This an evil DHTML
"event" (talk about expanding the boundaries of tags
), and consequently, a MSIE4.0+
4.x only affair
It consists of a transition between two images, or between two pages.
I am a defender of accessibility (for which text and careful use of images is often the best solution), but I recognize a good use of F/X for the web when I see one.
But this. This is the year 2000 version of the dreadful BLINK tag!
And I have to add one last complain: this evening, while following a link to http://www.aberystwyth.com/ (go there at your own risk), I've suffered a pseudohallucination! Little blue dots have started to appear everywhere in the screen (I only have smoked one joint today, an hour before meeting Mr. revealTrans).
What a shock! (I will avoid harsh language here). I was really scared until I tried another window and the effect was gone. For a second I thought I finally had lost my mind….
And yes, I know what many of you think, that’s a punishment for using IE, eh? Hell yes!, maybe, but the pseudohallucination hasn’t been funny at all!!!