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Ping Pong Doors, Google Chrome, Typography and Minimalist Packaging… This Weeks Design News Round Up

July 10, 2009 • By

The BBC, honestly the BBC, have released an open source Javascript Library, a table that changes into a ping-pong table and a showcase of beautiful vexel art. These are just some of the cool design resources you can read from this weeks news round up.

Ping Pong Door

This cool door is for all you big kids out there, designed by Tobias Fränzel, the door flips into a ping pong table, all ready for gamepaly. And after you are finished, flip it back up and its back to being a functional door.

Ping Pong Door

10 things to know about Google Chrome OS

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In case you have not heard, Google is going to be releasing there own operating system, called Chrome. It is a welcome addition to the OS market, something that may finally challenge Microsoft and compete with Apple. You can read the official Google Blog entry about Chrome OS here: Introducing the Google Chrome OS.
In this article, the author, has taken the details that have been released so far about the Google Chrome OS and assembled them into a handy fact list for your consumption.

10 things to know about Google Chrome OS

BBC – Glow JavaScript Library

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Glow is an opensource JavaScript library from the BBC (yes, it really is!) which aims to make working with JavaScript and the DOM easier. It tries to do this by abstracting common tasks, hiding cross-browser issues, and providing a set of user interface widgets.
Glow is available under the Apache Licence, Version 2.0. This allows you to use the library in nearly all circumstances, and to modify it as you see fit.

BBC – Glow JavaScript Library

10 Web Apps To Build The Next Big Thing Without Writing Any Code

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If you have a great idea for a new app, widget, gadget or some type of mashup, but have no idea how to build one, this is the post for you. This post gives you gives ten different easy to use resources to help you build your app with ease.

10 Web Apps To Build The Next Big Thing Without Writing Any Code

A-Z Of Typographers

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In this phenomenal post, from freshbump.com, it lists an A-Z of typographers from all over the world, showing many different typographic styles and individual characteristics.

A-Z Of Typographers

5 Essential Google Cheat Sheets Which Surely Will Come in Handy

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CSS Reflex has collected 5 essential Google Cheat sheets that are aimed to make browseing the web easier. Very useful.

5 Essential Google Cheat Sheets Which Surely Will Come in Handy

Beautiful Examples of Vexel Artworks and Tutorials

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Vexel art is a digital art that is an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the vector graphics technique, in this post you will find some truelly beautiful examples of Vexel.

Beautiful Examples of Vexel Artworks and Tutorials

SlickMap CSS — A Visual Sitemapping Tool for Web Developers

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SlickMap CSS is quite possibly one of the greatest free CSS resources realesed this year. It i is a simple stylesheet for displaying finished sitemaps directly from HTML unordered list navigation. It can be used on most web sites, and it can accommodate up to three levels of page navigation and additional utility links . It can also be easily customized to meet your own individual needs.

SlickMap CSS — A Visual Sitemapping Tool for Web Developers

100+ Minimal and Typographic Package Designs

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The message from this post is "less is more". You will find over 100 examples of package designs that are either minimally designed, or have elements of slick and stylish typography.

100+ Minimal and Typographic Package Designs

HP – invent

Students were given this brief “Present an idea which promotes HP Workstations ability to bring to life anything the creative mind can conceive.” This is the result, cool.

By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).

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