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How and When to Use Stock Photography

Some see it as a necessary evil, a few view it as an invaluable resources, others call it an annoyance, and still more see it as a slowly dieng trend. Whatever your feelings on stock photography, you’ve got to understand that you’ll end up using it at some point if you regularly create online content. If you’re going to use…

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Weekly News for Designers (N.248)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Tumblr-Style Loading Cogs animated with CSS and SVG icons. Responsive Transactional HTML Email Templates from MailGun. PowerToCSS…

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Free Ebook: Web UI Design Patterns 2014

In web UI design, there now exist many new approaches to transition cleanly between devices while preserving the user experience. And in this free eBook – Web UI Design Patterns 2014: A Deeper Look at the Hottest Websites and Web Apps Today – UXPin analyzes a selection of 63 UI design patterns through the lens of today’s top companies, including…

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A Series of Illustrations Explaining Internet Buzzwords

Recently, we came across this inspiring work from design agency ONO Creates. They have designed a series of illustrations explaining internet buzzwords such as crowdsourcing, gamification, crowd sourcing, and many more. the series is called ‘Behind the Buzzwords‘. Inspired by the famous ‘Minion’ characters of the animated movies series “Despicable Me” , these hilarious, and educational, illustrations are food for…

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Illustration Series Depicting Famous Bald Heads in Pop Culture

Brazilian illustrator Mr. Peruca has recently created a humorous collection of illustrations that feature some of the most distinctive and famous bald heads from popular culture. Gloriously entitled Notorious Baldies, the series features such diverse characters as Yoda and Darth Maul from Star Wars, Homer Simpson, Bane, Charlie Brown, and even Pinhead from Hellraiser. Here they are: Notorious Baldies Illustration…

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Weekly News for Designers (N.247)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Vide – easy as hell jQuery plugin for video backgrounds. Mapbox GL – A JavaScript library for…

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20 Examples of Fullscreen Responsive Menus

We’ve covered responsive navigation a number of times over the last couple of years, from off-canvas reveals and nested accordians, to the simpler <select> drop-down menu system. There really are a multitude of responsive navigation solution out there. Recently though, there has been a new trend emerging, namely the fullscreen responsive menu. Typically activated by a hamburger button, the fullscreen…

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[Expired] Giveaway – Win 1 of 5 Limited Edition Card Games for Developers and Designers!

We have another fantastic giveaway for you this week. fournova not only released version 2 of their popular Git client Tower recently, they have also created a fantastic card game for developers and designers, entitled “The Nerdy Game of Cards,” featuring open source projects and frameworks. The fun game comes in a nice little box of 32 cards and cannot…