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v2.x - Maintenance Mode
No new features are being worked on for v2.x.
v3.0 - In Brainstorming Phase
Not planned for v3.0 The goal of this script from it's beginnings till today is to to provide a better image viewing experience.
Interactions - Add touch gesture support. - Exploring using tilt gesture on mobile devices with extra-wide images. - If user attempts to go forward when at end of image set, animation (shake?) indicating the end or option to close Lightbox. - Make sure right-click/long pressing works to access the image's context menu.
Layout - Allow vertical centering. - Update sizing on window resize. - Should the dev be able to choose the position of the caption, close button, and nav controls? - Optimize layout for mobile. - Optimize layout for screens of varying densities. - Should the close button still live in the bottom right corner?
Animations - Evaluate start, end, and transition animations. - Rewrite animations for performance and flexibility.
Assets - Use inline SVG for UI elements.
Caching - Review if and how images should be preloaded
Error Handling - What happens when an image url is incorrect? - What happens when an image takes too long to load?
Accessibility - Should opening lightbox update the url? and should this url be parsed on page load to show Lightbox automatically? - Review alt attributes. - Review ARIA roles. - Review constrast ratios. - Review keyboard input and tabbing. - Review click/touch target size. - Test with screen reader.
API - Do not initialize automatically and allow multiple instances. - Add event handlers. - Allow setting options on the fly. - Allow the setting of options from HTML? - Evaluate preloading and caching. - Allow placement inside of a specified element? Orig feature requester was dealing with iframe.
Dependencies - Drop jQuery requirement.