November 2009

Compare before and after photos using CSS Clip and jQuery

UPDATE: Turns out this has already been done! Oh well, I still had fun with it.

Last night I followed a link from Reddit to The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later on the New York Times site. It was an interesting feature, but I thought that the use of Flash to display the before and after photos was a little bit gratuitous, especially considering that they could make the content accessible to a wider range of user agents (mobile browsers and Google image search come to mind) by using CSS and Javascript.

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