running locomotive.js with node-dev

Right now I’m spending a lot of hours getting to know node.js and it’s an amazing new world. However, I tripped over a little stepping stone on the way to enlightenment. Currently I’m experimenting with the locomotive.js MVC framework and I wanted to run it with node-dev, a little command line application, that automatically restarts the node server whenever a file in the application has been changed. Continue reading “running locomotive.js with node-dev”

WordPress Page Excerpt Widget

I have created a little WordPress plugin in the shape of a widget, which allows the user to display an excerpt of a page in a sidebar area of their choice. It in fact now is online in the WordPress Plugin repository: Page Excerpt Widget. Feel free to test and rate it! Continue reading “WordPress Page Excerpt Widget”

drawing and ducks

I’m proud to say I have interesting friends, who are making their days count. That’s why I want to create a small series of videos that show aspects of their lives.
I’ll start off with my girlfriend Ieva, who both is passionate and talented at drawing and painting.
This first episode shows her current favourite spot in our new city, Odense.

Let’s call it a day: Drawing and Ducks from Jonathan M. Hethey on Vimeo.

blender progressing towards professional field

Open Source Software is often looked down upon by the creative industry. I just wanted to share this little showreel by the Blender Foundation and show some of the great stuff that has been realised with it.
Also in the next open movie project, visual effects will be the focus, a quite exciting attempt and a little declaration of war towards Adobes After Effects.

A programmers motivated application

application web developer

I applied for some more studies today and for that cause I created a little motivated application I would like to share with you. Who ever proclaimed, that only designers can make some creative applications was wrong. I dug out my inDesign skills and make a little something myself, a PDF with actually working PHP code (yay, big deal)! Check out the PDF! Continue reading “A programmers motivated application”

glowing hover menu with jQuery

A little can sometimes make all the difference. Especially in minimalist layouts a little effect can add the desired spice. Now the effect for this little tutorial is probably very well known from abduzeedo.com, where it animates the main navigation. Now let’s go and see how we can implement this effect as cross-browser as possible with jQuery.

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