I stumbled across Brad Birdsall today, via a tweet by Chris Coyier:
— FonteiusCondimen (@condimen) December 12, 2011
Anyhow, Brad is front-end dev and is one of the folks that make the web design and dev community great. He learns stuff and he shares it with the rest of us. I dig that solution referenced above for button treatment and I really dig this lightweight mobile slider he released Swipe JS.