Self-design is a masochistic endeavor. I was so unsure about the quality of this design that I almost didn’t publish it. But I grew a pair and put it online. And it managed to garner a pretty high-level design award, and was featured on many site showcases. Lesson learned.
When I made this in 2009, all-jQuery sites weren’t as prevalent. Didn’t know I was breaking new ground as I consider myself a hack programmer. I dabble at best. But I also believe that you can’t call yourself an interactive designer if you have no idea how code works.