WILLIAM HART McNICHOLS is
"among the most famous creators of Christian
iconic images in the world.”

-- TIME Magazine, May 12th, 2002

"WILLIAM HART McNICHOLS is one of the greatest Christian artists of our time.”

-- Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to Everything

James Martin, with regard to Fr. Bill’s book, Mother of God, Similar to Fire, “Father McNichols invites us into the presence of the great model of contemplation, she who ‘treasured’ God in her heart, and brought him into the world. Open this book and allow these icons to open your eyes to our patron and our companion: Mary, the Mother of God.”


We invite you to open this website and our galleries of icons and images by Father Bill
to contemplate and to share.

The Widgetkit Spotlight allows you to add an overlay to your images which fades or moves in on mouse hover. The overlay can be an image or HTML content. The default magnifier spotlight is a perfect match to be used with a lightbox.

Features

  • Create nicely animated image overlays
  • Supports custom image or HTML content overlays
  • 5 different animation modes
  • Responsive design to fit all device resolutions
  • Built with the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Examples

If no custom overlay is set the default spotlight fades in an overlay with an magnifier image. If you define a custom overlay you can choose between different animations - fade, bottom, top, right and left.

How To Use

Use the HTML5 custom data attribute data-spotlight to activate the spotlight.

<a data-spotlight="on" href="/mypage.html">
	<img src="/image.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="" />
</a>

To create a custom overlay use a div element with the CSS class overlay. You can set the effect parameter to the data attribute. For example:

<a data-spotlight="effect:bottom;" href="/mypage.html">
	<img src="/image.jpg" width="180" height="120" alt="" />
	<div class="overlay">Custom Overlay</div>
</a>

You can set the effect parameter to fade, bottom, top, right and left.