A Two Step Photograph Gallery

Pre 2006

copyright © stu nicholls - CSS play

Information

Another simple gallery that does not use thumbnail images. Because all the images are preloaded I have used the full size images as the thumbnails (displaying them at one fifth linear scale).

The first step is the hover which produced a half linear size image, then if you click the hover area it will produce a full size image that will stay on screen until you move your mouse off the gallery and click again.
The next half size image will display on top of the previous full size image, and so on...

Works in IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox and Opera but Safari(PC) and Google Chrome do not not understand active or focus in the same way as other browsers so do not hold the clicked image on screen.

TUTORIAL

Cascading Style Sheet


a, 
a:visited, 
a:hover,  
a:active, 
a:focus {font-weight:normal;} /* for IE6 */

ul#gallery {
  padding:0; 
  margin:100px auto; 
  width:448px; 
  height:336px; 
  position:relative; 
  background:#888 url(graff/g26.jpg);
  }
#gallery li {
  list-style-type:none; 
  width:64px; 
  height:48px; 
  float:left; 
  z-index:100;
  }
#gallery li.lft {
  float:left; 
  clear:left;
  }
#gallery li.rgt {
  float:right; 
  clear:right;
  }
#gallery a {
  position:relative; 
  width:64px; 
  height:48px; 
  display:block; 
  float:left; 
  z-index:100; 
  cursor:default;
  }
#gallery a img {
  position:relative; 
  width:62px; 
  height:46px; 
  border:1px solid #888; 
  z-index:100;
  }
#gallery a:hover {
  width:160px; 
  height:120px; 
  padding:108px 144px; 
  position:absolute; 
  left:0; 
  top:0; 
  z-index:20;
  }
#gallery a:hover img {
  background:#eee; 
  position:relative; 
  width:160px; 
  height:120px; 
  border:0; 
  z-index:20;
  }
#gallery a:active, #gallery a:focus {
  background:transparent; 
  width:320px; 
  height:240px; 
  padding:48px 64px; 
  position:absolute; 
  left:0; 
  top:0; 
  z-index:10;
  }
#gallery a:active img, #gallery a:focus img {
  background:#eee; 
  position:relative; 
  width:320px; 
  height:239px; 
  border:0; 
  z-index:10;
  }
/* hack for Internet Explorer */
#gallery li.pad {
  height:0; 
  display:block; 
  margin-top:-2px; 
  width:448px; 
  font-size:0;
  }

XHTML

<ul id="gallery">
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g1.jpg" alt="#1" title="#1" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g2.jpg" alt="#2" title="#2" /></a></li>

<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g3.jpg" alt="#3" title="#3" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g4.jpg" alt="#4" title="#4" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">

<img src="graff/g5.jpg" alt="#5" title="#5" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g6.jpg" alt="#6" title="#6" /></a></li>
<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g7.jpg" alt="#7" title="#7" /></a></li>

<li class="lft"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g8.jpg" alt="#8" title="#8" /></a></li>
<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g9.jpg" alt="#9" title="#9" /></a></li>
<li class="lft"><a href="#nogo">

<img src="graff/g10.jpg" alt="#10" title="#10" /></a></li>
<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g11.jpg" alt="#11" title="#11" /></a></li>
<li class="lft"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g12.jpg" alt="#12" title="#12" /></a></li>

<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g13.jpg" alt="#13" title="#13" /></a></li>
<li class="lft"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g14.jpg" alt="#14" title="#14" /></a></li>
<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">

<img src="graff/g15.jpg" alt="#15" title="#15" /></a></li>
<li class="lft"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g16.jpg" alt="#16" title="#16" /></a></li>
<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g17.jpg" alt="#17" title="#17" /></a></li>

<li class="pad"></li>

<li class="lft"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g18.jpg" alt="#18" title="#18" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g19.jpg" alt="#19" title="#19" /></a></li>

<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g20.jpg" alt="#20" title="#20" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g21.jpg" alt="#21" title="#21" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">

<img src="graff/g22.jpg" alt="#22" title="#22" /></a></li>
<li><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g23.jpg" alt="#23" title="#23" /></a></li>
<li class="rgt"><a href="#nogo">
<img src="graff/g24.jpg" alt="#24" title="#24" /></a></li>

</ul>


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