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Jake Rocheleau (103 Posts)

About: Jake Rocheleau is a passionate web designer and social media entrepreneur. He is frequently researching the latest trends in digital design and new-age Internet ideas. He's also an advocate for the social media revolution - follow his updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.
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The Benefits of Teamwork in a Startup Environment

Working to build a startup from the very beginning requires dedication and seemingly endless weeks of hard work. There are very few success stories revolving around a single entrepreneur, as most great innovations require teamwork. There are different associations between the size and focus of any team division. But it’s crucial to understand that each workspace is different with their…

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Working as a Freelancer with No Speed Limit

There are so many people working freelance jobs online that it’s almost become a revolution of new media. You can graduate fresh out of high school and start working on freelance gigs almost immediately. There is plenty of money to be earned, plus you can still educate yourself along the way. I read a very interesting article discussing how there’s…

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JavaScript Code Debugging for Beginners

Scripting has become an entire class of web development unto itself. With modern day libraries prominently including jQuery we are seeing more HTML/CSS developers taking an interest in coding JavaScript. Admittedly it can be tough to handle at first, especially when it comes to JavaScript code debugging. How you deal with bugs and errors is a true sign for your…

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Key Elements for a Successful Mobile User Experience

Many graphics designers are moving towards the popular trend in mobile apps. You can design some incredible native applications and mobile web interfaces by working with well-deserved techniques. The best mobile experience should function as quickly and effortlessly as possible. In this article I want to introduce some important elements for any mobile design. You’ll have to consider many situations…

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Basic Usability Ideas for Intuitive Design

I have always loved playing with different interfaces and determining what feels natural vs what feels awkward or difficult. Web designers do not always sit down to consider just how important the user experience can be. You want to provide the simplest path for new users to achieve one goal to the next. In this article I want to share…

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Website Navigation Trends for Various Layouts

There are always some key aspects in designing a website which you have to give full attention. Site navigation is one of these important features which is found in every single layout design. Nav links generally lead to the most important pages in your website and help visitors get around quicker. You’ll often find these above-the-fold where the page cuts…

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Using Web Design to Solve Creative Problems

Our modern technology has come about from centuries of human evolution. Even before computers we were using cars to get around and radio/television to broadcast media across large areas of the population. Now that the Internet is so well adopted in most areas of the world the field of web design has become a booming industry. Every company and their…

Utilizing jQuery UI Animations for Neat Page Effects

If you’re familiar developing in JavaScript then you must know about jQuery. It’s an extremely powerful library allowing you to write much simpler code and express the same end result. This trend has split off into a few sister projects, one of which being the jQuery UI Library. This script allows developers to quickly animate with precision using custom functions….

Important Tips for Managing a New Tech Startup

The tech scene has recently seen booming innovation more than we’ve ever seen before. Startups inside the industry are full of young talent searching for an audience. And it’s no surprise that the current state of our Internet is managed by such a few top-ranking social networking sites. Over time we will adapt to the value of the Internet and…

How Developers can Take Advantage of Social Media

Working in the field of web development has a much different feel than graphics design. The work is more task-oriented and requires a higher level of concentration and detail. Not to mention bug fixes, maintenance, or getting sites running live on a web server. It seems the job of a designer is more creative and freeform. This holds true for…

Creating a Mobile Web Application with Meta Tags

Advancing trends for the mobile web are slowly blurring the line between Internet websites and native applications. Lately there have been many updates to mobile operating systems and web browsers with more capable rendering engines. This means we can work openly with webkit CSS3 effects and even many bits of jQuery code. However a lot of the customization for mobile…