This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.19

This is our weekly Twitter Design News Round-Up, a collection of fresh design related resources that we have shared via Twitter in the past week.
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Free Minimalist Premium WordPress Theme – The Structure Theme

Twitter Design NewsThe awesome Structure Theme has been professionally designed with modern minimalistic aesthetics in mind. In doing so, the theme adopts the style of the content and images added to the site. The theme comes packaged with four optional versions of the original, there is a white version, black version, two column blog version and a single column blog version.

Best 15 Places to Get Quality Flash Components

Twitter Design NewsFlash sometimes makes websites look cool, attractive and times professional. Flash development, compared to CSS, can be fairly time consuming, and can also be difficult. In this post, from webappers, they have compiled a list of the 15 best places to buy high flash components, and help Flash developers reduced wasted development time.

100+Texturas/Textures – Upperx

Twitter Design NewsUpperx is a collection of textures from the metallic doors at Barcelona's Poblenou, an old industrial neighborhood now in full transformation. These doors, now old, oxidized and full of graffitti, are being replaced by luxury glass doors giving way to office buildings, business centers, etc.
This type of resource, both highly unique and rare, gives you a chance to put a little bit of history into your designs. It would be nice if there were more resources like this.

New free twitter icon set! –

Twitter Design NewsThis is new free Twitter icon set has been designed by Helen Gizi (, and you can download them in both vector and .png formats (80×80px and 128×128px).

25+ stunning examples of High Speed Photography

Twitter Design NewsHigh speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena, usually at a very high rate of more than 5000 frames/second.
Although some blurring can be effective in communicating a sense of high-speed motion, some photographers want the subject to be frozen in time to get some pretty special photographic effects, as can be seen in the 25 examples showcased in this article.

Advanced Event Timeline With PHP, CSS & jQuery

Twitter Design NewsIn this tutorial you will learn how to develop an Advanced Event Timeline with the help of PHP, MySQL, CSS and jQuery, that will display a pretty time line with clickable events.

12 Free attractive Coming Soon pages

Twitter Design NewsIt is important to inform potential visitors when your site will be up and running. A personalized coming soon page typically has the option for visitors to sign up for email updates, subscribe to RSS, connect with you on social media networks.
In this articel they have listed three html templates and nine themes and plugins for wordpress, to personalize your landing pages

Top 20 Photo Sharing sites

Twitter Design NewsPhoto sharing services make sharing, organizing and storing digital photos convenient, safe, easy and most importantly fun. Through online photo albums, friends and family can connect by sharing pictures of good times, important events and special occasions. in this article, there is a list of 20 Photo sharing websites, with each having various features.

Design a Light WordPress Theme in Photoshop

Twitter Design NewsIn this tutorial you will learn how to create a clean (white) wordpress theme with a web 2.0 look and feel.

70+ Promising Resources and Tutorials Especially For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In December

Twitter Design NewsThis has to be the biggest title for any article EVER! If I had put together an article of this magnitude, I would have probably called it by the exact same name, it sums it up perfectly.
I do love these round-ups from Smashingapps, it doesn't matter what type of designer you are, you will always find at least a dozen amazing resources you will love.

Website Performance: What To Know and What You Can Do

Twitter Design NewsWebsite performance is a hugely important topic, so much so that the big companies of the Web are obsessed with it. For the Googles, Yahoos, Amazons and eBays, slow websites mean fewer users and less happy users and thus lost revenue and reputation.
You can do innumerable things to make a website perform well, and much of it requires in-depth knowledge and boring testing and research. That said, you can do a lot of things without having to pay someone to point out the obvious, and this post sums up a few useful tips for your site.

40+ Excellent GIMP Tutorials for Designers

Twitter Design NewsGimp or the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free and powerful graphic editor, that is seen as the obvious alternative to Photoshop. The tutorials in this articles are of different variety, so it is advisable to read through the article to ensure that you haven’t missed any useful technique that may help you in your designs.

40+ Stunning and Inspiring Website and Blog Footers

Twitter Design NewsLooking at footers created by other designers websites and blogs can be inspiring and it may help you get ideas on what will fit into your our own footer section. This article showcases more than 40 great looking footers and should be enough to keep you inspired.

Fabulous Fine Art Photography By Max Ash

Twitter Design NewsMax Ash takes astonishing and evocative photographs of natural landscapes. Here are a few of his works from his collection titled “Echoes” .

Satoshi – A Free Clean and Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Twitter Design News
Satoshi is the ideal theme for portfolio sites. The download file includes all of the source code, the fully layered PSD file, and instructions about how to install and configure the theme.

20 Free Office Stuff Icon Sets For Your Design

Twitter Design NewsIn this post, the author, has hand-picked 20 of the most popular and beautiful office style icon sets that could be used in your next design.

30 Best Movie Posters of 2009

Twitter Design NewsIn the article, from instantShift, they have collected 30 of the Best Cinematic Poster Arts all from 2009 films. A great selection, all are very creative and dare to be different, my favorite is District 9.

Self Taught vs. Formal Education with Showcase of Design Schools

Twitter Design NewsThese days, Google plays a relatively big part in 'answering' questions. Teachers and lecturers have practically been replaced, as more and more students and people in general have turned to Google for answers and information. This is particularly the case in the area of web design and development. After all, educational and informative websites, blogs and forums litter the World Wide Web in abundance. So why should you spend thousands of dollars on University fees, when you could be learning it for free?

Pictodeck Icon Set: Over 700 Free Pictograms for Keynote

Twitter Design NewsPictodeck, a set of over 700 pictograms in vector format designed specifically for Keynote. That means you can rescale them to any size you desire without any loss in quality. All of the icons also support transparency. The set was created by Aaron Richard and are available for download from Noupe.

Styling a Poem with Advanced CSS Selectors – Web Designer Notebook

Twitter Design NewsCSS3 selectors offer endless possibilities of targeting specific HTML elements without the need of extra markup (which was already possible with previous versions of CSS). In this tutorial, the author chooses to style the popular nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” using advanced CSS selectors, all in less than 5 minutes! And it looks awesome.

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