While all the programming and development was done by me, all design and content of this site has been created Andrew Smith.

The best clients are also the toughest.

I’ve partnered with the talented Mr. Smith as a developer on a variety of projects in the past, many of which can be seen right here in my portfolio. The Flash version of his portfolio had been in development for months with another dev but bugs were preventing it from being completed without delay. Andrew reached out to me to create an HTML version that would retain the same look and feel and could keep the smooth transitions and animation of the Flash version.

This was a great opportunity to practice what I’ve preached for years about the benefits of HTML+CSS over Flash, as well as stretch my legs with the animation side of jQuery. As an added bonus, delivering a site that would work, as is, in an iPhone or iPad was fantastic for him, especially when we started this site at the height of the great Apple vs Google & Adobe conflict.

The portfolio includes:

  • Design & Content by Andrew Smith
  • Single Page Layout
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Progressive enhancement with Webkit CSS3 transitions
  • jQuery Galleries and Lightboxes, based on a heavily modified Colorbox
  • Custom HTML5 Video Player
  • Completely customized WordPress theme, dropping almost everything from the traditional front-end yet leveraging it as full featured CMS
  • Site of the Day – The CSS Awards

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Matt Cassatta’s Portfolio Launched

Everybody needs a website. Everybody, even best friends/copywriters.

When you have a particular skill set you will find yourself using those skills over and over for friends and family, for free. Such was the case when my buddy Matt decided to get on the Internet and showcase his advertising work.

To keep things ultra simple I went with a one page layout with a dash of jQuery thrown in for some smooth scrolling between the sections. JW Player provides the playback controls for all the multimedia, keeping updates simple to the XML. I think the single page layout is really straightforward and effective for a résumé-type site and it lets his personality shine through.

Simple portfolio site includes:

  • Design
  • jQuery Animation
  • Flash Video Playlists

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