This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.05

Week five of our weekly Twitter design resource round-up. This post showcases the best design related links that we have found and Tweeted in the past week. We love new, fresh and original resources. It could be something inspirational, a cool tutorial, a great and useful resource, or even just a damn good read. If you have any cool links that meet this criteria, to not hesitate to send them to us here: Submit News.
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Crucial Rules to Follow When Designing a Logo

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Along with much needed practice, there are a few crucial rules to take into account when aiming towards a design that will effectively portray your clients identity while structuring their brand(s). In this you’ll find yourself glaring at a few crucial rules to follow when designing an effective logo.

Search Results Design: Best Practices and Design Patterns

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The search results page is the prime focus of the search experience, and can make or break a site’s conversion rates. Therefore, bridging the gap between a user and the content or products they seek is a crucial factor in the success of any large website.
In this article, you’ll look at a number of trends and practices incorporated on a variety of websites.

Making A Slick Content Slider

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Web masters constantly search for ways to optimize the way content is presented on their sites. With the advent of terms like “above the fold” it is ever so important to provide eye-catching and functional user interfaces.
In this cool tutorial youare going to make a slick content slider, using jQuery and the MopSlider plugin.
View The demo here: Slick Content Slider Demo.

9 Top CSS Essential Skills That Every Web designer Should Learn

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If you’re learning CSS from scratch, you’ve probably viewed a lot of techniques, tricks and tutorials. In this post, the author, has compiled 9 CSS skills that every web designer should learn.

Cool Beer Ads – Budweiser

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This is number 4 in an ongoing beer advertising series from Abduzeedo. This week they focus on Budweiser, with ads from the 60s all the way up to there recent advertising campaigns.

Free Keep Fit Vectors – Give Your Designs a Workout!

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Give your designs a workout with this free Wii Fit inspired vector pack, featuring a range of silhouette graphics in various bendy and stretchy yoga poses. Files include Adobe Illustrator AI CS4 and EPS version 10 for easy use in your favourite vector editing application.

30 Beautiful Custom PC Case Designs

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Have you ever dreamed of having a beautifully designed computer? If you answered "yes", this collection of striking and unique custom desktop PC cases may just inspire you into modifying or building your own rig.

Why is Loading So Much Faster?

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Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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Now web designers and developers can join the iPhone app party without having to learn Cocoa's Objective-C programming language. You can write iPhone apps quickly and efficiently using your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This book shows you how with lots of detailed examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on exercises.

WordPress Membership Plugins

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On this site you'll find reviews of the best WordPress Membership Scripts. The detail involved in this analysis is amazing. Well worth bookmarking.

DesignBump 404 – PAGE NOT FOUND

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We have all seen the posts: "The Best of 404 Pages", and all that. This one from, Design Bump, is my favorite. I have no idea how I found this page, but I am delighted I did. Very, very funny. If you have a spare 5 minutes have a look for yourselves.

Different Methods for Choosing Color Schemes in Web Design

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One of the most challenging aspects of design for many web designers is color selection. The color scheme of a site can have a huge impact on the overall look of the site, and it will have an impact on visitors as well. There are a number of different methods that can be used for finding the right color scheme for a particular project, and in this post we will look at several of those methods.

69 Free (or low cost) Tools to Improve Your Website

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Official Google Blog: Translate your website with Google: Expand your audience globally

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Google have a new website translator gadget powered by Google Translate that enables you to make your site's content available in 51 languages. Now, when people visit your page, if their language (as determined by their browser settings) is different than the language of your page, they'll be prompted to automatically translate the page into their own language. If the visitor's language is the same as the language of your page, no translation banner will appear.

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