This project required a deep knowledge of how the relevant CSS properties worked across browsers as well as how to apply them using jQuery. A key challenge here was how to show a good example of the more complex features, like transitions, while maintaining an easy to use interface for users who may not know anything about the new features and how to code them.
While CSS3 offers a lot of new features, aside from the complexity of the options available to just transitions, I needed to pick a selection of CSS tags to expose to the user.
This is a site I fully designed and created, in conjunction with the client, for a freelance sound engineer.
It uses a smooth sliding menu system to access each section of the single page site. This one page incorporates a slideshow using a fade effect, an AJAX contact form, an embedded video and a google calendar.
The page also uses a rudimentary CMS system. Essentially an online file manager to allow the client to upload and edit files in place. This allows the client to change the content, including the images in the slide show, without having to get back to me.
I also manage the hosting and email for this domain.
The initial brief for this project was for a fairly typical map, displaying the assets of this company. In this case wind turbines in North America. The biggest hurdle was that they wanted to display 12,000 points on the map and allow them to be searchable.
Initially this site was a simple proof of concept which provided some specific calculations to the packaging industry.
A friend of mine draws a comic which is about what can best be described as medieval penguins.
He asked me how difficult it would be to create a website so I put together this Drupal based site with a clean and simple custom theme.
Initially this was a straight forward script for publishing online comics, but as the needs of the client increased I had to move to something more substantial and Drupal, as usual, fit the bill. I still maintain and host the site as before.
Due to my keen interest in snowboarding and, at the time, a lack of people to go with, I joined a snowboarding forum. That forum was a big success and was eventually sold off to a company that wanted to use the success of that site to make money, the result was a site riddled with intrusive advertising.
One day somebody asked if anyone could create a new forum. I said I could and in reply I got a link to phpbb. Almost as a joke, in about an hour, I created a new forum, just to show the new owners how easy it would be, and in just a few days around two hundred people joined.