The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, resources and other goodies. This week we look at great ways of learning design, graphic design cheat sheets, awesome jQuery effects and much more.
Some of the benefits of online education are really focused on money, personal time management, pace and real fun projects and active communities.Recently I have published an interview with Matt Loszak who learnt iOS development himself and quit his day job to pursue entrepreneurial success.
Photoshop GUI kits contain many graphics that are very useful to designers. In these GUI sets you’ll find graphic components such as buttons, inputs, button groups, selects, checkboxes and radio-buttons, tags, menus, progress bars and sliders, navigation elements and more. Here you’ll find free PSD GUI sets for web apps, websites, dashboards and even mobile! Don’t waste time on creating these yourself, when these free PSD GUI sets are available. We’ve searched for the top best free GUI kits you can add to your graphic design library. Which ones will you download?
I downloaded a really nice task app the other day called Taasky and I decided to have a go at recreating some of the 3D menu effects it uses in its UI. I remember seeing this 3D pull-to-reveal UI effect as a Dribbble design ages ago (I can’t seem to locate it now) and when I saw that Taasky had actually implemented it I had to have a go myself. And with Greensock’s most awesome Draggable utility (free!) coupled with the entirely fabulous Greensock ThrowProps, you can do it really, REALLY easily. You can buy it and a ton of other great stuff for as little as $99 here.
For the past few years I’ve been part of the IE team at Microsoft looking into ways to improve the online experience. Along the way we’ve learned a lot about web performance and developed an in-depth understanding of what goes into making sites and apps fast. Creating high-performance web applications is essential for every web developer, whether we’re talking about websites that run on a standards-based web browser or apps for the Windows Store. The goal of the developer is to improve web performance by reducing the following factors.
Today we are showcasing high quality free jQuery CSS3 image hover effects which let you easily add some great features to your website using CSS3 features. These all have made with only in CSS and XHTML. These all tutorials and plugins come with plenty of custom effects which can be modifying swiftly and it doesn’t require any technology sound. Hope you like our collection and don’t forget to share your valuable thoughts with our visitors.
Bootstrap is no doubt one of the most commonly used front end framework in 2013. I am sure many of you have played with or developed on this particular framework. While bootstrap is solid, there is no harming in seeking out more design tools that can make our lives a bit easier when developing on it. This is why I am rounded up this bunch of bootstrap design tool that you will be using in 2014 and beyond. As usual, if you have more tools to recommend, please leave a comment and let the rest of the community know.
Professional or beginners, these tutorials will help everybody. If you really want to learn how to design great looking & user friendly web pages, we have got to read it out. One will teach you how to build a teaser page using just CSS, no images or even a Photoshop design, another will show you how to create an accordion that will animate the content areas on opening and closing using hidden inputs and labels, third will guide you in creating the illusion of stacked elements with CSS3 pseudo-elements & so on.
Todays requirement when designing and developing a website is based on Responsiveness, where ones website must be able to adapt and resize across all handheld devices – thus: our thinking towards a tablet – like approach must incorporate fluid and adaptive as well as responsive layouts in developing a website. Below are 15 Jquery Grid Plugins which will enable developers and designers alike in creating responsive Grid layout designs infused with visually captivating effects, and a responsive look and feel across all browsers and handheld devices. Enjoy!
CSS frameworks are fast becoming extremely popular starting points for a lot of developers. If you have never used one, a CSS framework is a set of default CSS and HTML files that provide a great code base to build upon. Commonly included in CSS frameworks are CSS resets, buttons, and common layouts that that are aimed towards saving developers time by not having to reinvent the wheel with every project. Here is list of awesome CSS frameworks I have compiled below and check out the ones that interested you.
love cheat sheets. They’re not only handy, they’re practically essential for many graphic designers who are expected to know a never-ending list of numbers and codes: standard sizes for various applications, color hex codes, basic web languages, and, of course, myriad keyboard shortcuts for powerful graphic design software. Unless you have a photographic memory (and you do not, my friend), there is no way you can possibly retain so much specific information with error-free recall. Looking up the information every single time is cumbersome and time-wasting. Cheat sheets make it easy for you to quickly reference the information you need so you can stop searching for answers and get back to creating. As such, here are 10 indispensable graphic design cheat sheets you should print today.