September 4, 2007

Fisheye – Magnifying the icon

Fisheyes improves usability and reinforces to the user that, this is an interactive component which is ready to respond to the user's action.

The idea behind a fisheye control is a strip of icons, being vertical or horizontally laid out that reacts to the user's mouse as it approaches the icon. This control was made popular by Mac OSX ‘Dock’.

It uses prototype and harnesses the DOM Extension methods to enhance performance and reliability across the browser board. It also uses event style architecture to allow for convenience of attaching methods to a particular item being clicked etc.

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