Create an image gallery

In part one of this three-part online portfolio tutorial, you created a simple slideshow or carousel that enabled you to flick through your individual pieces of work. While this would be perfectly adequate for a small design portfolio, if you have a large number of images to display, this could become a pretty tedious way to flick through the images from start to finish.

In this second instalment, I'll show you a way to view all the images in your collection together as thumbnail images in a kind of virtual lightbox. This lightbox will allow the user to instantly see the range of your work and will act as a home page for your collection. In addition, here you'll be adding a couple of finishing touches - a loading bar to display in-between slides and a captioning system that enables you to include essential information about each image you present.

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