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Australis is landing in Firefox Nightly
Australis, the latest and most gorgeous iteration of the Firefox user interface yet. Coming soon.
DesignFaves is a fantastic new website that showcases inspirational and creative work by artists and designers worldwide.
Creating Non-Rectangular Layouts with CSS Shapes by Sara Soueidan
With the introduction of CSS Shapes into the web, wrapping content in custom non-rectangular shapes, and recreating print designs and layouts on the web has become a piece of cake.
Designing for the 3 Second Rule by Abhishek Agarwal
What if you want to design for the 3 second rule, that is, make sure your website manages to make an impression in the first three seconds that users spend on the site? Here’s what you can do.
Typeface vs. Font: Terminology Smackdown by Robby Ingebretsen
It's a pretty subtle distinction, but if you're nerd enough to be curious then you're nerd enough to care.
Here is a set of definitions that will help you to completely understand what brand and branding is all about, covering all of its aspects.
Flat Design vs. Minimalism by Addison Duvall
Many people seem to be confusing flat design with what is commonly known as minimalism, or minimal design. So, what’s the difference, and why should designers care?
The Ultimate Flexbox Cheat Sheet by Sean Fioritto
CSS3 Box Model Behaviour by Vijay Sharma
Animating from “display: block” to “display: none” by Louis Lazaris
Why Responsive Images Is So Hard by Chris Coyier
New Resources & Services
Slippry is a responsive slider plugin for jQuery that offers a lots of settings you actually need, and with the included CSS and Sass you can make Slippry look just how you need it.
videoconverter.js is a library that allows you to convert and manipulate videos inside of your web browser.
Siiiimple is a super, super, super, super, simple 12 column CSS grid!
Fore is free, responsive and pageless front end template.
Maplace.js helps you to embed Google Maps into your website, quickly create markers and controls menu for the locations on map.
GICONS (100 Icons in PSD & PNG Formats)
The Social Media Badges Icon Set (20 Icons in PSD Format)
Pictograms Reloaded (70 icons in AI Format)
Massive UI Design Pack (PSD)
And Finally… Some Inspiration
Steampunk Star Wars Characters
London-based conceptual artist Björn Hurri has put his imagination into high gear and created a series of uniquely interpreted Star Wars steampunk character illustrations.