I've been working for some time on revamping the user kind site and my portfolio with a fresh look and some fancy jQuery. Today I'm happy to launch User Kind 2.0. This was a design idea I had many years ago for a flash site that never came to fruition. After working with jQuery over the past year, I wanted to see how far i could push it to behave like a flash site. As it turns out I was able to acomplish everything I wanted (and more). The biggest hurdle was ie7 (surprise, surprise), but was eventually able to bend the code to work for most browsers.
The best thing that came out of this effort was what I learned in the process. jQuery is a truly powerful tool and is shaping the future of the web...I'm really looking forward to using it every chance I get.