View larger images on web site - which is better: Link to gallery files or lightbox?
18 Jun 2010 - 2:21am
3 years ago
We are discussing how to let users view larger images of an image posted on to an article. We are considering several options, but the fundamental question is about the basic behaviour:
Personally I quite like how this works in wordpress for example where an image by default links to the image file, so by clicking an image you open the image file in a separate browser window. However, as this is not become a "standard" yet, a lot of users either gets confused by this or does not understand that the image links directly. So we were thinking to use either a symbol / link to demonstrate to users that you can in fact click the image to view a larger version.
The other suggestion was also to use a lightbox type box that overlays the site for showing a larger version of the image.
Does anyone have thoughts on what works best or have links to good examples?