[Foundation-l] Experiment: Blurring all images on Wikipedia

Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoermi at gmx.net
Sat Oct 1 17:52:43 UTC 2011

* church.of.emacs.ml wrote:
>On 10/01/2011 02:46 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>> This only works in recent desktop versions of Opera and Firefox and only
>> on devices where you can easily hover.
>How good are chances it can be implemented in a feasible way for other

Webkit-derived browsers support the blurring but do not seem to support
removing the filter via :hover so that would need some mouseover script
to compensate which is easy, for Internet Explorer the proprietary CSS
filter extensions would have to be used probably in combination with the
mouseover scripting needed for Webkit, so for the mainstream browsers on
the desktop I'd say give it two hours. The minimum you need to blur on
the client side is scripting, access to image data (likely via <canvas>)
and a way to render in-memory image data (likely via data:image/png,),
below that you would some fallback, like showing a single-color image as
temporary replacement instead of the blurred images. So, quite good.
Björn Höhrmann · mailto:bjoern at hoehrmann.de · http://bjoern.hoehrmann.de
Am Badedeich 7 · Telefon: +49(0)160/4415681 · http://www.bjoernsworld.de
25899 Dagebüll · PGP Pub. KeyID: 0xA4357E78 · http://www.websitedev.de/ 

More information about the foundation-l mailing list