The Pokeaim Project
Joey Sciarrone aka "PokeaimMD" is a popular YouTube personality. I had the wonderful opportunity to build a website for him. The design choice that I wanted to go with was 'clean'. In this case 'clean' means more than just error-free markup and proper styling practices. I wanted to make something that Joey could show to fans as well as potential sponsors in the future. First off I had to create a semantic layout using HTML5 tags and CSS3. Then inspiration stuck. I decided I wanted to make a pokeball animation go on the front banner, opening up to reveal the menu behind it. Then I had to work on the merchandise section. I cropped out all the images from his teespring platform and applied a transparent background so that I could produce a shadow effect later on. After getting access to all my images, I sorted them into a database by product family and color. After this I created a navigation menu with AJAX so that users do not have to load in every single image when the page loads. The trickest part was getting the YouTube Data API to work with my application. I hope that it's easier to use in the future!