Alex Turnwall

designer + developer

Specializing in web design and brand strategy, infused with a little humanity.
Collaborating with startups, agencies and other great clients since 2007.
Currently teaching at Northeastern University.
(No longer accepting freelance work, sorry.)

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Blog

Photo + Video

New videos from Yelapa, Mexico

Earlier this year I traveled to Puerto Vallarta to take part in a friend’s wedding. Looking to extend the trip, I stumbled across the beautiful Casas Santa Cruz, promising a “Swiss Family Robinson” style retreat about forty minutes down the coast via water taxi. After spending a week in a resort for the wedding, these […]

Outdoors

Talking to a giant tanker from a little plastic boat

It’s kayaking season here in New England, and as I was returning to the water this year I realized I needed to reacquaint myself with VHF radio usage. So I’m going to share this story from last summer in hopes that it helps some other kayakers in a similar situation, as I haven’t found a ton of […]

Learn

Learn

Basic introduction to jQuery (Part 2)

This tutorial directly follows the previous “Basic Intro­duction to jQuery (Part 1)”, so start there if you haven’t seen it yet. Previously, we wrote a very simple jQuery function to make a pop-up box show up when we click on a button. Check out the Pen below to see what this looks like, as well as the […]

Learn

Basic introduction to jQuery (Part 3)

Part three of learning jQuery extends the last tutorial. This time, we’re going to add multiple methods inside a single function, and learn about condi­tional statements. At the end of the last tutorial, we built some pretty solid looking tooltips (and that same method can be used to make a whole bunch of pop-up-type devices, like […]