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  • October 12th, 2021

    CodePen Challenge: Terrible Text Fields

    Be wary, a tormented ghost has possessed the text field in this CodePen. Type into the text field, if you dare, and experience the spirit's wrath!

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    November 3rd, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Contrast

    Never lose track of your cursor again! A custom cursor is created using "mix-blend-mode: difference" which will give contrast to any image or element the user mouses over.

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    August 26th, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Gangnam Style

    For this week's challenge, we make the shift from MTV to YouTube with the first video to get 1 billion views: "Gangnam Style" by Psy. Love it or hate it, if you were online in 2012 you definitely saw it. And you can't deny it's got some great colors!

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    August 5th, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Take on Me

    This week, our color palette comes from the video for "Take on Me" by a-ha from 1985. The absence of color is a big part of the video but the crossover moments between the comic book world and the real world are filled with moody pastels.

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    July 27th, 2020

    Using robots.txt to prevent staging sites from indexing

    Going over the basics of the robots.txt and the solution to prevent your staging site from being indexed.

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    June 13th, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Bubbling

    This month we explore concepts that help us get our animation juices flowing. We are also provided resources to help us learn GSAP or level up your GSAP skills.

  • May 19th, 2020

    Knockout Text Video Background

    Knockout text overlaying a video background created using "mix-blend-mode: multiply;"

  • April 29th, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Handling User-Uploaded Images

    In this week's Challenge, we start with a set of very different user-uploaded avatars and it's our job to do something with them to bring them together nicely.

  • April 21st, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Image Hovers

    This week's challenge prompt was to design a hover effect for an image. I created a simple effect that will jiggle the jelly when it is moused over!

  • April 8th, 2020

    CodePen Challenge: Hero

    The goal here was to create a hero with at least one image. I decided to demonstrate how an image overlay can improve text readability. To show how well this works across a wide array of images, a reload button is included which keeps reloading new images from picsum!

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