Dominic Szablewski, @phoboslab
— Sunday, February 15th 2009

My New Portfolio

Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been quite busy with a huge project that I can hopefully show you in some weeks. And I can assure you Yuckfu isn’t dead either.

Another thing I finished up yesterday was my new portfolio. Not that I haven’t done any of these before, but this is one new! And fancy! Did I mention its new?

This time I spent much more time on the actual layout and functionality of the portfolio itself. The main feature is that you can pan the document, just like you would pan the map on Google Maps. This is all done with a small JavaScript, based on the wonderful jQuery library. While the new portfolio makes heavy use of transparent PNGs, the site still looks okay-ish and remains perfectly usable in IE6. It also degrades gracefully for browsers that have JavaScript disabled or the iPhone, which has no notion of onmousemove events.

I also made sure that the print version from all major browsers looks good. The Hartija Css Print Framework is a great starting point for creating specialized print Style Sheets. I only had to tweak some values and remove elements, like the menu, that make no sense in print.

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