A touchable jQuery lightbox

What is Swipebox ?

Swipebox is a jQuery "lightbox" plugin for desktop, mobile and tablet.


  1. Swipe gestures for mobile
  2. Keyboard Navigation for desktop
  3. CSS transitions with jQuery fallback
  4. Retina support for UI icons
  5. Easy CSS customization


Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE8+, IOS4+, Android, windows phone.

Try it



Include jquery and the swipebox script in your head tags or right before your body closing tag.

<script src="lib/jquery-1.9.0.js"></script>
<script src="source/jquery.swipebox.min.js"></script>


Include the swipebox CSS style in your head tags.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="source/swipebox.css">


Use a specific class for your links and use the title attribute as caption.

<a href="big/image.jpg" class="swipebox" title="My Caption">
	<img src="small/image.jpg" alt="image">

Fire the plugin

Bind the swipebox behaviour on every link with the "swipebox" class.

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(function($) {

Need a couple of options?

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(function($) {
		useCSS : true, // false will force the use of jQuery for animations
		hideBarsDelay : 3000 // 0 to always show caption and action bar

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Photos by Daniele Zedda