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Highres surfing

Maybe I make this not only for the print out

     
8:08 pm on Apr 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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On all my web sites, pictures are for the screen and for print.

MSIE has
document.body.onbeforeprint

This function is called when MSIE prepares the print preview.
I use usual this function to replace the low res pictures for the screen by the high res pictures for print.

Since the resolution of screens goes higher and higher,
I am just sinking to offer high res surfing on my pages.

So by activating high res surfing,
the function would be used also for normal surfing,
so somebody with a huge screen could see all the pages
with the pictures in high resolution

Any input about the idea?
1:03 pm on Apr 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It's pretty early in the game to be using such a thing since it works only in Firefox and IE and it's still in draft stage in the spec. Not working Chrome is a big downside.

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4:45 pm on Apr 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I use onbeforeprint since 2003.

It's to exchange the pictures against high res versions.

The only new question is,
to use a cockie for high res surfing.

The same function to load the high res pictures could be also used for people using displays with very high resolution.

There is even a notebook with 2560 pixel width display.
So for usual surfing, I think people will use 200% zoom factor.

Usual pictures on my site are 600x450. On such a high res display with zoom 200%, the original picture would enhance quality.
6:02 pm on Apr 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Does everyone with a high-resolution monitor also have a high-speed internet connection?
6:49 pm on Apr 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It is entirely possible that they may not have high speed internet, but have the hi res equipment. Not everyone, however. The quality enhancement is noticeable...especially if you can't access it due to connectivity issues.
6:57 pm on Apr 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I thought on a button to switch between normal and high res viewing
 

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