Last week I built a mini site for a book launch where the entire experience is on one page of tabs. The special offers tab required collecting a bit of user information which requires a form. I didn’t want the form cluttering the special offers tab up and leaving the main view for the form felt gross. This is a perfect opportunity to place a form in a popover or lightbox.
Posts by: Rainey
For this post I am going to switch gears a little bit and offer a simple Photoshop tutorial for a task that is less than evident. Some tasks in Photoshop are not hard to do, but you do have to know how to do them. This one falls into that category.
In case you missed it like I did, the new Hobbit website is amazing, gorgeous and a blast to explore. After getting through the title screen, a map appears to explore. I remember pouring over the map in the back of the Hobbit as a boy, tracking Bilbo’s adventures. Places on the map can be explored in further detail and include a mix of elements to interact with. Pages scroll horizontally and full screen video clips come to life as they pass through the viewport.
Ok, this is a quick tip for people, like myself, that have way too many dock icons pinned. Mine are so small now that it can be hard to see where the application I am looking for might be. Since deleting them is not an option, I can instead add spaces between icons to create some order.
Icon Fonts are with out a doubt one of the best ways to include flat vector images on your website that are not only small in size, but also look fantastic on retina displays. In this post I will cover my preferred way to work with icon fonts.
Like you, I am always looking for some new icon sets to use in a new project. Here are some flat icon sets that I found, enjoy!
WordPress page templates are pretty powerful and can be used to change the layout of your pages in a variety of ways. This is great when handling content that fits into WordPress’ page construct or even a WordPress page with extra meta fields added. But, sometimes a longer form page is desired that also has more intentional layout.
A jQuery loader or jQuery progress bar may seem trivial. However it can be more important than you think, especially if your site takes a long time to load. A jQuery loader can let your users know that something good is coming. Take care though, because with more anticipation comes greater expectation.
The website for “one of the toughest and most spectacular multi-stage events in the British Isles, Curadmir” does two things really well. First it lets photographs and video do most of the talking. This site is here to sell the event and what better way than to let the user experience as many gorgeous photos and videos as possible.