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    Junior Member CLVDesigns's Avatar
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    I am looking for how to enlarge my portfolio thumbnails on mouseover rather than having to cliick and wait. Swap image; Swap Image Restore makes a nifty switch in the same AP div and the same size. Anyone know how to do this so you get the pop window sized enlargement without having to click? I know it can be done because I've done it on websites but don't know what tech was used.
    I googled this question and found this interesting website that made me sign up before I could find out what I want to know.
    Thanks for helping out.

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    let's see if they'll let me post a link by now

    Here is a useful page for what you want - just copy and paste the code and edit it to suit your application.

    Expanding images javascript. Thumbnails enlarge on mouseover.

    Then study the code to see how it works, so you'll be able to do it again when you want to.
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    Thank you so much! I have saved the page in my references and will copy the codes as instructed. I am slowly getting to know what the codes mean (sort of like DOS in the old days!) You were very helpful. Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLVDesigns View Post
    I googled this question and found this interesting website that made me sign up before I could find out what I want to know.
    Coul you please clarify what you're talking about? Do you mean THIS site, or another one (I'm guessing you're talking about experts-exchange)?
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    Junior Member CLVDesigns's Avatar
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    My apologies for the vague grammar. When I googled my question Web Design Forums came up and looked like I was getting an article to answer my question right off. I am interested in perfecting my web design skills so I signed up for the forum. But I wanted an answer right away. I was probably grumpy about something else and hence my less than stellar communication skills.
    I checked out the code offered me by AlphaMare. It looks very useful but not what I need for my portfolio site. I have 172x172 thumbnails that I want to expand to 500x600 or so. Nice and big so the browsers don't need to squint. The only successful way to date is to click open a browser window using the DW behaviors panel. Its not the worst thing but I'm trying to avoid click and wait. I would play with this code from AlphaMare but I run into resolution problems of magnitude.
    I have seen really cool mouseover expansions on other portfolio websites but am wondering if they use fancy stuff that I don't have on my computer.
    (heavy sigh)
    I do appreciate the interest though.

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    If you could post some links to the portfolio sites you refer to maybe we could help more?
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    One way to do this would have basically two containers, one for the thumbnails and one for the large image viewing. Here's a quick example (though probably not the best - see event delegation): http://www.paintingtheweb.com/jqueryhover.

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    this is close to what I had in mind. I could still have it open as a new window instead of target=-blank I would think. I'll give this a go and see how it works. Thanks

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    While you can do that, I would recommend against it. Having a popup window onhover will severely cripple the User Experience (very annoying very quickly). If you're going to do popups, I highly recommend using onclick for something like that. Just my 2 cents.

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    2 cents is handy when peppermints are a penny apiece :-)
    Thanks for that and don't worry. After having my pictures jump open on a delay all over the place I switched back to onclick. It is expected by users and isn't too distracting from the overall Experience. When I get this sorted out I'll share the URL.


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