I have a single png image that is a rectangle with rounded corners and a little close window icon.
I'd like this to popup and have the page behind dimmed out.
Problem is that all the of the libraries available lightbox, blockui etc have their own elements/frames/close buttons.
Do any allow you to turn all of this off, and simply popup a custom div but still dim the page out?
To dim out the back ground you will need to create another div element that sits a layer (Z-Index) behind the popup and has a color of black and then you need to set the opacity of the background - look at http://www.quirksmode.org/js/opacity.html for an idea.
Unless you want to create image galleries I would recommend just doing this yourself without any hefty library.