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Jarrod Medrano

Jarrod Medrano

Jarrod has lent his extensive experience in web design, HTML, CSS and more to Portent for over 6 years.

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Jarrod Medrano //  18 Aug, 2008

Does Web 2.0 still look good? Did it ever?

Web 2.0 was sighted at a local party last evening. Many who attended expressed that he was ‘Not as cool as we remembered.’   Recently I was poking around a few design blogs and noticed something interesting. It seems like the trends and styles that were so popular only a year ago are starting to… Read More

Jarrod Medrano //  3 Aug, 2008

A Firefox Quirk You May Not Be Aware Of

When I was making some updates to the Portent Blog, I came across a strange problem. Whenever I highlighted the text with my cursor, I would get no visual feedback showing me what I had highlighted. I’ve actually run across this on a couple of other sites, which is why I thought I should share… Read More

Jarrod Medrano //  18 Jul, 2008

How to Design Your Site Like It’s 1999

The internet today is filled with tutorials on how to design your web site ‘web 2.0′ style. I thought it would be fun to teach you some of the horrible design trends from the past. So I invite you to return to a simpler time, a time when people still listened to TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’… Read More

Jarrod Medrano //  25 Apr, 2008

Create Rusty Metal Text in Photoshop: Tutorial

Recently I was looking for a way to make some cool rusted metal text in Photoshop, and after searching through a few metal text tutorials on Google I decided that all of them were garbage. So I messed around for a while and created my own.

Jarrod Medrano //  7 Apr, 2008

Actionscript 3 Particles Tutorial

  Today I’m going to show you how to do something a little more fun than usual. We’re going to be making a simple particle system in Flash CS3. Subscribe to my RSS feed on Veoh  Actionscript 3 Particles Tutorial Part One Actionscript 3 Particles Tutorial Part Two

Jarrod Medrano //  25 Mar, 2008

Advanced Actionscript 3 Preloader

Watch me do my best Bob Ross impression while teaching you how to create a preloader in Actionscript 3. No happy trees included. Video after the jump!

Jarrod Medrano //  11 Mar, 2008

Embedding Flash the Smart Way with SWFObject

There are several ways to embed Flash on a web page – some are better than others. Here’s the one we’ve found to work best: First, you’ll need to go to the SWFObject home page to download the javascript. You can also read up on SWFObject here. The example html included inside the zip file… Read More