Making Draggable Webpage Elements using jQuery

by Jake Rocheleau

May 29, 2013 in Tutorials

There are so many various plugins and scripts to use for making draggable elements. Some of them allow you to create upload forms or dynamically sorted webpage tables. However, what about just creating some very basic functionality to give users the ability for dragging items through the page? The jQuery UI Draggable feature has all of this and it is very simple to add into your website.

I want to demonstrate how using a very simple jQuery UI script will allow for any objects to be dragged along the page. Since this is all built into jQuery we have the ability to use callback functions, which are sort of like unique JS codes we write whenever a user drags or drops an item. There are so many different examples on the jQuery UI website that you should definitely go and check out. I am not using anything overly complex, but you can also see my live demo or download the source codes from the links below.

jquery ui draggable drag elements html5 howto tutorial

Read More

Understanding User Experience Design for iOS Apps

by Jake Rocheleau

May 28, 2013 in Inspiration

The modern design trends for building mobile applications have been changing rapidly. Developers are constantly looking to push the boundaries of what is possible on iOS. And with all the latest software updates, it is safe to say that Objective-C is a forthcoming language with a lot of potential in the mobile realm.

iphone app interface homepage design

But how about all of the various user experience designs? The iPhone has promoted hundreds of thousands of new applications, and the pool for new submissions is growing rapidly. I want to take a look at some of the more popular UX trends for mobile apps. Specifically I will be using examples from Dribbble to illustrate new ideas in the world of iOS. Designers from any continent should be able to appreciate the talent and technique for building usable mobile applications.

Read More

High-Quality Video Backgrounds for Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau

May 27, 2013 in Resources

Over the past year I have witnessed a rise in the popularity of background videos. There have been a lot of advancements with CSS3 and jQuery plugins to encapsulate the method of using fullscreen images within a website layout. This has been typical and expected for a while, yet designers are always breaking the mold for bigger and better ideas. Fullscreen video backgrounds are bandwidth-intensive and they also provide a unique browsing experience.

However the process of locating high quality videos for your background can be tough. There are not always places online you can go to grab a free download. And the other paid alternatives usually require a lot of haggling just to find what you need. I would like to present just a few solutions for those who are interested in using fullscreen video backgrounds. The technique does require some time and effort but in the end your website’s presentation will be phenomenal.

Read More

Articles on Longtail Keywords for SEO Strategy

by Jake Rocheleau

May 24, 2013 in Business/Freelance

When targeting search engine results you need to understand the most common strategies for website ranking. Longtail keywords are the searches which make up over 70% of Google search terms. These are often longer than 3-4 words and they can be very specific in relation to your website. This is why most visitors who search longtail will stay on your website for a long time, if you can fill their exact need(s).

google logo shadows photo keywords searching

For this post I just want to share a few alternate resources which are related to longtail keyword research. There is no perfect solution and it merely requires new attempts at different areas for driving positive traffic. Search Engine optimization is a long-term process and you must be ready to continue studying years into the future.

Read More
Page 56 of 233« First...5455565758...Last »