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Crop Factor Calculator

Here it is: tools.cassettenest.com/cropfactor/

I started working on a more full-fledged version of this CodePen experiment (which I once showed to the cinematographer of The Last Jedi) a few months ago, but it’s been on the back burner until I was able to launch payment functionality. Now that that’s ready (and some last remaining bugs are ironed out), it was time to revisit the crop factor calculator.

When I say “full-fledged,” I mean that

  1. I wanted it to work with or without JavaScript.
  2. I wanted to have it so you could make adjustments and bookmark the resulting page to share or easily reference later.

I’m incredibly happy with how this turned out, because I feel like I’m getting closer and closer to figuring out how I want to build things on the web in (what I believe is) the “right way” using exactly the technology that I consider the best. The biggest piece of that is building things with progressive enhancement from the start. That means that 100% of the functionality of a thing is there without JavaScript: the server has all the smarts and the JavaScript is sprinkled on as an enhancement, not as base-level functionality.

Enjoy!