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Weekly Design News Roundup – 17 January 2014

January 17, 2014 • By

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 amazing fun but useless JavaScripts, Responsive vs Adaptive web design, Amazing WordPress themes, and much more.

20 Beautiful Ribbon Fonts for Elegant and Feminine Designs

Today, we selected some really eye-catching ribbon fonts for you. These are not just regular ribbon fonts. Some of them have really special effects added. These fonts have some reallt beautiful curves and you can use them for various projects. Some of these ribbon fonts have a more feminine, elegant touch, while others get more masculine and modern. Check them out!


25 Typography Tools for Designers

Choosing a typeface can be tricky. The beauty and complexity of type, combined with an inexhaustible supply of options to evaluate, can make your head spin, but fortunately there is a plethora of free tools on the web that can help you work with type. In this article we have gathered 25 Best Typography Tools for Designers which will help you with testing, identifying, sizing, and even making, fonts. We hope you will find the list handy and useful for your designs. Enjoy !!


Responsive Web Design vs Adaptive Web Design – What’s the Difference?

Today, website accessibility has become one of the hottest topics of discussion among web developers all over the world. Website owners have become more concerned about their site’s accessibility via devices other than the standard desktop and laptop screens. This growing concern among website owners has given birth to a brand new form of web design called the Responsive Web Design. With mobile devices and tablets gaining grounds at a faster pace, it’s become mandatory for every entrepreneur to ensure that his/her website is responsive and compatible with all internet-enabled devices.


10 Examples of Highly Grooming Responsive Website Design

If you are working with the web industry or in web design, then probably you need to pay more attention towards “Responsive web designing”. This approach is hosting in the industry from past two years and the reason is that it provides such type of websites that are easily accessible on mobile devices. Another good reason or you can say an example of this modern trend is a vast availability of premium responsive WordPress themes that buy and sell as a fresh-baked bread.


30 Best WordPress Themes for 2014

In 2014, Are you looking to build your own website to market yourself, spread your ideas, or post news updates. WordPress allows you to easily customize your website using themes and plugins. In this article collection of 30 best premium WordPress themes that can help you create your own custom design website.


Some Cool CSS Tools Worth Checking Out

CSS or Cascading Style Sheet is still the most popular language for website development.Whether you are a professional developer or a newbie,sometimes coding can be a tedious job and can take too much time.Thus,many time saving CSS tools have been released and they are really very helpful for web developers in order to quicken the coding process. Here are a few favourite CSS tools to enable you create working design elements.


Examples of 20 Integrated Appreciating Sliders in Web Design

The slideshow or slider used on web pages to showcase a series of images. Sometimes, these sliders have a text overlay. It has become a latest trend of website designing in order to grab visitors’ attention in as possible as manner. These days, few web developers use flash based sliders to make website different and innovative with the help of jQuery slider plug-ins.


Top 10 Responsive Web Design Tools to Test Your Website

Today, we are living in an era of Responsive Web Design. With everything being affected by the technological advancements, it won’t be wrong to say that Responsive Web Design is definitely here to stay for many more years to come. Considering all the time, money and hard work that you put into designing your website using a responsive web design, it become essential to test the responsive nature of your website.


25+ Best Pinterest-Style WordPress Themes 2013

Pinterest makes it the perfect inspiration for any photoblog or portfolio with its grid-based and beautiful eye-catching layout focus on images. The Pinterest-inspired WordPress themes should be a good way to showcase your work whether you’re an artist, photographer, or graphic designer. In this collection, we will showcase the best Pinterest inspired WordPress themes, including some Pinterest-style themes for eCommerce websites. Hope you will love it!

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Top 5 useless but funny JavaScript plugins

Internet is full of useless and/or funny plugins that made my day several times in the past. Whatever dumb things you can think of, you can be sure that someone already made a plugin for it! Here is my top 5 useless but funny JavaScript plugins:

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15 Amazing Collapsible Slide Panel jQuery Plugins

On the development aspect, sliding panels can be implemented using jQuery. To make things easier, we have here some of the great collapsible slide panel jQuery plugins that you can use. These scripts are helpful if you don’t want to get your hands dirty coding sliding interfaces from scratch. We would like to hear from you if you find these resources helpful. Enjoy!


Four Key Elements That Can Enhance the Layout of Your Mobile Website

Over 70 percent of tablet owners use these devices to make purchases each week, according to Digital Buzz Blog. With the exponential increase of 160 percent in Android tablet sales alone in 2013, it is clear that the demand for websites designed for mobile devices is only going to rise in the years to come. Having an effective mobile site design to represent your brand is now a required necessity instead of an optional decision. Fortunately, there are five key elements that you can have in place in order to create an effective mobile site.


Cool Free Stuff for Designers

Sometimes it’s difficult to get started on a new project. Here’s the collection of cool free stuff for designers, that may help you get a much-needed creative spark. Looking for some User Interface (UI) design for inspiration or free UI PSDs for your next design project? Maybe you’ll find it here!


Best Web Design Trends you Should Follow in 2014

Every new beginning brings new progress and ideas to help improve the overall web design experience. Changes can be the result of learning from previous mistakes, adapting new practices, believing that new techniques and best web design trends will help the best possible way. Here, we will be listing down best web design trends 2014 you should be following this year. Read them out!