I was really hating my last design, so after saying I was going to do it for months I finally decided to redesign the blog. There’s a few things left to do like styling comment boxes, finishing the mobile version, and a few finishing touches here and there. My favorite part though about going to a design with so much white space is the ability to have some of my demos as the background. I will of course however be adding an option to turn them off for those of you who get distracted or think they are just plain ugly.
I finally feel like I can start writing some articles about my demos, games in progress, and everything else!
Overall the webkit css animations aren’t that difficult. The trickiest part was giving the illusion of the counter looping around. I just did this by adding a 0 at the end of the element, and changing the top position back to the original value at the end of the animation.
Was a bit sick of the older design, it had some weird issues plus honestly I really began to hate it. I am liking this one a lot more, kept the whole light bulb concept from the old design, but other than that pretty much everything else is different. Wanted to incorporate text shadows too, I think they look slick in modern browsers. It also gave me a chance to check out how themes are done in WordPress 3.0, they seem easier, and the CSS is definitely much cleaner. All I needed to do was modify the default 2010 design slightly, and I needed to make maybe 5 markup changes overall.
Just finsihed up another site for a client, http://www.michiganwakeup.com . They were very pleased with it. They asked for a site that was very simple and to the point. I still feel as if there is something missing.. but I ha a 48 hour turn around time for this so the I had to get developing pretty fast on the design. I guess there is always Wake Up Michigan 2011.
Just finished up a design for a client Mio Ausable Schools. I think it turned out pretty well. One of the funny things is this is the High School I actually went to oh so many years ago, a place where I flexed my brain technology wise. I used to spend over half of the day being the IT Directors assistant.
This site is awesome. I found this a while back when they created Pheonix basically an online photoshop. Today I was on Digg and I found an article related to Raven its a fantastic application very similiar to Adobe Illustrator. The great thing (besides the fact that I can access it anywhere in the world) is that its totally cross browser even supporting IE6, which unfortunatly I am currently married to it at my job….
Anyway if you don’t have the $650+ to throw down on any of the Adobe products these products from Aviary are a great alternative, and I will be using them pretty often in the near future.