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Weekly Design News Roundup – 17 May 2013

May 17, 2013 • 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 great business cards, bootstrap, grunge photoshop tutorials as well as creative packaging designs and much more.

15 Best Parallax Scrolling Tutorials

Parallax scrolling is one of the simplest solutions that webmasters could rely on, especially if they demand for immediate impact on the site visit, faster loading time, and interesting effects that people could enjoy. Because of its benefit to webpages using Parallax plugins, there are now many online resources that offer Parallax tutorials in order for interested website owners to also experience the increasing number of visitors with such an amazing welcome page.


30 Unconventional Business Cards

Yes, more traditional business practices are going digital these days. Though sometimes, a good ol’ physical business card is just as effective for that networking event, trade fair or random grocery store encounter. But to make yourself memorable, leave behind the ho-hum, stock-designed business cards in favor of something a bit more creative. Who knows? It might be worth that little extra investment when your company stands out from the stack of cards already on everyone’s desk. We scoured the Internet and found some pretty clever designs. Check out our list below of 30 creative business cards (in no particular order) — they leave quite the impression.


All about Twitter Bootstrap and Web Design

Welcome new easy-to-use-and-configure HTML, CSS and Javascript framework with the help of which the process of web development will become easier and faster! Bootstrap Framework is the creation of Jacob Thornton and Mark Otto. It was released as an open source in August 2011 and became the most called-for GitHub project by February 2012.

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51 Grunge Photoshop Tutorials to Try Today

Grunge is an art style of rebel youth. These people don’t want to follow glamorous culture and false ideals of beauty. At the same time it’s a popular design trend (particularly web design) that fascinates millions of creative minds. And today we’d like to show you fantastic grunge Photoshop tutorials, so that can feel dirty grunge style actually. Let’s take a loot at each of 51 grunge Photoshop tutorials that we’ve collected for you. They will make you a more skilled designer!


30+ Sets Of Free Blurred Backgrounds

Blurred backgrounds may look like a really bad and unfocused photograph. However, many web designers use blur effects on website backgrounds to simulate depth and give the content extra focus. When used right the effect is really strong and we often see it used on photography websites and online portfolios where creative people show off their skills and creations. Check out this collection ofphoto website templates for inspiration. The blurred background trend may not be at a peak just now and is a direct contrast to the very popular use of minimalistic and flat design in both website and mobile apps. Still it is worth considering is you want to stand out and be recognized as a creative individual or agency. In this article, I have collected more than 30 sets of useful blurred background photographs that I hope you will find good use for in your creative projects.


40 Creative Packaging Design For Inspiration

As packaging is a part of our daily lives , the packaging design (food , drink , gift , etc ) is a essential part of product marketing tactics. Some companies make it the primary goal to attract customers’ attention. Creative and well-designedpackaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. However, a product packaging design is not only useful in marketing and advertising , it can inspires graphic designers and enhances their creativity and innovation.

So Here we have rounded up 40 Inspirational Packaging Designs to inspire you for your next design project and why not boot up your creativity idea.


10 fonts that are safe to use with CSS

With the rise of @font-face and the new possibilities it opens, web designers like to use fancy fonts to make their website more unique. However, this does come with a price, an more important loading time for web pages.

If saving bandwidth and having fast loading pages is important for you, don’t worry too much, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on typography. There are a few fonts that you can use to make sure your website is looking right without using Arial or Times New Roman. In this post we take a look at some fonts that are already installed on your visitors computers most of the time.


Trends: Going Bigger with Typography

I like big type and I cannot lie …OK, that’s not exactly how 1990s rap anthem by Sir Mix-a-Lot goes, but you get the idea. Big typography is trending in a major way. And that’s a good thing. The point of text in your design is to be read. From navigation, to blog entries to item descriptions for e-commerce, type is meant to be seen and understood. Going big is a great way to do that.


80+ Awesome jQuery Slider Plugins

This article is one of the largest and most up to date collections of jQuery slider plugins. There are different types of sliders to choose from and it is important to review the options to get the right slider design for your site. I have included basic image sliders, mixed content slider, gallery sliders, carousel sliders, banner rotators and some even have fully responsive support.


23 Useful HTML5 Tools For Web Developers

HTML5 tools are useful tools that serve and aid web developers and designers because of its awesome features. This is actually the contemporary language in presenting website content online. HTML5 tools for web developers allows webmasters to incorporate images, video, fonts, audio, animations, and the drag & drop in your web pages. Another perks of it is the compatibility it provides to the old website designs whether it’s HTML or HTML 4. In order to take advantage and witness the latest designs, here are the 23 useful HTML5 tools that any webmasters can use in order to stay ahead and up-to-date.


Could Mobile Responsive Website Design Hurt Your SEO?

Indeed, designing with a mobile-first mindset becomes more important — quite literally — by the day. As does answering burning questions related to mobile design best practices. For example: Is mobile responsive web design good for SEO or not? This has become a hotly debated topic, even right here in the Copyblogger comment sections, with reasonable minds making reasonable arguments on both sides. Depending on where you look and what you read, you might come away thinking that Responsive Web Design is in perfectly fine shape regarding SEO … or that it creates a mess that’s going to destroy your search results.


Google to let you create your own HTML tags

Amongst all the announcements at Google I/O, the search giant’s annual conference, one of the more eyebrow-raising was its plan to let Android developers create their own HTML tags via Google’s Web Componentstechnology.


100 Free jQuery Image and Content Slider Plugins

Content slider is an awesome way to get attention of your visitors and customers.Content slider plugins feature several pieces of your content (articles,products..) with titles,descriptions and images.jQuery content and image sliders use very small amount of space in your websites or blogs so that they can be used in any part of the the page.In today’s post we have a really huge collection of free jQuery content and image sliders.Probably this is one of the biggest collection of all time of jQuery content and image sliders.


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