This Weeks Twitter Design News Roundup N.20

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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As always, if you have any cool links that you would like to share, do not hesitate to send them to us here: Submit News. Thanks to everyone that has been emailing.

If you would like to view the next Twitter Design News, click here: Twitter Design News Roundup N.21.

jQuery 1.4 API Cheat Sheet

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45 Powerful CSS/JavaScript-Techniques

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CSS and JavaScript are extremely powerful tools for designers and developers. However, sometimes it’s difficult to come up with the one excellent idea that would solve a problem that you are facing right now. Good news: almost every day designers and developers come up with fresh and clever CSS tricks and techniques and share them with other developers online. And in this article you will find 45 of them.

Create A jQuery Powered Author Box For WordPress

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In this tutorial you will be shown how to make a jQuery powered sliding author box for WordPress.
Using an author box in your blog can be a great way to tell your users a little about yourself and of course link to your personal/business website, you can fill out your author information from your WP Admin panel (Users > Authors & Users.)

The Problem With Drop Cap

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Creating drop caps is relatively simple, we style them in the early days using the <span> tag, then came the CSS selector where you can easily target the first letter of the paragraph using the :first-letter pseudo-element. Yes, creating drop caps is simple but to do it correctly is a different story.

Halftone Navigation Menu With jQuery & CSS3

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Providing an intuitive, yet eye-catching navigation on your site, is one of the ingredients for a great design. And with the performance improvements from newer browsers and with the rise of JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, it is becoming easier to include beautiful animations in your page designs.
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a CSS3 & jQuery halftone-style navigation menu, which will allow you to display animated halftone-style shapes in accordance with the navigation links, and will provide a simple editor for creating additional shapes as well.

10 Best Tutorials To Learn CSS3

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There are so many tutorials out there to increase the skills of web designers and web developers. Some popular browsers such as Firefox, Safari already support some CSS3 properties, and now the designer can finally implement CSS3 properties within there designs. In this post, the author shares some of his favorite tutorials, tips and tricks about CSS3.

Process of Redesigning N.Design

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This post will summarize everything about the new design for N.Design Studio, as well as show you the process images.

Curating Comments Threads

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Long comment threads on blog posts are a mixed blessing. It is great to have stirred up such great community discussion. But anything beyond, say, 20 comments is beginning to get beyond what anyone is willing to actually read.
The author shows you hot curate your comments by using the brand new Feature/Bury Comments plugin (WP 2.9 and newer only, by the way) that adds new clickable options when viewing comments in the Admin area.

Hipsterist WordPress Theme

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The Hipsterist WordPress Theme is an free, open source, trendy, highly customizable, and mutli-colored WordPress theme for version 2.7 and higher.

40 Excellent Websites Showcasing Expression Engine

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ExpressionEngine by EllisLab is a powerful, flexible content management system (CMS) that many designers (and their clients) love. The sites featured here show the flexibility of Expression Engine in their varying design and purpose.

Top 50 Design with Amazing Water Color Effects

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There is always room for a new and creative web design trend, and in recent months the use of water color effects have become more and more prominent. So, be ready to be inspired by following remarkable designs.

Top Flash Trends for 2010

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Another fresh new year is here. Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start. But if to look more closely into this, Year’s end is, per se, neither an end nor a beginning but a going on. The tendencies that were outlined in the past 2009 year will definitely be developing in 2010.
And in this post they discuss the latest trends in Flash technology that will enter the Flash fight arena and have every chance of being popular this year.

Na'vi Avatar Photo Manipulation

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This is a Photoshop tutorial showing you all the steps you need to take in order to photo-manipulate yourself into a Na'vi (based on the characters in James Cameron's movie "Avatar").

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

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One of the great things about designing with vector shapes is that any design, especially characters, can be developed out of basic shapes, giving a simple and stylized style. Let’s get busy with Adobe Illustrator and design a cute bear character and surrounding scenery in just two colours, ready for use as a cool t-shirt design.

Create a student character mascot with Adobe Illustrator

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This is an intermediate Illustrator tutorial level where you can learn how to create a vector student character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator. The techniques can easily be applied to other character design, illustrations or icons.

20 Super Clean Fonts Perfect for Minimal Style Design

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Finding the right typeface or font for a design can be a tricky process. So it’s good to have a nice selection of fonts at your disposal. Here are 20 free fonts that are super clean and would be great to use in your next minimal style design.

Newsletter Design: 50+ Great Examples

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A good newsletter campaign can be a great way to inform your subscribers of all your company’s latest news, products and specials. In this post you will see some great examples of newsletter designs from various online companies.

31 Incredible Comic Book Cover Art Samples

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Comic books are close to many a designers’ hearts. These days, they have become even more sophisticated and expressive from when you first may experienced them as kids.
So to keep your inspiration going, the author of this post has collected a series of breathtaking comic book cover designs, both past and present.

Google Docs to allow storage of any type of file

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Google is opening up its Docs hosted office productivity suite so that users can store any type of file in it, giving the popular software-as-a-service product an important online storage component.
The functionality will be rolled out over the coming weeks to all Docs users, both the ones who use the stand-alone suite as well as those who use it as part of the broader communication and collaboration Apps suite for organizations.

Try Android 2.1 on Windows

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Recently in our post we told that half of LG Smartphones will feature the Android OS. So, is Android OS suitable for you? Wouldn't you want to test it before buying an Android Device? In this tutorial you will learn how to install Android on either Windows, Mac or Linux.

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