Christian Heilmann

Webmonkey brings you zooming images – again

Saturday, February 25th, 2006 at 12:47 pm

Skimming through my referrers and their blogs I just found the Live Thumbnails: Watch ‘em Grow article that explains how to make a non-boring image gallery.

I thought at first it’ll be something like my Image previews with DOM JavaScript but it turns out to be a script that automatically resizes images with a timeout when you click them. Apart from the HTML resizing still looking ugly as hell and slow on a busy machine, something in the back of my head rang: I had seen webmonkey publish something like that before, and I used all my google-fu skills to find it: It was an article published in 1997, called something like making stuff zoom .

Good to see that we have come a long way with JavaScript. Now we don’t use code forking and exclusively catering to MSIE, but instead we use invalid attributes. While PPK’s JavaScript triggers article rightfully explains that you should use an own DTD if you come up with own attributes, the Webmonkey one sadly forgets about this and instead relies on you also reading and understanding the JavaScript triggers one.

How about we just make sure we publish interesting photos?

By the way: I would have loved to comment at webmonkey, but I cannot be bothered to send an email.

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