• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 25. Filters and Transitions > Visual Filters in Internet Explorer

25.1. Visual Filters in Internet Explorer

Beginning with Internet Explorer 4, Microsoft began adding a number of programmable visual filter and transition effects to their browser. In fact these new extensions were to be the first CSS-based extension that Microsoft added to their browser. Depending on the filter, their effects can either be modified programmatically via JavaScript, or can be added using CSS elements on a given Web object.

In practice, filters and transitions have seen relatively little use on the Web, as their display properties are exclusive to Internet Explorer, and their effects can be dramatic enough that a page must be viewed using Internet Explorer in order for its content to be readable — in other words, they don't make for browser-compatible code. Having said that, if you are confident that your audience is composed largely of Internet Explorer users — say, on a corporate intranet — or are willing to customize your code on a browser-by-browser basis, you can use these filters and transitions to good effect.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint