More Simple jQuery Slideshows

February 19, 2014

Over 4 years ago, I wrote a really simple slideshow script using jQuery. It just took a bunch of images of the same dimensions and cycled through them. The code is only a few lines long (jQuery notwithstanding). Since that time, however, people have often asked for variations. I've updated the demo page with most requested variations. Linking the Slides Sure the images rotated but you kn...

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Floated Label Pattern with CSS Only

February 11, 2014

I came across Brad Frost's post about the Floated Label Pattern and instantly thought, "I think you can do this in CSS" and set out to prove it. It turned out to be a little trickier than expected but I created a quick proof of concept: The Example First Name Last Name How it works I use the :valid pseudo class along with the pattern attribute on the input to ...

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Book Review: Content Everywhere

June 19, 2013

After seeing the book mentioned in a Karen McGrane keynote, I decided to pick up Content Everywhere: Strategy and Structure for the Future-Ready Content by Sara Wachter-Boettcher. It's a somewhat lengthy but easy read with great examples and helped me gain a better perspective on the work that I do. What is the book about? As you can probably surmise from the title, Content Everywhere lo...

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A Career in Transition

March 09, 2013

For nearly 15 years, I’ve called myself a web developer. The twelve years of this blog’s existence is a testament to that. I’ve written hundreds of blog posts that document my trials and tribulations with web development. In those 15 years I’ve had job titles like Technical Architect, Project Manager, Lead Designer, and even Director of Technology. Underneath it all, though, I just b...

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