A couple of days ago our follower count crossed over the 10,000 mark – which is simply awesome! A little flattering, but awesome all the same. Thanks to everyone that follows us.
Anyway this is our weekly Twitter Design News Round-Up, a collection of fresh design related resources that I have shared via Twitter in the past week.
Just in case you are not one of my Twitter followers, click here: twitter.com/speckyboy, and you’ll be kept up to date.
As always, if you have any cool links that you would like to share, do not hesitate to share them here: Submit News. Thanks to everyone that has been emailing.
Once in a while there is a design article published that simply blows you away – and this is one of them!
The BBC website is probably my favourite website, well its certainly the site I visit the most. I follow daily its world, tech and science news updates and its Football section is set as my homepage (I am sorry to say that its Football first, design second). If you were to stand back and evaluate the BBCs web site ,not only as a designer but also as a user, you would be hard pushed to find anyother site better, making it the best web site in the world… it really is.
Anyway, this article from the BBCs Internet Blog describes how after ten fast growing years online they decided to embark on an ambitious project, called Global Visual Language 2.0, with the aim of unifying the visual and interaction design of bbc.co.uk and its mobile website.
Hyperlinks (or links) connect Web pages. They are what make the Web work, enabling us to travel from one page to the next at the click of a button. As Web Standardistas put it, “without hypertext links the Web wouldn’t be the Web, it would simply be a collection of separate, unconnected pages.”. So without links, we’d be lost. We look for them on the page when we want to venture further. Sure, we pause to read a bit, but inevitably we end up clicking a link of some sort.
Credibility on the web is not easily earned. To be a successful designer, you need people to recognize you as skilled, competent and professional. When someone needs something designed they turn to you because you’ve proven yourself to them as capable and reliable. That’s web cred!
A lot of perennial attention is given to the use and evangelism of CSS frameworks. By “CSS framework,” we don’t mean Blueprint or 960, but rather SASS, xCSS, and Less. These are also referred to as CSS “metaframeworks,” but the distinction between them and Blueprint lies in the distinction between form and function.
The Sign Scene is a newly launched site that showcases the cool, the funky, the weird and the funny side to streets signs and billboards.
The Sign Scene is the perfect place for sign makers to display their work. Whether it is simple paper signs or elaborate metal storefront signs they’d like to see it displayed.
"Coming soon" pages are a great way to tide over your visitors until you finish your new website. They can be used as a teaser for your future website, or places to simply put your information where people can get to it while you are under digital construction. We are going to look at a collection of how websites are successfully using "coming soon" pages.
This button consists of three parts: a container, the little button and the longer button. The two inner parts have absolute positioning. With jQuery, we enlarge the long button and change the colors of the small one.
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