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I'm looking for something that works like this:

The page is a 4x4 grid of icons (boxes with small pictures and a title). When someone clicks on one of them, an overlay gracefully is displayed with more info on that topic. The user then clicks an X in the upper-right corner or whatever to close.

I don't want a popup in the sense of opening a new web page.

Anyone seen something like this? Ideally, a jQuery or javascript component I can just plugin without having to write a bunch of code...looked around on CodeCanyon, etc. but didn't find anything.

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These are generally referred to as "modals" and there are numerous available libraries.

If using jQuery, you could look at jQuery-ui's dialog, SimpleModal (which I personally hate but seems to be popular), or just roll your own. There's plenty of options available out there.

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