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Beautiful and semantically correct captions

Why another caption plugin ?

There are lots of caption plugins out there but CaptionerJs was propositally built to create clean and uncluttered HTML.

CaptionerJs won't burry your image inside layers of div's, instead it makes use of figure and figcaption to produce uncluttered and semantically correct HTML.

You can write valid HTML, CaptionerJs will make use of title and alt attributes to create the caption

CaptionerJs is plugin based, you can easily add new caption types

Getting Started

Start by making sure jQuery is included in your page

<script src=""></script>

Then include CaptionerJs in your page

<script src="/path/to/CaptionerJs.js"></script>

And finally add caption information to your images

    title="Chicory flower"
    alt="Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink."

CaptionerJs will be applied to all elements containing a role="caption"

Configuration Options

CaptionerJs can be configured using markup:

  • data-captioner-type: the type of caption to show, defaults to static
  • data-captioner-class: the css class to add to the container element, defaults to CaptionerJs
  • data-captioner-start-closed: when showing an animated caption should it start open or closed, defaults to false

Or JavaScript

        type: "...",
        cls  : "...",
        options: {
            startClosed: ...

If using the javascript option, do not set the role="caption" attribute on your elements

Available Caption types:

  • static, the caption is on the lower end of the image
  • animated, the same as static but the caption can be opened or closed
  • classic, the caption is shown below the image


Point your browser to dist/demo/index.html to see it in action or visit the CaptionerJs home page


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