Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.58)
This is our weekly column in which we share our favorites posts, articles and resources with our readers all from last week.
Why restrict your layout so that it can fit into this 960gs? A grid is supposed to help you in design, not to limit your creativity. The 978 grid is not just about increasing the page width, but to loosen the gutter space so users can read it more comfortably.
The Simpler CSS Grid →
Louis Lazaris, from impressivewebs.com, has created a few charts showing CSS3 support in IE9 Beta. The list does not include every conceivable CSS3 property or selector, he has stuck to the well-known stuff, and he also included a list of pseudo-selectors and pseudo-elements. Useful stuff.
CSS3 Support in Internet Explorer 9 →
There are a wide variety of tools and techniques which can drastically improve the speed at which we code. Particularly during time-sensitive settings, even a savings of a few seconds per iteration can add up substantially over the course of the month. In this article you will be shown ten methods for coding faster.
9 Ways to Instantly Code Faster →
Paul Maloney has created a WordPress Cheat Sheet with pretty much everything you would want to know whilst designing and developing a WordPress theme. The sheet is available in .JPG and .PDF formats.
WordPress Cheatsheet: What You Need To Know In One Sheet →
Quovolver is a simple plugin for jQuery that takes a group of quotes and displays them on your page in an elegant way.
Quovolver – a simple jQuery plugin for revolving quotes →
Tile5 – HTML5 Mapping and Tiling →
The WordPress Manual Plugin (premium) is a comprehensive WordPress manual that you can give to your clients that provides them with a professionally produced manual on how to use their content management system through both videos and a written tutorials.
WordPress Manual Plugin – Video Tutorials For Your Clients (Premium) →
DroidCon is a two day barcamp and conference exploring all aspects of developing for Android mobile devices. It is being held in London on the 28th to the 29th of October.
The idea behind this mini wireframe kit is to give you just the essential shapes for web wireframing. For everything else you can use natively Fireworks because Fireworks itself is great tool for prototyping and wirefriming.
Fireworks Mini Web Wireframing Kit →
Data visualization techniques have been often used in modern maps to incorporate variety of information, for instance for network designs, destination points, and local landmarks. In this post you can take a look at some creative examples of beautiful infographics.
Creative Examples Of Infographics →
This tutorial will show you how to create a photo realistic image of Apple’s newly released iPhone4.
Photo Realistic iPhone in Photoshop →
This theme is a fixed layout one page portfolio template with two columns. The download package contains the Photoshop Files, XHML/CSS Coded template and also includes documentation. (Free for personal or commercial use).
Schizo Octopus Website Template (XHTML+PSD's) →
The huge pack of 60 call to action buttons come in Photoshop PSD format and PNG format. The font used in the buttons is Arial, an easily available font in every system, and you can customize the font and text including size and color. Each layered button folder is named and organized for easy identification and editing.
Download web buttons in PSD & PNG (pack of 60) →
These icon sets are in PNG format and are all sized at 16px by 16px, and cover the most popular social networks.
Free Icons By Enliven Labs →