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.


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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