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Thom Wetzel

Snowfall! An Experiment Using HTML5/CSS3

Posted December 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm / 1 comment

I cooked up a fun experiment using HTML5/CSS3 for the holidays. I call it Snowfall. It’s a screenful of falling snow for your enjoyment.

If you’re a huge nerd like me and a big fan of Star Wars, you can also use a special alternate set of snowflakes borrowed from Anthony Herrera’s set of Star Wars Snowflakes by going to Continue reading »

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I'm a software application developer based in Harrisburg, PA who loves to make stuff that works.

If you're looking for a freelance web/application developer to do nights and weekend work, give my resume a look, browse through my portfolio and drop me a line.

I'm also currently seeking fulltime employement, so if you're looking for a smart, hardworking developer for front-end, PHP or C# work in or around Harrisburg, PA I'd love to talk to you.

- Thom Wetzel

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