DON’T DO IT! Do something similar, but way better.
tl; dr; WE MADE A NEW WEBSITE! YAY!
We’ve received a few questions like: “Err… what did you actually design on that site?”
The short answer to that is, obviously: “Oh… not that much.”
In the next few lines, we’ll explain our procedure and our approach to matkostankovic.com.
True story… except that the PLAN B thingy was our PLAN A and vice versa – we had to lie there to avoid looking unprofessional.
I could probably make this text a lot shorter, but we had an internal bet and I put my money on: “I can write more characters describing the site then we have in our AS3 code.”
So, to read more, to resize your scrollbar and to check last-minute completely irrelevant illustrations, click that funky “more” link.
A fantastic video of what it’s sometimes like between clients and vendors (or prospects and agencies) surfaced up on YouTube.
It’s Planet Earth day and the organizers of Rokaj Fest decided to “plug out” for 24 hours. They’ve asked us to put up a message on the site encouraging visitors to plug out as well, to tell them to exchange their cyber reality with a literal walk in the park (on this day only).
Well, Pho did a beautiful job on the splash screen and because of it’s limited online availability, I’ve decided to hang it out here. Lo and behold!
We all know what Delicious is, right? A site that helps people keep their bookmarks online, accessible from anywhere on the web. It also allows anyone to see what the others are bookmarking, and forms trends and reports around it. Simply put, it’s a social bookmarking site.
There, I’ve tagged it.
Tags are the one key tool that Delicious uses to sort the throngs of bookmarks pouring in every minute of every hour (just check the Delicious homepage for the exact number). And everyone is allowed to tag bookmarks as they see fit. There’s no Police to issue tickets for wrongful tagging, nor are there tagging laws. Everyone can just use whatever springs to mind. Bookmarking a graphic designer’s portfolio which is a full Flash site? design, portfolio, flash, cool; move on. But is this sort of tagging really going to your advantage?
It was a Sunday. In January. I had little work to do, to finish a project. I woke up pretty early, rested and chilled. Plan was to finish the work as soon as possible and spend the rest of the day playing some music, playstationing… or doing nothing. No problem. Good plan.
So after the morning ritual, I opened up my Photoshop… and tried to connect to the Internet. All my material and work files were waiting for me on a private FTP. No go = router died = no Internet = no material to work with. So I decided to jump over to the office, copy the files on (g:)Transporter, return home and proceed as planned. No problem. Good plan.
Shoes on, jacket on, bag on, exit the apartment. I had a strange feeling that I had forgot something. Oh yes, the keys. The anti-burglar-super security door said *CLICK*lol* to that thought. So, I locked myself outside of the apartment. Impressive. I behaved like any sane person would behave in the given situation: I cursed, I kicked, I pushed, I lifted the doors with absolutely no result. As expected. They are, like I said, anti-burglar-super security doors. After a few minutes, when calmed, I scooped my options.
Summary: need to get into my apartment, need to finish that Photoshop job. (more…)
I was trying to find the code to generate multiple worksheet Excel file, and after half an hour of searching PHP classes, blogs, forums and whatnot, decided to write the class from scratch. On the MSDN there is enough info, but one still has to figure some things out when coding the xml generator for Excel. And just a remark for MS guys – frames are out. (more…)
We’ve been working on borja.org redesign for the last 6 weeks or so. It’s been really fun and we like how it turned out. A lot :)
For the unfamiliar, Borja.org is a “superpersonal lo-fi web destination” of Boris Ličina Borja, Croatian writer and journalist. He is involved in the Croatian web scene since its’ beginnings and actively writes (blogs) about technology, music, the Internet in general, and also about the various offline and online places he visits.
New site is almost ready and I guesstimate we’re gonna launch it within a week. Until then, here goes a sneak preview…
I’m “in” jQuery for a while now, and I must admit I like it very much. It’s lightweight, crossbrowser and very easy to extend and write. We had an discussion last week about moving from Prototype to some other library, and I decided to write a simple plugin to show how jQuery behaves in a real world example.
Logic was simple, write a plugin:
- that overrides original markup so users with disabled js would get a form with radio buttons or dropdowns so they can vote too
- so we can quickly change url of a file that handles db connection and data
- so we can quickly change maximum vote number
- that has the option to get current score of something on startup
User is remembered by a cookie so he can chage his vote whenever he wants.
Check out the demo please, or the plugin itself. You can extend and change it, feedback is a must :) Note that this is initial stage of the plugin and there is (always) room for improvements.
I am interested in your opinions on jQuery and/or other libraries, and especially if you are using jQuery how is jQuery behaving in medium or large scale projets.
The hot new web related Taschen book Guidelines for Online Success features our webiste in the Web Standards & CSS section as well as Vanja’s expert information as the chapters intro. We couldn’t be more proud!
Special thanks goes to Julius Wiedemann at Taschen…
They’re already working on another cool title!