Upside to Using a LightBox Plug-in
A LightBox Plug-in on your page will professionally display images, mp3, mp4, f4v, .mov files, Flash, YouTube videos, Vimeo, and Viddler videos. You can embed videos anywhere on the site easily with the LightBox Plug-in. The videos embedded will take up less space on the landing page no matter what the dimensions of the video are. LightBox also gives a sales page a professional appearance with its stunning effects. The plugin also allows you to embed media by using anchor texts and images, group media files, load other HTML pages from your site and even embed PDF files. Some LightBox plugins are free. The free plugins have many useful features and meet the needs of some novice web designers. For professional web designers who will use the product frequently a more advanced plugin is preferred. For many web designers it is actually more beneficial to not use a plugin at all and simply put in the LightBox code themselves so that they can customize it to their specific needs. Numerous web designers are opting to use CSS LightBox to handle the media on their site.
Downside to Using CSS-Only LightBox to Handle Media
This post is written by John Lewis and he works at PriceCollate as a writer.