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Inspiration can be a fickle thing. Most designers, when lacking ideas, turn to design galleries to find ideas. But there are a few problems with that approach. The most obvious is that when taking inspiration from similar mediums, there’s a fine line between “inspired by” and “copied”. To some extent, looking at established website designs can also be somewhat limiting, especially if you’re looking for a fresh solution to a problem.
Finding Inspiration in Uncommon Sources: 12 Places to Look »
Make your MooTools Code Shorter, Faster, and Stronger »
In this interesting article, you will take a deeper look at the sequence of events that take place when you visit a URL. After reading you will say to yourself "I did not know that!"
What really happens when you navigate to a URL »
When designing for a webpage there is a full set of new problems to overcome. You are dealing with an audience that has different screen sizes and platforms. There is a way a designer must work to take all of this into consideration while designing a page that it easily viewed in all different platforms. You can not assume that all of your viewers are using the same equipment you are; even the speed of connection should come into mind when you are designing.
Typography on WordPress Blogs – What You Need to Know »
In this article you will get the opportunity to take a deep look at 7 impressive, concrete, real-life CSS3 effects and techniques that you can implement in your next design.
6 Smashingly Practical CSS3 Effects You Can Use Right Now »
"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. SixRevisions have put together a collection of how websites are successfully using "coming soon" pages.
25 Beautiful Examples of “Coming Soon” Pages »
In this post, Smashing Magazine present an overview of useful CSS/jQuery coding tips, tricks and techniques for visual effects, layouts and web form design to help you find solutions to the problems you are dealing with or will have to deal with in future.
50 Useful Coding Techniques (CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and Forms) »
Often the most memorable ones are those that are simplistic. Instead of relying on detailed graphics and icons, these minimal logos rely on creative typography, simple shapes, and clever negative space to tell the story.
Here is a showcase of 30 minimal logo designs that say more with less.
30 Minimal Logo Designs that Say More with Less »
In this brief tutorial, you will be shown how to programmatically get Digg, Delicious and Tweet counts for a specific URL using jQuery. You will be able to style this data however you like using CSS. And the best part is that you can do this without depending on any server side code.
How To Get Digg, Delicious and Tweet Counts Using jQuery »
BubbleUP is a fun and easy plugin to get you started in jQuery. The effect is a nice starting point for learning the basics and many of the steps involved in creating other more intricate plugins you will make in the future. With this plugin, images in a list will enlarge with a smooth animation when you move your mouse over it. Then, if you move the mouse out, it will reset to the original size with the same smooth animation.
Learning jQuery: Your First jQuery Plugin, “BubbleUP” »
You can learn how to create a Mac-like multi-level dropdown menu that has been created using border-radius, box-shadow, and text-shadow. It renders perfectly on Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The dropdown also works on non-CSS3 compitable browsers such as IE7+, but the rounded corners and shadow will not be rendered.
CSS3 Dropdown Menu Tutorial »
In this tut you will learn how to build an HTML5 web template, using some of the new features brought by CSS3 and jQuery, with the scrollTo plug-in.
Coding a CSS3 & HTML5 One-Page Website Template »
Here is a cool Photoshop tutorial to create a 3D product box. This tutorial requires the Adobe Photoshop CS4 extended edition. Otherwise you will not have access to the cool 3d features and menus that this product offers.
Creating A Cool 3D Product Box Right Inside Adobe Photoshop »
In this tutorialyou will be learning how to create a Les Paul Electric Guitar Vector Image in Adobe Illustrator. This is a really in depth tutorial, in an attempt to cater for the needs of people who are not confident in Illustrator.
Create a Les Paul Guitar in Illustrator »
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