How to do that Popup Effect where webpage in background fades into shadow or dark color overlay
Posted on 2008-06-20
It's that effect where you click on something and a popup window comes up, but not like a normal popup, the entire browser window and webpage in the background fades into this dark shadow and only the popup that came up appears bright and in focus. It's a really common effect, and i may have seen it on facebook or eBay recently, but I see it a lot with photos too, like in a gallery, you'll click a thumbnail and then the bigger picture comes up and the website in the background is covered in that shadow.
if anyone knows the name of this effect, what causes it, or can please link to some sites that have it, please share!