Thursday, February 07, 2008
Update: Version 1.1 released 2/8/08. Good bug fixes + Opera compatibility!
…so I fought back the charging Guanaco, immediately hopped on my paraglider, and basically caught the first flight out of Chile â€” but not without dealing with some cantankerous customs inspectors while drinking a cool glass of chicha. Really sorry it took so long! But hey, two years later, it’s finally done!
Designed to view full-size photos and images inline without requiring a separate web page load, FancyZoom’s raison dâ€™Ãªtre (French for “raisin-determination”) is providing a smooth, clean, truly Mac-like effect, almost like it’s a function of Safari itself. Since I originally wrote this script, there are now a lot of image zoomers to choose from (including a similar effect now on Apple’s own site!), such as the popular (and inspiring) Lightbox. So you might be asking: “Cabel, why use FancyZoom?” Well, here’s why!
Focused on the smoothest, most polished zooming animation possible
Automatically scales images from any image link, with no HTML changes
Preloads full-size images in the background on link mouseover
Draws a nice drop shadow under the full-size image to offset it from the page
Uses Safari 3’s “box-shadow” feature to draw the drop shadow natively, no images required
Requires only two new lines of code in your HTML
Tested and works with Safari, Firefox, IE7, and IE6. (Looks better in modern browsers.)
[From cabel.name: FancyZoom 1.1]