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Funky new use for CSS backgrounds

Jeffrey Zeldman points to the newly redesigned v-2 Organisation site, which features a clever technique whereby a large background image is displayed “widescreen” style with different amounts of the photo visible depending on the resolution / width of your browser. Try doing that with standard tables ;) The (unaltered) colours in the photograph cleverly match the colours of the site itself.

This is Funky new use for CSS backgrounds by Simon Willison, posted on 6th November 2002.

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