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CSS DEMOSScan and Magnify an Image

Date : 15th October 2012

For all modern browsers

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You no doubt have seen jQuery/javascript versions of this demo on sites selling womens clothing, well this is a pure CSS version.

So just hover the small image to reveal a 2.5x enlargement of the section shown with an opaque overlay. Move the mouse vertically to scan the image and display the enlarged section.

The animation is visible in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. IE9 will see a slightly jerky movement, but hopefully IE10 will see the animation.

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

  1. If you are using this on a personal web site then please retain the copyright comment in the stylesheet.
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