Less? Seems more intrusive to me.
My eyes were focusing on the center of the page for 3 seconds when I launched it.
I won't use this.
i dig. I'd try putting the close "X" in the top right corner, 1 because it would stay in the same place, no matter the size of the image ( a sort of 2nd level Fitt's law? where if the object stays in place it's easier to click?), and 2 because that's the standard place to put a close button for a lightbox.
There may be a good reason not to do this, but it'd be worth a shot.
I think you're onto something with the photo lightbox, I would consider using it if it was the right match for the project. But never for a video. Just seems so wrong to have a video not symmetrical on the page. The photo not so much because some photos are just for glancing, but whereas a video is a focal point, just seems wrong.
I'd love to push the page on the left and stretch it on 1/3 of the screen. Maybe I'll fork this :)
More than this good job: it looks super clean.
I think this is great. No real reason other than it feels fresh and different to me.
I'm always interested to see new lightbox solutions but while this is interesting I just don't think this would lure me away from Colorbox.
I like this very much. Not sure what I would use this for yet though.
I don't like lightboxes in general, but I think this is much better than the alternatives.
It's probably a personal preference thing, but I'd need the overlay to come from the left, not the right. Coming from the right, abutting the scrollbar, feels very wrong. It also puts the X on the left, which, though we're all used to it on OS X, still feels totally weird on a webpage. Especially since I'm used to just Cmd + W/Qing my way out of every window.
Kinda nice to see some play in this space, though. Full-bleed images aren't exactly pushing screen layouts forward.