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bio website nathanstpierre.com
location Dallas, TX
age 31
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen May 1 at 20:22

I'm a web developer by trade (6+ years of LAMP/HTML/CSS/JS), a musician by education (BM Music Composition, University of North Texas 2006) and a writer (evenoneword.com, 2 books, three comics, and a webcomic) by passion.

I attempt to help people when I can, and I do my best to make life easier for those around me.

Unfortunately, sometimes I can't help but make life a little harder first: Yes, there is a spec. Yes, you should learn it and follow it. No, I won't write your answer for you.


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comment Tasteful Alternative to Marquee
I apologize for not choosing this, I don't know why I didn't already. Thanks again!
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Thanks for this awesome in-depth answer! Your "when I was young story" feels a lot like this one, though I'm not sure this user has the evidence to back up her opinions as much. I was told that she would "require" scrolling text. I asked why, and she said "so people know they are on the homepage." I suggested a number of other things, and it seems animation is the only way to go for her, so thus I'm eliciting responses here. Thanks for your careful and in-depth analysis of how to approach this.
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comment Tasteful Alternative to Marquee
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to say that it says "loading" but rather that it only executes the animation once upon load. Similar to the way css-tricks.com shows the color of each menu item on load but then doesn't do it again (although it's the same animation you see on hover of the nav items)
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@ryan I'm actually debating doing a jquery animation, so it'll work in all browsers. But I'm still trying to negotiate a solution based on all these answers.
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I'm working on a basic "loading" sort of animation, where it slowly comes in from one side. That may or may not be enough to satisfy whatever desire they have for it, but I'm trying to think of this as an opportunity to find a compromise between what they want and what they actually need.
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Thanks for this answer! I upvoted, but I think the reason that others downvoted it was that I asked a specific design question in the form of a brainstorming question. But thank you for thinking laterally and redirecting, I really appreciate it. The problem here is that she's convinced everyone in her industry is just like her, and I don't know her industry well enough to say that she's wrong. Not helping is the fact that her competitors all have similar features. I'm trying to find a subtle animation as a compromise, hence this question.
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There's a really cool css3 flag wave ribbon effect on the css-tricks forums, but I don't see an easy way to reproduce this for IE because it relies so heavily on css3 gradients. css-tricks.com/forums/discussion/11054/…
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She demands it because she thinks it makes the site "pop." Yup, one of those clients. Honestly I just want to make it out of this alive without recreating their old site. I've updated the question with details on the design.
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