Earlier this week I finished up some work for a client where I migrated a static site to WordPress. What an adventure it was. As a starting point I used the Foundation for WordPress responsive theme by drewsymo.
Sometime last week ARS Technica received a very cool redesign. There’s quite a bit to like about it. I wanted to take some time and highlight some of the features they added and comment about some of the design decisions that were made in the process. If you get a chance be sure to check it out.
As part of an application process I was asked to fulfill a couple coding task. Sadly I didn’t finish because the last few questions required PHP and MySQL knowledge. I’ve dabbled with those languages but realized they weren’t my cup of tea. Before giving up I did complete the first few requirements and had a fun time doing it.
At first I thought this interview process was slightly genius. It would allow interviewees to prove themselves and show what they’re capable of instead of a text file that’s suppose to summarize your skills. I’m all for this but I think it could be refined. Requiring specific features and out of date skill sets don’t help. I found myself having to think of a clever way to use a table in a resume site. Other slightly unnecessary requirements were to include radial buttons and a numbered list. To this moment I still couldn’t find a way to utilize those options.
The past two weeks I’ve been having quite a bit of fun learning and playing with jQuery. As an exercise I decided to create a canvas that lets you change the color of an individual square. It utilizes a color picker plugin from LakTEK.
Get ready to run after clicking the “T-Rex” button.