With multiple layout options, the developer can use it to show small images and link that image to a bigger image using a zooming modal.
This way, he saves bandwidth in cases the user didn't come to the site to see the image.
Here are some key features of "Cloud Zoom":
· Works with most browsers (tested on IE6+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari).
· Easy integration with basic valid HTML.
· Small 6Kb (minified) script.
· Smooth zoom movement.
· Gallery mode.
· Tint, soft focus and inner zoom features.
· Fully accessible with no CSS or text only browsers.
· It's completely free.
· jQuery 1.4.3 or higher
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Now compatible with modal plugins like Fancy Box* for big pop-up images.