Portal Thingy: matthiaskretschmann.com
Just some self reference here. I’ve launched a slick new site under matthiaskretschmann.com today which has an absolute simple concept. It’s kind of a digital business card site for being digitally present under my name. Beside that it has Links to my social media stuff so it’s easier for you to stalk me. In the 90’s we probably would have called it a Portal.
For your learning pleasure I’ve let my comments in my jQuery file intact and you’ll also find the sources for code-parts where I didn’t wanted to invent the wheel again. Although slightly modified by me, this includes the code for the vCard popup bubble when hovering over the header (by jqueryfordesigner.com) and the text-resizing function (from dev-tips.com) .
That’s why some eye candy will not be displayed to Internet Explorer users (no big light spot and no hover effect on the header) and I hope Google will fix this soon. And following my own tradition Internet Explorer 6 and below users will get a big warning banner on top of the site.
For all other modern browsers beside those mentioned above the site should work well but you’ll get the best viewing experience with Safari, Firefox 3.1 or Opera (because of their text-shadow support).
With the concept of this little site I’ve kinda jumped on the bandwagon which obviously was started by Tim van Damme’s excellent small site under timvandamme.com.
I was just blown away by the smart concept when first seeing this site last year and immediately made some rough sketches and drafts for my own implementation of this concept. But sadly time was too short for a new personal side project so everything laid down until last week.
Another great version based on Tim’s concept was crafted by Mr. Foliage-O-Meter Rogie King under rogieking.com and there was also a nice little discussion about inspiration in Rogie’s blog after he had launched his site.