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Weekly Design News Roundup – 28 June 2013

June 28, 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 Type created from everyday objects, color choices from hell, best mobile emulators and much more.

Website Designs based on Solid Single Colored Background

Background has always been one of the most important features of website design. Being responsible both for body and content distinction, this core attribute gives enormous amount of possibilities. Background appears to us in various guises; it can be spectacular shot, amazing fictional image, artistic illustration, seamless textured/patterned canvas, video cover-up, or time-tested neat monochromatic background. The latter is going to be our present topic for discussion.


Devcup 2013 Submission Deadline Extended

Today, we are excited to announce an extension of the Devcup submission deadline. All app submissions are now due by Friday, July 5th at 11:59 PM PDT. Through an invigorating season of hackathons, workshops, and meet-ups, we have come to know a growing community of passionate Evernote developers. We want to see you all submit to Devcup, and we hope this additional time will allow you to polish your apps for the competition.


The Advantages of Using an HTML5 Video Player

For video marketing purposes, there are a few different video players you can choose from. In order to receive the excellent results you are looking for, it is important that you choose the best video player to fit your company’s needs. One of the most preferred players currently available is the HTML5 video player. This is because of it’s many advantages. Look below to see a few ways in which an HTML5 player can benefit your company.


25+ Best WordPress Wedding Themes

Almost all women dreams of a big wedding and only some of them manage to have it when the time comes to get married. One thing’s for sure though: all the ladies want a unique kind of wedding. To achieve this, one will visit several wedding blogs or sites and then create one of their own. Having a site dedicated to your wedding is good because you can record all the memories related to it starting with the preparations or the time the two of you met down to the ‘just married’ pictures. The wedding sites will become the wedding albums of the future as the wedding photos can be nicely displayed there.


Free Online HTML5 Tools

HTML5 is the new standard of web development, so web designers all around the world are now working with HTML5 tools. There are many many HTML5 tools available online. Some work, some waste time. Some cost huge, some cost little. But today, what we’ve got for you is a collection of the handy, yet free HTML5 tools. All these tools work online so you can access them from anywhere, anytime, using any device.


5 Essentials that Shouldn’t Escape You when you do your Design!

Skimmed through scores of design manuals. Spoken to experts, web design professionals. Selected, rejected color schemes a thousand times over but haven’t yet the foggiest idea how to instill life into your (website) plans? Once in a while, a time comes when a business idea deserves special attention. But, before you start to lose your sleep in finding something out of the box (and the world), know that just a handful of differentiators is all it takes to take your design from average to innovative.


Type created from everyday items

Creativity is often about looking at every day objects and turning them into something spectacular, whether that be in the form of food art, doodle art or paper art. And here’s a great example in this off-the-wall take on lettering. Created for WAD magazine and Rocawear, the series was crafted by Australian photographer Beli Borsodi, who arranged everyday household items to form letters of the alphabet.


35 Creative Examples of Thumbnail Applied in Web Design

Today we decided to gather a new list to show how some design agencies and studios are presenting themselves to the audience. The layout adopted by a design thumbnails website is important not only to get the users attention but also to showcase the identity of the place, the style of it.As Wikipedia Define “Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures, used to help in recognizing and organizing them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words”. These are 35 creative examples of thumbnails web designs.



10 Cool jQuery Plugins June 2013

This is our jQuery roundup for June 2013 – So here are some interesting collection of fresh and cool jQuery plugins for designers and developers. SMINT Smint is a simple jQuery plugin that helps with the navigation on one page style websites. It has 2 main elements, a sticky navigation bar that stays at the top of the page while you scroll down and menu buttons that automatically scroll the page to the section you clicked on.


Color Combinations from Hell – Death Sentence for Your Designs

In order to design effective websites you need to know basic color theory rules. These rules can save you from crucial mistakes, but today we’d like to draw your attention to those errors made by someone else. People are visual, so when they see a badly designed website they just run away. They won’t look for your ‘Buy Now’ or ‘Sign Up’ buttons because there is somebody with more user-friendly website waiting for them somewhere on the web. You have a lot of competitors, so don’t reduce your chances to generate conversions.



The Best Mobile Emulators & Responsive Design Tools

If I imagine that you are creating a website today, for sure I make it adaptable to devices Mobile. There are several ways to achieve this goal, or creating different templates for different size or adopt the responsive design. A website responsive is dynamic and you have to carry out tests in a careful and aware, otherwise you may run into errors too coarse and banal. Not all code editors HTML and CSS offer the opportunity to test the website in different sizes. That’s why I am writing this article, which includes the best tools to test web sites adaptable and responsive to Mobile.


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