So I’ve decided to change directions with this blog as I’m now much busier than when I began and do not have much time to write full articles.
I’ll write a random article here or there but what I’ve decided is a much better method to help my web design & development madness.
I CONTINUALLY search the web for tips and articles myself whenever I run into a crunch and tend to always go back to the same damn stuff whenever I’m in a jam. So what I will do is simply have titles for what you will be looking for with a quick link along with an accompanying quick description blog post with the same link in there as well.
I.e. this will turn into a list of helpful web developer / website design links for the masses and also save me some sanity so I don’t have to keep typing in the same stuff into google to find what I need. Much more productive for you and I.
Stop in, find what you’re looking for, leave with a smile.
The web design world could see yet another .com-ish boom after these new Top Level Domains have been implemented.
1And1.com launched a massive TV ad campaign to promote reserving them which can still be done. When I first saw the commercial I jumped right on my comp and began reserving any name I could think of. There’s a counter right next to it that tells you how many names have been registered. When I started it was less than 800,000 and within an hours or so it reached well over 1million.
Definitely excited to see how it will all play out, but I’d imagine someone who owns says restaurant.nyc or longisland.attorney would be an instant millionaire.
The biggest question that I can’t quite find an answer to yet is how google will interpret these… If it in fact becomes readable and marketable new businesses could see a HUGE JUMP in rankings… let’s see.
Looking for a new updated way to play music on your website?
The developers at tympanus.net always manage to blow my mind with the web plugins they come up with. And alot of it for free!
One thing i’ve noticed as a trend in web design lately is a return of audio players thanks to jQuery and HTML5. This plugin is a very cool vintage way to play audio on your site.
And the best part? All those buttons actually work! Volume, Fast Forward, Rewind, and obviously Play and Stop. What I like the most is the “click” when you hit play and the spindles moving. Friggin’ brilliant what these guys accomplished!
“But what if my website has multiple pages? The audio will have to reload everytime!” True if you have the audio player embedded within your site but a simple workaround for this is to have a “Listen To Music” or “Audio On” call button that will open up the player in a separate window. BAZINGA!
The only issue you may have with this option is on the mobile/tablet version of your website. Since you don’t have the option of a mouse to move windows around the player will open in a new window but will usually not play the audio unless you’re actually on the page on your device. So in that instance I would recommend you deactivate the player on your mobile version of the website. Feel free to comment or email me if you need to know how to do this…
How you decide to implement it I’ll leave up to you but either way I love this player. I haven’t tested it in IE though so be sure to keep that in mind if you attempt to use this.
Click Here to View it in Action & Download
Happy to announce that a website I helped develop was featured in Newsday yesterday. Run by April Yakaboski, Aerial Fitness is a yoga studio based in Riverhead, Ny that does those crazy acrobatic style yoga techniques.
They also do TRX … I’m not a yoga person but I am very amazed by the pictures I saw of their work. HIGHLY recommend it if you’re looking for an interesting workout routine that’s better than “normal yoga.”
Click Here To Check Out Their Schedule
I also helped develop their sister site: Riverhead Pilates so check that out too! This one is RESPONSIVE!
*Both websites were designed by Vivian Piccone Jung who also was Dan’s Hampton’s Winner: Best Pilates Teacher on Long Island!
Here’s a snippet of the article written by John Hanc:
In the nearly four years since she opened her studio in Riverhead, April Yakaboski has discerned one of the uncomfortable truths of yoga.
The girls can do it; the guys, or at least many of them, can’t.
“Women would start to bring their husbands into our classes, and I could see them struggling,” says Yakaboski, who opened Aerial Fitness and Hot Yoga in June 2009. “I knew that there had…
Click Here for the Full Article | Go to Aerial Fitness Hot Yoga website | Go to Riverhead Pilates Website
*note Newsday subscription is required to read the full article