Little Help with some jQuery Overlay

Posted on 2010-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Been banging my head on this problem for a little while and it's getting late hopefully someone will see what is wrong with the code.  I am using jQuery to have a vertical scroll box of images which fill a div to the left of it on mouseover.  All of this part of the code works fine.  I am trying to implement a lightbox type effect using the jQuery function overlay.  This seems to work great so long as I do not use javascript to switch which file is loaded.  If I use the javascript I currently have to switch the images, the images themselves do appear however the close button never appears in the upper right corner as it should.  I have tried a few different things to no affect.
The image code which works currently can be found on line 129.  What I want is to comment that out and use the js function "setImage" (currently set to "ssetImage" to allow the working code to run properly on line 147.
Hope someone can tell me what I am doing wrong here...  Thanks in advance!
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">



        <title>Image Scroller</title>

        <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

        <script type="text/javascript" src="thumbnailviewer.js"></script>

        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">


            /* the overlayed element */

            .simple_overlay {

                /* must be initially hidden */


                /* place overlay on top of other elements */


                /* styling */




                border:1px solid #666;

                /* CSS3 styling for latest browsers */

                -moz-box-shadow:0 0 90px 5px #000;

                -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 90px #000;


            /* close button positioned on upper right corner */

            .simple_overlay .close {









            /* styling for elements inside overlay */

            .details {








            .details h3 {



                margin:0 0 -10px 0;





        <div id="container">

            <div id="actions">

                <a class="prev">&laquo; Back</a>

                <a class="next">More pictures &raquo;</a>


            <div id="loadarea" style="margin:0 auto;">


            <!-- root element for scrollable -->

            <div class="scrollable vertical">

                <!-- root element for the items -->

                <div class="items">

                    <!-- Page 1 -->


                        <!-- Item 1 -->

                        <div class="item">

                            <a href="/fma/img/1.jpg" rel="enlargeimage" rev="targetdiv:loadarea,trigger:mouseover,preload:yes,fx:fade">

                                <img class="thumbnail" src="img/1.jpg" rel=".simple_overlay" alt="Image 1" onclick="setImage(1)">


                            <h3>Image Title 1</h3>


                        <!-- Item 2 -->

                        <div class="item">

                            <a href="/fma/img/2.jpg" rel="enlargeimage" rev="targetdiv:loadarea,trigger:mouseover,preload:yes,fx:fade">

                                <img class="thumbnail" src="img/2.jpg" rel=".simple_overlay" alt="Image 2" onclick="setImage(2)">


                            <h3>Image Title 2</h3>


                        <!-- Item 3 -->

                        <div class="item">

                            <a href="/fma/img/3.jpg" rel="enlargeimage" rev="targetdiv:loadarea,trigger:mouseover,preload:yes,fx:fade">

                                <img class="thumbnail" src="img/3.jpg" rel=".simple_overlay" alt="Image 3" onclick="setImage(3)">


                            <h3>Image Title 3</h3>


                    </div> <!-- End of Page 1 -->

                    <div><!-- Page 2 Starts here -->

                        <!-- Page 2 -->


                            <!-- Item 4 -->

                            <div class="item">

                                <a href="/fma/img/4.jpg" rel="enlargeimage" rev="targetdiv:loadarea,trigger:mouseover,preload:yes,fx:fade">

                                    <img class="thumbnail" src="img/4.jpg" rel=".simple_overlay" alt="Image 4" onclick="setImage(4)">


                                <h3>Image Title 4</h3>


                            <!-- Item 5 -->

                            <div class="item">

                                <a href="/fma/img/5.jpg" rel="enlargeimage" rev="targetdiv:loadarea,trigger:mouseover,preload:yes,fx:fade">

                                    <img class="thumbnail" src="img/5.jpg" rel=".simple_overlay" alt="Image 5" onclick="setImage(5)">


                                <h3>Image Title 5</h3>


                            <!-- Item 6 -->

                            <div class="item">

                                <a href="/fma/img/6.jpg" rel="enlargeimage" rev="targetdiv:loadarea,trigger:mouseover,preload:yes,fx:fade">

                                    <img class="thumbnail" src="img/6.jpg" rel=".simple_overlay" alt="Image 6" onclick="setImage(6)">


                                <h3>Image Title 6</h3>


                        </div> <!-- End of Page 2 -->





        <!-- first overlay. id attribute matches our selector -->

        <div class="simple_overlay" id="overlayInsert">

            <!-- large image -->

            <img src="/fma/img/1.jpg" />

            <!-- image details 

            <div class="details">


                <h4>Sub Title</h4>

                <p>The content ...</p>



        <script type="text/javascript">

            // execute your scripts when DOM is ready. this is a good habit

            jQuery(document).ready(function() {

                //set the overlay for imgs with rel matching id/class


                // initialize scrollable with mousewheel support

                jQuery(".scrollable").scrollable({ vertical: true, mousewheel: true });


            function ssetImage(img){

                imgOverlay = document.getElementById("overlayInsert");

                imgOverlay.innerHTML = ("<img src=\"img/"+img+".jpg\">");





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Question by:PhillipsPlastics
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can you post an example url?

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Here's it working with a single image for the overlay:
Working Model

Here's it working with multiple images but without a close button:

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ID: 34179818
Solved my problem.

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