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Jay Zawrotny
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I'm a Web Designer & Developer living in Michigan right now. I go to Kendall College of Art & Design with the hopes of getting a degree in Interactive Design. Oh and some friends and I started http://pixelfist.com/ so that's a thing.
I'm a Web Designer & Developer living in Michigan right now. I go to Kendall College of Art & Design with the hopes of getting a degree in Interactive Design. Oh and some friends and I started http://pixelfist.com/ so that's a thing.

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A new job offer came in working for a startup. I'm excited!
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Been reading Designing for Emotion by A Book Apart. It's definitely what my previous works have been missing and my more recent ones are starting to touch on.
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Hmm... been thinking how to create a decent parallax plugin for that diving site I posted here earlier. I figured out there's 2 critical parts to it to make it work & feel well to the users:

1.) The motion needs to be handled with physics. There needs to be velocity & acceleration so when the user stops scrolling the 3 layers (background, middle-ground, and foreground) keep moving but slow down to a stop. Shouldn't need to be more than 0.5 - 0.8 seconds to come to a stop. Maybe even less. That should make the motion feel smoother & more natural to the user.

2.) The speed at which the three layers move need to be related somehow. I'm hoping there's an equation out there for calculating the relative speed in a parallax based on the hypothetical distance between each layer. This should help make the effect much more convincing to the user.

I'll probably make this a jQuery plugin since I intend to use that library on the site anyway.
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Ahhh finally got a good night sleep. That really makes all the difference in the world!
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On second thought maybe I'm just over-thinking things again. I should just relax.
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You know what I'd love to do if I had time? Put my mind, body, and soul in harmony . Everything feels so messed up right now.
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What makes someone leave a website?
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I like that! I generally try to spread kindness accross the web to subtract from the hatred hurried within.
Before you speak.... THINK

T - is it TRUE?
H - is it HELPFUL?
I - is it INSPIRING?
N - is it NECESSARY?
K - is it KIND?

Stolen from my sister-in-law's Facebook page
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You ever think life is a positive/negative cyclic pattern where it's just a repeating pattern of slightly off-balanced highs and lows trying to reach an unobtainable equilibrium? I ask because the new season of Futurama is available on Netflix and I have pizza which is contributing to making the evening quite pleasant which either means it's because of a recent low or it's yet to come.
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Oh yeah! I have a dribbble invite and 2 forrst invites if you're interested. http://dribbble.com and http://forrst.com/ is their respective websites.

Just link to your portfolio and I'll take a look.
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