Wednesday, April 7, 2004

CSS subtlety used to great effect

If you use a browser that supports custom cursor icons (IE6 is the only one I know about for sure), you'll appreciate the simple design trick Chicago-based rock zine publishers Glorious Noise are putting to use. Move your mouse pointer over any hyperlink and note how the typical pointing hand isn't quite so typical:


A simple bit of CSS applied to all anchor tags changes the cursor over a hyperlink to a different, site-specified image:

cursor:url(, auto;

If only they also had a cursor flicking a Bic lighter whenever you hovered over links to archived materials. Um, yea -- in that case, shark jumped. As is, a great in-joke.



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