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Re: Designs that zoom (was : Why reduce font size)

From: Ryan Cannon <ryan@ryancannon.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 11:55:59 -0500
Message-ID: <4225F01F.7000008@ryancannon.com>
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Philip TAYLOR wrote:

>
> Are there any examples of "infinitely zoomable" designs
> similar to this of which list members are aware ?  Sadly
> not even the beautiful "CSS Zen Garden" can cope with
> more than four levels of zoom before it starts to break
> up ...
>
I just finished a template for such a site. I don't claim to be a 
graphic artist, so please be kind in your criticism: 
http://www.alma.edu/michiganacademy

Some major problems were pixel rounding (which still isn't perfectly 
fixed), and the lack of a max-width attribute in IE6, which I 
circumvented with the use of javascript to create resolution-defendant 
layout (a technique which I pilfered from The Man In Blue 
<http://www.themaninblue.com/writing/perspective/2004/09/21/>). I also 
fixed the two-column float problem by hiding a print-only image 
(width="0" height="0" without CSS) that clears both floating columns, 
pulling the container's background with it.

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Ryan Cannon
Instructional Technology
Web Design
RyanCannon.com <http://ryancannon.com/?refer=email>
(989) 463-7060
Received on Wednesday, 2 March 2005 16:56:34 GMT

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