CSS Grid Image Gallery with Pure JavaScript Lightbox

CSS Grid Image Gallery with Pure JavaScript Lightbox
Code Snippet:HES Gallery
Author: Artur Mędrygał
Published: January 19, 2024
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Downloads: 6,476
License: MIT
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The HesGallery is a responsive, cross-platform, customizable, and dependency-free CSS grid powered image gallery plugin. It uses pure CSS and JavaScript to arrange your photos in a justified (responsive) grid layout.
When the user clicks on a single image, it shows in the lightbox. Users can slide the next and the previous image with buttons available in a lightbox.

Main Features

  • Fully responsive and mobile-friendly.
  • Keyboard navigation supported.
  • No need for an external library.
  • Animated popup lightbox to show images on click.
  • Display photo caption and counting for photos. (Such as “1/5”)
  • Close, next and previous buttons.

How to Build CSS Grid Image Gallery

1. First of all load Hes Gallery CSS and JavaScript file into your HTML document’s head tag.

<!-- Hes Gallery CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="src/hes-gallery.css">

<!-- Hes Gallery Js -->
<script src="src/hes-gallery.js"></script>

2. Now, create a basic markup for the gallery and put your image links into it.

<div class="hes-gallery" data-wrap="true" data-img-count="true">
            <img src="img/uno.jpeg" alt="image1" data-subtext="kociak" data-alt="kociak">
            <img src="img/dos.jpeg" alt="image2" data-subtext="Kolejny kociak">
            <img src="img/tres.jpeg" alt="image3" data-subtext="Trzeci kociak ^^" >
            <img src="img/cuatro.jpeg" alt="image4" data-subtext="Leci czwart" data-alt="co jeest" >
            <img src="img/cinto.jpeg" alt="image5" data-subtext="Daleeeej" >
            <img src="img/seis.jpeg" alt="image6" data-subtext="Kozaaak" >
            <img src="img/siete.jpeg" alt="image7" data-subtext="Slodziaaaaak" >
            <img src="img/ocho.jpeg" alt="image8" data-subtext="Ostatni kociak :/" >

3. Finally initialize the plugin to activate the gallery.




4. If you want to customize this gallery plugin, you can use HesGallery.setOptions() function to pass custom values in configure options.

    wrapAround: true,
    disableScrolling: true

Advanced Configuration Options for Hes Gallery

The following are some advanced configuration options to create/customize “Hes Gallery”.

Option Description, Default, Type
wrapAround This option lets create a loop on gallery images (start the first photo after reaching the last). Default: false, Type: Boolean.
true to enable.

   wrapAround: false,
showImageCount Show the number of the current images in the lightbox (like “1/6”). Default: true, Type: Boolean
false to disable.

   showImageCount: false,
disableScrolling Enable/disable window scrolling while the lightbox opens in the gallery. Default: false, Type: Boolean.

   disableScrolling: true,
animations Decide whether to show the animated popup for lightbox. Default: true, Type: Boolean.

   animations: true,
keyboardControl It Lets users control/slide images with keyboard arrow keys. Default: true, Type: Boolean.

   keyboardControl: true,
minResolution The minimum screen width (in px) for which the gallery will work. Default: 0, Type: Number.

   minResolution: 0,

That’s all! hopefully, you have successfully created a grid image gallery. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment below.

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