CSS3 Text Zoom

IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Firefox 3, Firefox 4, Firefox 5, Safari, Chrome and Opera

22nd June 2011

Absolutely NO javascript

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Using the same principle as the previous Icon Zoom, this one uses vertical text. Just hover any text line to see it enlarge and also re-size previous/next text lines.

This works in IE7+, Firefox 3/x, Firefox 4, Firefox 5, Opera, Safari and Chrome. With full animation in Firefox 4, Firefox 5, Opera, Safari and Chrome.

This makes use of the adjacent sibling selector (~) to control the size of the text. I have also added text shadows for supporting browsers.


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Soft Geometry Creative Industries

Soft Geometry Creative Industries
is a music-based design company located in Bristol UK.
I create artwork for albums, singles, posters and t-shirts.
My work is influenced by punk and post-punk poster and flyer design,
lo-fi photocopy aesthetics,
Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko.

I can provide a start to finish service with my own art and photography, put together work from images provided by yourself, and collaborate on an idea.

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