I am an IT schoolboy who is on an 8 month apprenticeship. I have been charged with creating a little sharepoint site for our tiny group in the company I am working at. I have site collection (is that the correct term?) permissions, and no access to SP Designer. Everything I have done so far is via webparts (lots of CEWP).
I built a wiki site, and a few other things. I was then asked to build an image carousel with jquery. Done.
Now my current issue.
I have a list of applications we support in our department. It has about 14 columns, 10 of which are custom. I figured out a way to dynamically build a list and link them to another publishing page, on which I build a little thing to give a custom table of the output.
All of this works just fine.
However, now I would like it so the user clicks on the link, and the table (from the CEWP on the publishing page) opens in a sort of lightbox style effect. Actually, at this point, any modal fashion.
I have no experience with ajax, and am pretty new at a lot of this stuff. I am in no way asking for anyone to write my code and do my job, but would appreciate some pointers as in what direction I should point my research? I don't want to waste days 'barking up the wrong tree'.
Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks.
EDIT - I'm working in SP2007. From what I understand, modal dialog is not supported in 2007?
EDIT2 - If anyone else happens upon this...... I ended up using jquery ui dialog widget. Worked like a charm. Took a bit of screwing around to finally get it up and running, but works great. I now have a page that uses soap to grab all of the column contents from my custom list, it populates a dropdown menu that I made with js, and the links populated withing the dropdown open a dialog window populated with the particular information from that list. Looks great, and the great news is that the guys I work with are happy!