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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.
Dimensions Toolkit Chrome Extension is a useful and feature-rich Chrome extension that allows you easily test responsive sites.
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.
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.
Type Sample is a Chrome Extension/bookmarklet for identifying and sampling webfonts.
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.
Bootsketch is a Bootstrap 3 theme built specifically for wireframing. It provides a 'sketch' render to remove all "design feel".
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.
Sassy Z-Index Management For Complex Layouts by Jackie Balzer.
Create a Masked Background Effect With CSS by Kezz Bracey.
Minimalist Newsletter Subscription Form Tutorial by Osvaldas Valutis.
How to Create a Tiled Background Slideshow by Mary Lou.
Free UI Resources
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.
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.
Also Worth Reading
- Design Decision Guidelines: Trendability vs. Usability
- Improving the Hamburger Button
- Share: The Icon No One Agrees On
- Apple and Responsive Design
- Everything You Need to Know About the CSS will-change Property