This is weekly Web Design Digest No.5. Оnce a week, we will publish a digest of the latest news, useful tools for web developers, freebies and many more cool stuff from the world of web design.
Here’s the list I have compiled, with descriptions from Wikipedia. It’s my list, so don’t be offended if you aren’t on it.
DevDocs is an all-in-one API documentation reader with a fast, organized, and consistent interface. It allows you to search multiple documentations at the same time and can be operated entirely through the keyboard.
PhpStorm has had support for command line tools for a while. Using the command line tools, we can invoke commands right from our IDE!
You can use responsive techniques on older sites as a first step toward better small-screen experiences
A little alitteration leads to lots of cool features coming this release. I’m only touching on a few highlights here; to see a comprehensive list of all the new changes to developer tools.
Are you a cross-browser coder tired of copying the same URL into 10 different browsers? Then Catapulty’s bookmarklets are here to help you…
Want to use modern web features but need to support older browsers? Polyfills might be the solution. Jason Johnston fills in the essential details.
It’s a common need in web apps: you click something and the text of the thing you just clicked changes. Perhaps something simple like a “Show” button that swaps to “Hide”, or “Expand Description” to “Collapse Description.” This is a fairly simple thing to do, but there are various considerations to make. Let’s cover a bunch of ways.
Lea Verou on the latest developments at the W3C
Antialiasing is something of an unsung hero in web graphics; it’s the reason we have clear text and smooth vector shapes on our screens. There are actually a couple of approaches to antialiasing used in browsers today which are most obvious when it comes to text rendering. When the algorithm used for antialising switches it can lead to unexpected visual results. In this article we’ll take a look at the approaches to antialiasing and see how the pixels get drawn.
Right now Apple, Microsoft, Google and Mozilla are pushing towards “flat” design by slimming down the visual clutter of their applications. Despite this minimalist trend, it is unavoidable that at least a few buttons and menu options will remain in browsers.
In this article, in order to customize the look of the native HTML dropdown select, we’ll be using a different approach based on some cutting edge techniques like @supports, pointer-events and appearance.
In the first chapter of his book, CSS3 Foundations, Ian Lunn explains what the modern web is and why CSS is so important to it
A few months ago, I blatantly ripped off Charlie Gleason’s idea. His presentation at MelbJS featured greyscale, full-screen, animated GIFs (of his own face, among other things) behind the text on many slides. I discovered that he’d painstakingly edited and optimised each GIF in Photoshop so it looked good behind the text on each slide.
You need a simple yet beautiful timeline to demonstrate the clients you worked for, recent achievements and events in your life in a chronological order? Your search ends here: let me introduce you to Timeline.css
A tutorial on how to (ab)use custom data attributes and pseudo-elements for creating image captions.
Some inspiration for loading effects of grid items using CSS animations.
Why LESS Hat? We were searching for LESS mixins library that we could use in CSS Hat plugin for exporting Photoshop layer styles into CSS.
In this article, we’ll learn how to trigger CSS animations using the two sibling selectors.
When using a UI Framework, I think it’s quite important that you can easily customize it. This is especially true for Web Frameworks where there isn’t really a “style guide” like on platforms like iOS or Android.
If you know the exact width/height of an element, you can center it smack dab in the middle of its parent element easily with this classic trick: top and left set to 50% and negative margins half the width and height of the element. That’s great if you know the width and height of the element you’re trying to center, but what if they are percentages?
In this tutorial we’re going to be looking at animations that activate as the user scrolls down.
This simple jQuery plugin animates the button’s icon as the data are being fetched from the server. (Click on the buttons above for a demo – a timeout of 2 seconds imitates a server load).
Chance is a minimalist generator of random  strings, numbers, etc. to help reduce some monotony particularly while writing automated tests.
It’s pretty interesting stuff, so I thought we should share that here. Hitch is an artifact of a larger “Extensible Web” movement, including a manifesto, community group, and funny word.
Back in April we showcased 21 Beautiful Examples of Big Images in Web Design. Since there are a lot of new websites using big images, we decided to gather a new round of inspiration around this trend. Once again you will be able to see websites using large and beautiful photography as backgrounds, headers and much more. Beautiful images get a lot of attention and are certainly a nice way to spice up your design. So check out these excellent examples and use them as inspiration for ways to use big images in your next project.
We here at UnderWorld Magazines enjoy showcasing logo’s, we’ve shown you 20 great logos that feature berries and 20 Creative Logos With Buildings. So we will keep showcasing logo’s in this article we have listed 20 A Showcase of Fresh Logo Designs for your inspiration. To find more inspiration visit websites like logofaves.com, logomoose.com, and logopond.com.
“Conceived by Brandia Central, the Portuguese agency behind the UEFA EURO 2012 insignia, the UEFA EURO 2016 logo is a representation of various art movements and football elements. Different inspirations can be identified, all centred around the iconic Henri Delaunay Cup. The red, white and blue of the French flag combine with flowing lines and shapes to produce a contemporary and bold style, lending the logo distinction and elegance.”
Let’s be honest guys, flat design is so old already. Now every major smartphone’s interface is flat design, and most of the shit that goes on dribbble is too. In fact, they even have a ‘beating a dead horse’ badge if you post about flat design on designer news. Let’s face it guys, flat design has gone mainstream.
We hope you find the showcase an interesting source of inspiration and that it helps with your next project.
Business cards carry information about a Company or an individual, which are generally exchanged in formal meetings to memorize.
A 3D map Photoshop action to convert a flat map to a three dimensional isometric stylish one a single click.
Here is a collection of high quality and “Free Photoshop Custom Shapes For Download” that will definitely catch your eye and make you want to use them.
Promo is a landing page PSD template that utilizes the ever popular “flat” style of design. This simple landing page is excellent for displaying a product promotion.
A simple minimal UI kit severely inspired by Google+
Here, we have some really interesting distressed wall textures to give to you for free. They’re perfectly weathered, and they have been baking under the tropical sun for quite a while. We hope you enjoy these textures and find them useful in your personal and commercial projects. All these texture files are huge at 3,000px-wide, and are set a high resolution.
These textures provide you a lot of different abstract effects which could easily make your design stand out from the rest.
Today’s freebie is graffiti brushes for photoshop users.If you have a design project related to graffiti artwork then check out the blow the free graffiti brushes to add in your brush library.
These are free Illustrator brushes that all designers need. All of them are free to download.
Here is a list of 25 graffiti fonts for free that will provide you visualization of perfect implementation of graffiti fonts.
In this post we have collected “25 Free Popular Fonts For Designers”. These free fonts are very helpful for designers they can easily download and use in their works.
Thanks for reading!