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Today I saw that Facebook has changed again it's gallery viewer but in my opinion it is still not the best!

  • too slow
  • too gray
  • hard to distinguish from bakcground

I have seen many, much more convenient solutions in Wordpress... for example: enter image description here

What do you think which are the best Gallery Viewer plugins from UX point of view? Why?

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What do you mean by "plugins"? Scripts for web apps? –  Rahul May 23 '11 at 13:34
    
Hi Roland, I wonder if there's a better way to phrase this question so it's more focused on the why. See the StackExchange blog post on shopping recommendations. –  Patrick McElhaney May 23 '11 at 14:08
    
In my opinion lightboxes are misused a lot, a lightbox should be used to view a gallery of images. When a user intends to see an image it should not use a lightbox to view it. It interrupts the experience and the users flow. –  jonshariat May 23 '11 at 16:23
    
Lightbox has usability issues. Check out this question to see why. So discussing which one is better is relatively pointless. –  Denzo May 23 '11 at 22:07
    
@Rahul for example wordpress plug-ins (so plug-ins for a CMS) –  Roland Pokornyik May 24 '11 at 12:32

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I'm not sure if this question really belongs here but I'll answer anyway:

For the kind of gallery you're referring to (overlay), I like Fancybox. It looks nice with standard settings, is customizable and easy to use (I've never done any user testing with it though). But I don't think there's any general solution - it really depends on your requirements.

And here's a collection with tons of galleries: 57+ Free Image Gallery, Slideshow And Lightbox Solutions

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