When you’re freelancing, you don’t have a supervisor or manager to tell you how good or bad of a job you’ve done with your work. So many-a-times, you’re left in a bit of an imaginary self-critique that makes you feel like a superstar.
After throwing in a reasonable chunk of creative wit in a design for one of my clients, I was surprised to see them reject it. Even though almost everyone I spoke with was very impressed (albeit partially to help me feel better), the client thought it wasn’t top notch.
For that reason, Idecided to invest many hours converting the design into XHTML & CSS (and much more to make it compatible with Internet Explorer) for everyone to use. I feel proud to contribute something to the beautiful open-source community.
I’ve tried my best to make it clean and future-proof, so you shouldn’t have any problems digging into the code and make your alterations.
This could be ideal for converting into a CMS theme (like WordPress).
- Built on the 960 Grid System: Therefore fully compatible and very easily changed for your needs
- Lightweight: Besides the three sample images used for the slideshow (you can place your own light-weight versions), all files amount to about 300kb
- Cufon font: Has a unique look with a non-system font
- jQuery Nivo slideshow: One of the coolest slideshows I’ve come across
- Social Media integration: Easy to add social media profiles and facilitate content going viral
- Sidebar UL CMS/widget-ready: Used ULs and LIs for the content of the sidebar which makes it easy to integrate with CMSs and any web applications using widgets
- js files: For cufon and the jQuery stuff
- images: Placeholders and social network icons
- css: 960 GS and the main one
You can use it in anyway you want, and link backs are highly appreciated, but certainly not mandatory.