Weekly News for Designers (N.239)

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New Resources & Tools

ScrollMe is a lightweight jQuery plugin that will allow you to add simple scrolling effects to web pages. It can scale, rotate and change the opacity of elements.
ScrollMe is a lightweight jQuery plugin that will allow you to add simple scrolling effects to web pages

Dimensions Toolkit Chrome Extension is a useful and feature-rich Chrome extension that allows you easily test responsive sites.
Dimensions Toolkit Chrome Extension is a useful and feature-rich Chrome extension that allows you easily test responsive sites

Boba.js, with support for the old ga.js library as well as the new analytics.js library, is a small JavaScript library that makes working with Google Analytics very easy.
Boba.js is a small JavaScript library that makes working with Google Analytics very easy

Response-for-Brackets, as the name suggests, is a useful, although tricky to install, responsive design tool extension for Adobe's open source editor Brackets.
Response-for-Brackets responsive design tool extension Adobe's open source editor Brackets

Covervid is a simple jQuery plugin that will allow you to make your HTML5 video behave like a background image.
Covervid is a simple jQuery plugin that will allow you to make your HTML5 video behave like a background image

Outdated Browser is a time-saving tool for developers that detects outdated browsers and recommends users to upgrade to a new version.
Outdated Browser is a time-saving tool for developers that detects outdated browsers and recommends users to upgrade to a new version

Type Sample is a Chrome Extension/bookmarklet for identifying and sampling webfonts.
Type Sample is Chrome Extension/bookmarklet for identifying and sampling webfonts

btns.css is a lightweight CSS library for building a variey of beautiful and responsive buttons.
btns.css is a lightweight CSS library for building a variey of beautiful and responsive buttons

LearnSwift.tips is a curated list of tutorials, code samples and references to help you learn Apple's new programming language.
LearnSwift.tips is a curated list of tutorials, code samples and references to help you learn Apple's new programming language

Bootsketch is a Bootstrap 3 theme built specifically for wireframing. It provides a 'sketch' render to remove all "design feel".
Bootsketch is a Bootstrap 3 theme built specifically for wireframing

Filament is a collection of free social apps you can easily install on your site.
Filament is a collection of free social apps you can easily install on your site

Web Design Learning & Tutorials

Building a Responsive SVG Map by Tian Yuan.
Building a Responsive SVG Map

Sassy Z-Index Management For Complex Layouts by Jackie Balzer.
Sassy Z-Index Management For Complex Layouts

Create a Masked Background Effect With CSS by Kezz Bracey.
Create a Masked Background Effect With CSS

Minimalist Newsletter Subscription Form Tutorial by Osvaldas Valutis.
Minimalist Newsletter Subscription Form Tutorial

How to Create a Tiled Background Slideshow by Mary Lou.
How to Create a Tiled Background Slideshow

Free UI Resources

100 free icons in PSD, AI and Webfont formats by Piotr Makarewicz.
100 free icons in PSD, AI  and Webfont formats by Piotr Makarewicz

BeTheme is a free and clean UI kit (PSD) from the Muffin Group. There are buttons, icons, navigation systems, form elements, lists and typography examples. But on top of all that thy have also included a selection of beautiful customizable widgets, galleries, sliders, responsive tabs and tables, and even a selection of popular post layout styles.
BeTheme is a free and clean UI kit

Some Inspiration

Over the last couple of years Peter Stults has contributed an alternative time and place movie poster to the print magazine SoFilm, here are his posters.
alternative time and place movie posters

The History of Apple.com's Nav Bar in CSS.
The History of Apple.com's Nav Bar in CSS

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