As usual we have a mixed bag of resources for you to browse and rummage through. There is a lot of good reading, inspirational posts, freebie downloads and even a nifty jQuery plugin to get your web site into the Christmas spirit.
As always, if you have any cool links that you would like to share, do not hesitate to send them to us here…
What a year it has been for Photoshop… so many new techniques, so many fresh ideas and so many new and creative web sites offering free tutorials. In this post we have collected the best of them, focusing on photo manipulation, design and drawing, poster design, caricature design and finally, illustration within Photoshop. We have purposely omitted icon design, text effects and GUI tutorials, these will be following in the coming weeks, keep an eye out for them.
This is weeks outstanding design has to be N.Design Studios redesign, with its beautiful illustration, lovely color selection and well structured layout making it a refreshing change to your typical blog design. The rest of this weeks designs are not too shabby either, just have a look.
By now everyone has heard of HTML 5 and its new functionalities. Pretty exciting isn't it.
Of course, there are two sides to this, most developers love it, others feel it has come to soon and we are not ready for it. What ever your feelings are on this issue, it doesn't matter, it is here, so lets work with it.
Iconshock had again offered us the opportunity to have an icon-set exclusively designed for our readers. This time we asked for a Wordpress folder structure icon set. There are four icons in the package, they are the the main Wordpress folder, WP Uploads folder , WP Plugins folder and finally, WP Themes folder.
I hope you enjoy them.
This tutorial is from one of our sponsors iKITMovie. IKITMovie is a Stop Motion Animation, 3d Animation Software, Claymation Software for Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 PCâ€™s. The software is very easy to use, my kids use it, making it suitable for any age (from 9 to 99), and, believe me it is a lot of fun.
Creating an accessible data chart or graph in HTML is very tricky to achieve, especially with some elements, such as images, that allow only the most basic features that give textual information to non-visual users. What are the solutions?
PHP, Flash, Javscript (jQuery, MooTools, Prototype) and CSS can all be utilized successfully to implement interactive visualizations, and there are many techniques and solutions from each that will allow you to display them on web pages and apps.
If you are not following us on Twitter, why not? You are missing out on a lot (talk about blowing our own trumpet!).We love to share fresh design related news and resources, highlight new blogs and finding cool things.
Just in case you are not one of our Twitter followers, here are some of things we tweeted about in the past week.
Not having the same funds or resources of a web design agency can certainly be one of the downsides to working as a freelance developer or designer. Established web design agencies have the finance to be able to have expensive full blown usability tests on a project, they will have accountants to mange invoicing, managers to project manage and have multiple developers and designers to covering several different aspects of any given design.
As a freelancer you have to do it all!
This is our selection of reader recommended and sites that I have discovered in the past week. Again, there is a lot of new high quality web designs around this week, I hope you like them.
Send us a recommendation for next weeks Weekly Web Design and Development Inspiration (for our review), by clicking here…
This months book giveaway is jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery, written by Dan Wellman.
The book has been specially revised for version 1.7, and has has been written to maximize your experience with the library by breaking down each component and walking you through examples that progressively build upon your knowledge, taking you from beginner to advanced usage in a series of easy-to-follow steps.