Simple Parallax Effect in Responsive Design

In a recent project I came across a problem when a client wanted a simple parallax effect for an image slider.

Basically, he wanted an effect where the content would scroll over a fixed image slider. On a non-responsive site this is easily achievable by giving the container for the slider a quick set of rules:

#slider {
    z-index: -1;
    position: fixed;
    width: 100%;
}
#content {
    margin-top: 450px;
}

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First Impressions of the Ghost Blogging Platform

Back in 2012 , John O’Nolan wrote a brilliant blog article about where WordPress was heading. The readers loved the article and joined voices for a solution to the way WordPress was headed. After some time John and Hannah Wolfe joined forces with talented coders/designers and went crowd surfing on popular Kickstarter to get funding for the Ghost Blogging Platform.

I wanted to try Ghost for a long time, so I took the time to download and install it so I could tell you what my thoughts were. Continue reading First Impressions of the Ghost Blogging Platform

Change Your WordPress Blog Posts Featured Image With Featured Video

Lots of sites are doing featured video in their blog posts, like I do in this one. I love using images in my blogs, it provides breathing room for longer articles and breaks up boring designs with colors. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million?

When developing DSGN, a blogging theme that I designed previously for this site, my thoughts on using featured content was that it should all be equal. Images, video and sound should all be able to be featured if the user wants it to. Continue reading Change Your WordPress Blog Posts Featured Image With Featured Video

Hello World – I’m Going on an Adventure

Hello world!

My name is Michael and I am a 23 year old web designer/developer from Norway. I would describe myself as a typical inexperienced newbie in the middle off your basic three-year education run. A little curious, a little confused, and a lot of questions. I don’t know any other languages besides Norwegian and English, and I’ve been interested in way too many things to be the best in any of them. Among my interests  is a love for the Japanese culture and the comics, training, food, computers and above all a love for the incredibly amazing feeling you get from finished work, and the creative process that got you there.

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