Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.59)

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15 Best Ever PHP Frameworks

15 Best Ever PHP Frameworks
Frameworks are the streamlined flow of PHP codes meshed up and baked for you to just use and implement. PHP frameworks are the result of codes written by many talented developers around the world. In other words, PHP frameworks help to promote rapid application development (RAD), which saves you time, helps build more stable applications, and reduces the amount of repetitive coding for developers. In this article you will find 15 of the best PHP frameworks that are both light and easy to implement.
15 Best Ever PHP Frameworks →

Library and Components for Javascript Developers

Library and Components for Javascript Developers
This post is a JavaScript developer toolbox that includes some JavaScript libraries that offer different modules like Core, AJAX, Events, Load, CSS and many more. Whether the programmers want to provide enhanced multiple file upload methods, creating standard based web forms, or devise mouse gesture, they have many options of JavaScript libraries. Likewise, creating interactive maps, images and image effects, multiple types of charts, and graphs is highly possible with charting or image development toolkits.
Library and Components for Javascript Developers →

JavaScript Guide – MDC

JavaScript Guide - MDC
JavaScript Guide – MDC →

visualizing.org

visualizing.org
Visualizing.org is a community of creative people working to make sense of complex issues through data and design… and it’s a shared space and free resource to help you achieve this goal.
visualizing.org →

Make a ‘View Source’ Button

Make a ‘View Source’ Button
Remy Sharp’s cool site for HTML5 demos has a “View Source” button on each of the individual demo pages. Click it, and you see the entire source code for the page you are looking at. It’s not a popup or a new tab, it just shows the source right there on the page. This tutorial sets out to recreate it.
Make a ‘View Source’ Button →

Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework

Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework
Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework →

Compact News Previewer with jQuery

Compact News Previewer with jQuery
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a news previewer that let’s you show your latest articles or news in a compact way. The news previewer will show some list of articles on the left side and the preview of the article with a longer description on the right. Once a news on the left is clicked, the preview will slide in.
Compact News Previewer with jQuery →

KEYS.css

KEYS.css
KEYS.css →

The Square Grid – A simple CSS framework for designers and developers

The Square Grid - A simple CSS framework for designers and developers
A simple CSS framework for designers and developers, based on 35 equal-width columns. It aims to cut down on development time and help you create beautiful-structured websites.
The grid is equiped with a 28px baseline-grid for a smooth vertical rhythm. Each block (DIV) is defined with a margin of 1 square (28px) from the next block.
The Square Grid – A simple CSS framework for designers and developers →

Frame Box – Lightweight online tool for creating mockups

Frame Box - Lightweight online tool for creating mockups
Frame Box – Lightweight online tool for creating mockups →

CSS3 Animated Bubble Buttons

CSS3 Animated Bubble Buttons
With this button pack, you can easily turn any link on your page into an animated button by just assigning a class name. No JavaScript necessary. Four color themes and three sizes are also available by assigning additional class names.
CSS3 Animated Bubble Buttons →

Crash Course: YUI Grids CSS

Crash Course: YUI Grids CSS
The Yahoo User Interface Library is a rather extensive set of JavaScript tools for developers. Often left unnoticed are a few other useful components of the library that will speed up your coding: some CSS libraries. In this article, from Net Tuts, they take you on a whirlwind tour of the YUI Grids CSS library.
Crash Course: YUI Grids CSS →

Money Style Illustration in Photoshop

Money Style Illustration in Photoshop
In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a simple money style illustration using a regular photo, it's not as perfect as the money illustrations you will see in the regular dollar bill, but it's still a quick and efective tip.
Money Style Illustration in Photoshop →

The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”

The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”
In this tutorial you will be shown how to create “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds”, using a variety of blending mode tricks, photo filters and other useful Photoshop techniques.
The creation of “A Life Of Aquatic Sounds” →

Create Light Text For Easily

Create Light Text For Easily
Create Light Text For Easily →

How to Create a Simple New Twitter Background Design in Photoshop

How to Create a Simple New Twitter Background Design in Photoshop
On September 14, Twitter introduced its newly redesigned interface that provides an easier, faster and richer experience. But with the new display interface, your old backgrounds will have problems fitting in. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a background that will fit in perfectly with the new Twitter.
How to Create a Simple New Twitter Background Design in Photoshop →

The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History

The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History
In this article you’ll take a closer look at that short space of time between the moment the lights go down and the first scene of a film, the part that so often sets our expectations of a movie, that sequence that speaks to our creative side: the art of the film title.
The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History →

Showcase of Minimalism in Movie Posters From 1967 to 2010

Showcase of Minimalism in Movie Posters From 1967 to 2010
Minimalism in movie posters is something that is becoming more and more popular, as you can clearly see from the examples showcased below, there are many more minimal posters from recent years compared to the amount seen in the 90′s and earlier.
Showcase of Minimalism in Movie Posters From 1967 to 2010 →

Metro and Underground Maps Designs Around the World

Metro and Underground Maps Designs Around the World
These maps show the infrastructure of the city; each city is different from another because of the look, feel, regional culture, typography and many other things.
Metro and Underground Maps Designs Around the World →

270 Toolbar Icons for iPhone 4 Retina Display

270 Toolbar Icons for iPhone 4 Retina Display

DesignModo Free Social Bookmarks/Networking Icons Set

DesignModo Free Social Bookmarks/Networking Icons Set

Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend

Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend
If there was ever a post that will ruin your producivity this week it will be this one. Take caution when visiting, and be prepared to suspend any work you are doing and enjoy this vintage selection of games. Remember Golden Axe? I am playing that just now.
Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend →

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