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CSS DEMOSFocus on images

Date : 8th September 2011

For all modern browsers

Photographs copyright stu nicholls - taken at Slimbridge - Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)


Whilst producing my previous demo I cam across a way to have :focus, which is allowed on elements that accept keyboard events or other user inputs, to be applied to other elements.

In the above demo, which by the way does not validate, I have applied :focus to the four images so that I can style a mouse click on the 'thumbnail' to produce the large image.

So click the thumbnail to show the large image, then click anywhere on the page to shrink this back to the thumbnail. You can also tab forward and Shift/tab backwards through the images.

Works in IE8+, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome.

Because of all the time and effort spent in producing this demonstration I would ask that you respect my copyright.

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