How to show/hide big image by clicking on thumbnails?

Problem

How to show/hide big image by clicking on thumbnails?

I need like this

enter image description here

Try with JSFiddle here http://jsfiddle.net/jitendravyas/Qhdaz/

Is it possible with CSS only. if not then jQuery solution is OK.

An is it good to use <a href=#"> even it's not opening any new page in same or new tab.

Edit:

I forgot to add. it should work on iPad too

Problem courtesy of: Jitendra Vyas

Solution

See this example:

No preloading

HTML:

<div id="big-image">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/sports/1/">
</div>

<div class="small-images">
<a href="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/sports/1/"><img src="http://lorempixel.com/100/50/sports/1/"></a>
<a href="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/fashion/1/" class=""><img src="http://lorempixel.com/100/50/fashion/1/"></a>
<a href="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/city/1/"><img src="http://lorempixel.com/100/50/city/1/"></a>
</div>

Javascript (jQuery)

$(function(){
$(".small-images a").click(function(e){
var href = $(this).attr("href");
$("#big-image img").attr("src", href);
e.preventDefault();
return false;
});
});

Currently only 1 big image, when clicking on an A, the href of the A is copied as SRC of the big image.

Live example: http://jsfiddle.net/Qhdaz/1/

If you wan’t to do it without the extra DOM progressing, you can add 3 big images, and load them directly. The above solution does not preload the images, the below function will.

With preloading

HTML:

<div id="big-image">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/sports/1/">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/fashion/1/">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/400/200/city/1/">
</div>

<div class="small-images">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/100/50/sports/1/">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/100/50/fashion/1/">
<img src="http://lorempixel.com/100/50/city/1/">
</div>

Javascript:

$(function(){
$("#big-image img:eq(0)").nextAll().hide();
$(".small-images img").click(function(e){
var index = $(this).index();
$("#big-image img").eq(index).show().siblings().hide();
});
});

Solution courtesy of: Niels

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