Author Archives: Alex Vera

Animating with jQuery

I was approached a few months ago by our company’s marketing team, asking for some sort of animated graphic to put on the company website. They were thinking a gif would look interesting and eye-catching to users. They weren’t wrong, … Continue reading

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Fluid Web Design Demo

“Mobilize” is one of my latest works, showcasing a fluid framework adaptable to a multitude of devices. It utilizes various web technologies, which include HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and many more. The theme is simple and clean, focusing on premium newspaper … Continue reading

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Tech savvy vs. User-friendly

Tech savvy and user-friendly are terms that should be used collectively, but instead get thrown around in the hopes of progressing the ever-growing “Web 2.0”. As a designer, I pride myself on creating new ideas, and applying those ideas into … Continue reading

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2011 Reina de Reinas

I’ve been volunteering with the Club Social Ecuatoriano de Tampa, Inc. since 1998, when I was a kid. Over the years, the organization has changed drastically, reinventing itself in newer and more creative ways. One of the ways this organization … Continue reading

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Finding and Buying the Right Car

A couple of months ago, I committed myself to finding the right car. I was the proud owner of an ’89 BMW, but with the all the maintenance needing to be done, I figured I would be investing a considerable … Continue reading

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Minaret Editor-in-Chief ‘Mails It In’

When I came to the University of Tampa in fall 2007, I was shy, wanting to just fit in. It was a new environment for me — making new friends and juggling both school and work. Despite what seemed to … Continue reading

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Editorial: Keeping Green with Sustainability

Over the past few years, society has been swayed through advertising and pop culture. When Madonna began studying Kabbalah bracelets, people followed it as a fashion trend. In the same aspect, “going green” has also pulsated to being not only … Continue reading

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Editorial: Journalism Major Introduced This Fall

In the fall, the university will add a journalism major to its list of programs and degrees. During my four years at UT, I have seen a growth in interest surrounding communications, film, public relations, and advertising. Students have also … Continue reading

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Editorial: SMART Texts Unseen, Campus Uninformed in Emergencies

“Chime, chime” sounds your phone and on it reads a text message, “Alert: There is a tornado warning. For your safety, please remain indoors.” Well, this was the type of message the University of Tampa should have received during last … Continue reading

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Editorial: Deadlines Lessen Time Available to Students To Gather Funds

Facing Fall 2011 both in and out of school may seem like a challenge to many existing and prospective students. For graduating seniors, May 7 is an end to a memorable four years quickly followed by a slap in the … Continue reading

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