As some of you have hopefully noticed, I’ve been working on adding some animations to Site Sketch 101 when some of the navigation links are clicked to browse the site.  If you haven’t noticed them yet, simply click the home link at the top of this page.

I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Do you like it, love it, or hate it? What do you think would be a neat animation to see at Site Sketch 101?

I’ve recently been pushing myself to learn jQuery, the write less, do more Javascript library, and along with that study has come the discovery of the amazing power of jQuery. I feel like I’ve been living in a bomb shelter since I was born and this week I’ve climbed out the hatch and discovered the world.

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript. Taken from

I’ve designed the animations at Site Sketch 101 to degrade gracefully in older browsers. In other words, the animations are built so that when a user loads the site and their browser doesn’t support all of the features that I’ve included, then it simply doesn’t show up. When a user running Internet Explorer 6 clicks a link at Site Sketch 101, they simply won’t see that animation and the click should go through as usual… At least that’s the goal.

As I’ve been working on adding these animations, I’ve grown to feel sorry for folks who use antiquated browsers. If you’re not using a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 9 then you’re missing the full online experience.

If you like what you see at Site Sketch 101 and would like to have an animation, a functionality or some other customized experience or feature at your site, please get in touch with me. I’d be happy to help.

As an additional bonus, I have a bit more spare time since my discharge from the Army just over two months ago, so I’m also willing right now to work on your budget. Don’t worry about what I normally charge for a service. If you need coaching, banners, or anything mentioned above, let me know your budget and let’s make it work. In fact, I might even be willing to allow the barter system if you have some links, tweets or something else of value.

Nicholas Cardot

About Nicholas Cardot

It's my personal quest to enable every person that I can to unlock that dormant potential concerning their online influence. Also, I'm a geek.


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