Posted on August 16th, 2009 No comments
I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to make an image cross-fade into another image using the amazing JQuery library.
These tutorials are close, but the code was a bit confusing at first, and it didn’t seem that simple to integrate into my site.
Then I found the motherlode:
This single JQuery CrossSlide plug-in is easy to use instantly. It lets you perform slide-in and slide-out transitions with or without transparency fading in between multiple images.
It even emulates the popular Ken Burns effect that is built into iMovie.
Posted on May 30th, 2009 1 comment
If you haven’t stumbled upon the online Color Scheme Designer, I don’t think you’ve lived.
Using this tool you can interactively create and modify palettes consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4 or more color tones and play with the hues, saturation and brightness to capture a pleasing palette for use in any design. It sort of reminds me of Kai’s Power Tools Gradient Designer — online, on a web page you can bookmark.
Petr Staníček, the website’s creator is one of my heros. I’m moved to donate. It’s that good.