So, Grace’s comment a few posts ago got me thinking about ways that I could make the design of this website better. The most obvious problem is that while I clearly like posting my favorite pictures on the main page, they take up tons of space (and I would imagine cause problems for people running their PC’s with lower screen resolutions).
After exploring a few different options, I found what looks to me like the perfect solution: a pure-CSS, XHTML-valid image zoom that uses a single file for both the thumbnail and full-size image. Just hover your mouse over the thumbnails to see the larger version!
Update 2016: This method has been replaced by a more mobile-friendly lightbox; you must now click the images, rather than hover.
So, to test it out I uploaded a few more pictures from the Fushimi Inari trip. Please let me know what you think, whether you like this method better or if you just prefer that I keep doing my posts the old one-medium-resolution-image way 🙂
For those of you who are curious, information on this method can be found on this website.
And without further adieu, some more pictures!
While going through the unposted shots from last time, I noticed that I failed to represent any of the many beasts we encountered during our visit. Hey! Here’s my second chance!
“Oi, Tanaka-san…if we don’t do something about this giant snake’s drool, someone could slip and get seriously hurt.”
“Not to worry! We’ll just put this tiny bucket here, that ought to solve the problem in a jiffy.”
Time to mix things up a bit…my respect goes out to anyone who can offer me a more poorly translated sample of the English language. I mean, come on people! This was on a storefront window!
Just for good measure, here are a few more of those pretty plum blossoms. Marvel at their flowery-goodness.
I think that’s enough to get an idea. So, what do you all think? ‘Eh? ‘Ehhh?