ATO theme options currently set an absolute value for the height of the header area in a user selectable box "Header Image: Height".
I would like that value to be fluid.
The problem is that though the header image itself resizes proportionally, the header area in which it is contained does not, causing a major white area to appear between the bottom of the header image and the rest of the site on smaller monitors (and when resizing or zooming the browser window)
I know that the fade function disables some of the other tricks that can be done, i.e.: Make header image clickable, and Overlay blog Title and Tagline over Header Image(s). So, IF the fade feature would also complicate a resize function, might it be possible to confine the resizing to the period between the fades? Whatever the solution, it would also need to be compatible with the ATO "Layout WIDTH and type (Fluid)" setting on the "Style & configure Layout" page, which enables horizontal resizing (and which isn't bothered by the fade function).
There is no point in my speculating much on means and methods, but it certainly seems like it should be possible to make the header area height a function of, or dependent on, the image height. Retrieve image height + padding 10px;10px - or something similar.
Since I don't know what's involved in terms of work, I have no idea what this should be worth to someone to figure out, but let me know.