Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jan 2006 17:40 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Internet Explorer "The beta version of IE7 released today by Microsoft is meant for developers and tech enthusiasts, and it's a good thing. This is not (yet) a browser for the faint of heart; in fact, if you've become accustomed to the minimalist approach of alternative browsers like Firefox, IE7 might actually feel like a step backward. The product's proper name - which should tell you most everything you need to know - is Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows XP SP2 Beta 2 Preview. We'll refer to it simply as IE7 beta, though."
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zooming
by MechR on Wed 1st Feb 2006 01:55 UTC
MechR
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2006-01-11

Interesting... there's a zooming feature that expands images along with text.

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RE: zooming
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 1st Feb 2006 06:59 in reply to "zooming"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

"Interesting... there's a zooming feature that expands images along with text."

Opera also has something like that. Not saying that IE sucks for implementing it later or that MS shouldn't put something like that in. As with tabs, good on them for adding it. I'm just saying there is another browser that does that if you are one of those who doesn't like the IE7 interface.

Speaking of zoomed images, I do wonder whether it's better to zoom images along with the text or not. I use Konqueror most of the time nowadays, with only text zooming, and sometimes miss that ability from back when I used Opera.

Zoomed text adds to readability for people with glasses, or people who lean way back when surfing (cough). Zoomed images don't do much expect look worse than at their native size. It also takes some processor time to resize them, especially with any sort of smoothing.

I can't come up with any concrete positives for zooming images as well as text, but I still kinda like it. Is it just because it's eye candy? Anyone else have any preferences there? *curious*

Edited 2006-02-01 07:03

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RE[2]: zooming
by unoengborg on Wed 1st Feb 2006 11:03 in reply to "RE: zooming"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


I can't come up with any concrete positives for zooming images as well as text, but I still kinda like it. Is it just because it's eye candy? Anyone else have any preferences there? *curious*


I think they could zoom SVGs and other vector image formats that doesn't degrade in quality when zoomed.

The downside of that is that it most likely will break websites that uses one pixel transparanct images to control layout.

The best solution would probably be to just zoom text but offer a zoom tool that could be applied to zoomable vector graphics images. E.g. when you moved the cursor over such an image it could change to a magnifying glass, and allow the user to zoom by holding the right mouse button down, and moving the mouse up or down.

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