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Instagram Slick Slider

This is something I’ve been seeing on a few automotive websites that I’ve wanted to replicate in some fashion. Initially I wondered if there was a WordPress plugin out there for this, and there is. Unfortunately, they all suck though. So I decided to make my own version of it. First, you will need to […]

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Messaging System + Profile Pictures

The next feature that I’m EXTREMELY proud of, despite it still needing a lot of work, is the messaging system. This system brought about a lot of changes and a lot of challenges, but it was so much fun to make. The initial idea was to create something similar to Facebook Messenger, but to integrate […]

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ArMS 2.0 Menu Icons

This one is a bit shorter, but it had a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the software. It was kind of hard to pinpoint what was missing at first, but after bouncing around between other software pieces such as Asana and Bitbucket and then playing around in Dribbble it hit me […]

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ArMS 2.0 Dashboard Improvements

As I continued to work with ArMS and continued to listen to our customers, many of them were asking if it were possible to create shortcuts to some of the menu items and place them on the dashboard. Of course it is. But what I quick found out was that not everybody wanted the same […]

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ArMS 2.0

At Arete Software we have a product which we use as a core starting platform for our customer’s projects. This product has come a very long way since I first started at Arete. Below you can see an example of what the old login screen looked like and what the current login screen looks like. […]

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Animated Diagonal SVG

While working on the design for Nich Estes’ website, I had an idea that I would make a unique hover feature that I’d never seen before. With that came a few challenges, such as whether to use SMIL animations which are being antiquated or to use CSS animations that I’d define myself.¬†Well, I tried both […]

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