Single-Page Ajax Portfolio Update Panel with jQuery

by Jake Rocheleau
on November 28, 2012

in Tutorials

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Building your own custom portfolio website can be tough. Freelancers are often stuck looking for work and trying to land projects without prior experience to showcase. But if you can put together even a simple gallery of practice works, your potential clients will be a lot more impressed.

In this tutorial I want to explain how we can build a simple portfolio update panel using jQuery. For this demonstration I am using some beautiful illustrations from Nidhi Chanani. You will notice the webpage itself is very bare aside from the effect. This will make it easier to embed a similar page widget into any portfolio layout.

Preview screenshot portfolio jQuery live update panel graphics artwork

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40 More Brilliant Mobile Responsive Website Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau
on November 25, 2012

in Designer Showcase

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There are hundreds of brand new mobile responsive website layouts published every month. The trend has swept through the design world and taken web development to a new level. In the past we have written on some other amazing responsive websites and I want to use this gallery as another comparison.

I’ve put together 40 outstanding mobile responsive website screenshots from a widescreen monitor. All of these layouts will reposition based on the device’s window screen. You can accomplish this design style by using CSS3 media queries. Most of these layouts are perfect for inspiration as you can see how the different trends can fold together.

Cantina Dorigati

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Guide to Safe Online Digital Media Backups

by Jake Rocheleau
on November 18, 2012

in Business/Freelance

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Data storage is one of the key units of measurement we deal with on a daily basis. Over the past 20 years we have seen the amount of data storage on a typical hard drive increase dramatically. But what has this done for data backups?

closeup photo HDD hard disk drive platter spinning discs

It is now easier than ever to keep all your data stored remotely in a cloud backup. Many of these service providers will have a data cap limit for storage space. And additionally they will also often keep your files secured through an administration panel. But these are just a few solutions which I feel can greatly affect your daily workflow.

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Professional Web Design Techniques for Minimalist Layouts

by Jake Rocheleau
on November 16, 2012

in design

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Minimalism is a very interesting topic because it is the idea that less is actually more. Designers are frequently thinking about how to trim down excess fat off website layouts. This idea of minimalist design is certainly not brand new, but the traits have been adapting for years.

Additionally there have been many advancing trends along with responsive design which has paved the way for a new minimalistic style. Minimalist designers are able to focus now on beautiful interfaces, navigations, and content displays. The modern era of computing and web browsers has connected the Internet together like never before. I’m hoping these ideas will provide at least some value to web designers who are interested in minimalist techniques.

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