Slimbox is a next generation Lightbox able to display images and iframes with totally customisible Mootools effects and CSS style. "Lightbox" was the original engine for the now famous effect that has spread like wildfire around the web over the past year or two, becoming the defacto Web 2.0 method of displaying images. However, as with most things, more efficient copies come along.
At only 30kb Slimbox is a much smaller download than than Lightbox which weights in at over 100Kb. Since JS tends not to be cached so well by browsers this offers genuine speed increases to users. In addition it is powered by Mootools effects, making it much more customisable than Lightbox. This mod also deals with the slow DOM load issue that caused images clicked to early to be loaded in a new page.
Props to: Christophe Beyls (http://www.digitalia.be/software/slimbox) for writing Slimbox, Yukio Arita (http://homepage.mac.com/yukikun/software/slimbox_ex/) for extending it to work with iframes and Alex Clarke for the original ZL plugin which inspired me to write this.
The mod contains a patch to make it compatible with Zen Lightbox. The patch is non-destructive (in the sense that it doesn't stop Zen Lightbox from working and if you have both this and Zen Lightbox installed and switched on Zen Lightbox overrides Slimbox).
-- I would appreciate it if a few people could try this out to see if it works ok. I have done a fair bit of testing, but maybe I forgot to put a file in the download or something. Since it is new it might be better to wait a week or two for people to try it out before loading it onto your main server; that will give me a chance to iron out any bugs that may show up.