also, there’s a drop shadow I can’t seem to get rid of around the thumbnail icon. This shadow messes up the style and I can’t seem to get rid of it.
Anyone have a different, more clever, solution?