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Competitions / 16 May 2011

Winner Announced: Win a Free Copy of the Book of CSS3!

Congratulations to Chris Domurad (@chrisdomurad), the winner of our competition! You’ll be receiving an email from the publisher shortly with instructions for how to claim your prize.

A huge thanks to everyone who entered. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter, we’ve got a lot of great content coming up, including some more giveaways!

Critique / 14 May 2011

Web Design Critique #50: Vert Studios

Welcome to our 50th Web Design Critique! Every week we take a look at a new website and analyze the design. We’ll point out both the areas that are done well in addition to those that could use some work. Finally, we’ll finish by asking you to provide your own feedback.

Today’s site is Vert Studios.

CSS / 12 May 2011

20 Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design is one of the hottest topics among designers and developers right now. If you’re not quite sure what it’s all about, we’ll walk you through what it is, how it works and how CSS media queries are something you need to start incorporating into your own designs.

To top it all off, we’ll finish with twenty seriously impressive of responsive designs that use media queries to present experiences specifically catered to different visitors.

CSS / 11 May 2011

Build a Pure CSS Slideshow With Webkit Keyframes

While playing around with Webkit Keyframe Animations I figured out a way to create an awesome little image slider using only CSS. It’s definitely a bit unconventional but it’s a great way to learn to think outside of the box with what you can do with CSS3.

Keep in mind that since we’re using Webkit Keyframes, this is purely an educational experiment and will only work in Safari or Chrome. As more browsers begin to support keyframe animations in the future, this method should become perfectly usable in your own web projects.

Freebies / 11 May 2011

Weekly Freebies: Graph and Chart Graphics

Today’s collection includes some really attractive and useful generic graphs and charts for your designs. From vector pie charts to Photoshop bar graphs, we’ve got a lot of variation and hopefully just what you’re looking for. Enjoy!

Inspiration / 10 May 2011

Surviving on a Creative Assembly Line

Do you ever feel like you do the same thing all day every day? Do you wonder how you can possibly be expected to come up with original and creative ideas almost ceaselessly?

Join the club. Today we’re going to talk about how and why designers struggle with creativity, some tips for avoiding burn out and whether or not you should tough it out or get out while you still can.

Critique / 7 May 2011

Web Design Critique #49: MacroDreams

Every week we take a look at a new website and analyze the design. We’ll point out both the areas that are done well in addition to those that could use some work. Finally, we’ll finish by asking you to provide your own feedback.

Today’s site is MacroDreams, the personal portfolio of Deepak Chakravarthy.

Graphics / 6 May 2011

55 T-Shirts Made Just for Designers

Everyone loves a good t-shirt. Today, we’ve got 55 of them that were specifically designed to appeal to graphic designers, web designer and coders.

We’ve scoured the web to find the coolest, funniest and most ridiculous designer-themed shirts and split them into five categories: Photoshop & Illustrator, Color, Typography, CSS & Code and Design. Enjoy!

CSS / 5 May 2011

5 Cool CSS Hover Effects You Can Copy and Paste

Need a cool hover effect for something on your site? Look no further! We’ve created several custom examples that you can view live for inspiration.

If you like the effect, steal it! We’ve got the CSS ready and waiting for you to copy.