Create a diagonal rotation with CSS transitions

One of the hardest tasks any designer undertakes is the creation of his or her own site. It has to be interesting, informative, unique and show the work well. All this while satisfying the toughest critic, yourself. The pressure I put on myself while building was so enormous it took seven years to actually launch a site. After 20 or so starts, one actually launched. What set it apart for me was a combination of simple design, extreme focus and technical interest. However, I’m proudest of the diagonal rotating portfolio and that’s what I’d like to share with you.

I wanted to spend some time on an element that had some technical challenge and integrated well with the site. The diagonal rotating portfolio brought the excitement of taking on a new challenge and paired it with an overall fun way to display content without sacrificing usability. One of the restraints removed from a personal site is dealing with older browsers. Your past work speaks to your ability to code for the IE7s of the world, so your site can really experiment with what’s fresh. So, let’s dig in and create a diagonal rotation with CSS3 and jQuery.

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