Marissa Giambrone's Portfolio
Marissa provided me with a design and an idea of how she wanted her work to be displayed. I took that idea, of being able to rotate through different projects, and applied it across browsers using jQuery over a flash solution. The way the stack of images is formed is by giving it a div with your images in it (and description div's inside of that), and then it will create the nice stacking effect and the ability to go through the images with their title and description displayed below. You can also use your arrow keys to rotate through the different images. I am working on finalizing and optimizing some of the code I wrote for it and then releasing it as a plugin on the jQuery site. Variables such as space between the images, percent smaller each is that the one in front, and the ability to specify where the title and description goes make this very powerful.
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Cottage Home Website & Blog
unique furnishings & vintage flair
In need of a website, a local store in my hometown asked for me to design and code them a website. They were currently using typepad for their blog, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to stray away from typepad, and have everything be local to them - so I decided to use Wordpress. The home page slider is a jQuery slider using the nivo slider plugin. The dynamic parts of the website, pulling in blog posts and other blog related information, is all custom coded by myself. I also installed and set up some Wordpress plugins, such as Event Page, to make things easier for the client to update events, photo galleries and content.
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Sworn to Kill Website
A gaming clan since 2003
I used to be an active member in the video game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and was in a clan. I made a website to post information and just have a place to chat. The site is still used by members, even though the community for this game is dying quickly. Some things that made this site easy for members was the login box on the front page, the recent topics, the ventrilo status tab (viewable if your monitor is big enough), the videos page and the recent news. The login box, recent posts, and recent news are all pulled from the forum using PHP and MySQL. The vids page pulls in a feed from one of the clans users and displays the information. There is also a plugin running to change the video player look and feel.
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Jacquelyn Olejniczak's Portfolio
I worked with the photographer who wanted a portfolio set up for all of her photographs. I presented different designs to her and she went through and pointed out what she liked about each one and we went from there coming up with the layout. She took inspiration from different photographer's portfolios and wanted to implement some similar ideas. The initial gallery page with each category is done with jQuery. The gallery pages are also done with jQuery, with an edited lightbox plugin. This project was good to help develop a design that the client likes when they have no initial idea of what they want their website to look like.
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Eagle Formal Wear Website
A formal wear store near where I lived needed a website redesign because theirs was terribly outdated. I went with a simplistic look and took on inspiration from other formal wear websites and designer clothing websites. There were several categories in which the owner wanted to display which took some time to devise a way to present all of the information easily. I still update the site with new information and prices.
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Tbit vs. Zombies
My final project for my Interactive Digital Media class was to create a game using Flash CS4 and AS3. I chose to do a side scrolling game that incorporates money, an inventory, and upgrades. The project was only about 3 weeks long so I was unable to add lots of extra features and graphics. Right now the game is in working order and quite fun. Some of the hard parts of coding this was the different bugs that people found when I got them to beta test it.
ActionScript 3, Flash.view project
This was a group project for my third Java programming class where we had to make a game or other interface for user's to interact with over a network. We chose to make a grid-based game that is kind of like a multiplayer snake. There are similar games online, but we had to figure out how to code the entire project using Java. I was in charge of the server coding and communication with the clients. Some interesting ideas we used in our code was the use of packets to transfer information from one client to others. The project was only about 5 weeks, so we got the basics of the game working and it works with 4 people on a network.
Got bored one day and was browsing around for inspiration and realized a had a bunch of places that I went to looking for cool pics and photos. I used Yahoo's Pipes service to combine all of the feeds and sort them by pubDate and get an xml feed in return. I then displayed each post on the page with the image from it. I like the result and love going to it for inspiration.
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Custom Contact Form
Needed a conatct form for this site and looked around a bunch of pre-made ones and was extremely disapointed with all of them. So I made my own. Coded it in php and jQuery for the validation and sending of emails. I like how it turned out and if anyone wants to implement one that works the same, let me know and I can give you the code and how to set it up.
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