I'm putting some finishing touches on my website, which is flashed based. I'm using actionscript 2.0, as I haven't familiarized myself with 3.0 yet.
I have created a stage that has thumbnails of images and movies on the left and a Loader (mx.controls.Loader) on the right that loads content from the thumbnails. That works fine and dandy, but what to also be able to do is to click on the loader and have to image have its own popup layer within flash. This layer would be larger than what's in the loader and would have a concise description of the image/movie below it.
So basically you click on a thumbnail, it loads in the loader. Then if you wanted to see the work at full detail, you click on the loader and the image would expand on a layer on top of the stage.
This these two websites are pretty close to what I'm shooting for.
What I like about these examples is the graying of what's below it and the ability to resize dependent of the image.
See my screenshot to see what I'm working with. If I need a different kind of loader, that's fine with me.