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Weekly News Roundup – 1 February 2013

February 1, 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 Flat Design, the new Chime for Chrome , different tools for web design, creative navigation bars, as well as some great examples of creative scrolling effects.

Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

Flat design is a method that does not use any extra effects to create a scheme that does not include any three-dimensional attributes. There are no drop shadows, bevels, embossing, gradients or other tools used that help lift elements off the screen or create added depth. Icons and UI elements are crisp and without feathered edges and shadows. Flat design is just that – flat. Flat design is not completely without effects, it just lacks added extras to create “artificial” depth and dimension. Even more designs fall into the category of “almost flat,” where the overall look and concept contains very few effects.



20 Best Responsive Web Designs

A website is considered responsive when it is designed in such a way so that the viewers can read the content of the website, navigate through it with easy from different kinds of devices like Android phones or Smartphones, computers, tablets and other such gadgets.



Pinterest redesigns

Pinterest have just announced on their blog that they will be experimenting with a new look using a small group of people who sign up as testers. They are not moving away from the gridded style that so many have become familiar with — and so many have tried to emulate; instead they are looking to make some minor tweaks that they hope will benefit their users.


Chime for Chrome aggregates all your notifications from Gmail, Twitter, Facebook and more

If you have a hankering to pull all the messages from your most commonly used Web services into a single silo, then this nifty little browser extension could be what you’re looking for. Chime for Chrome aggregates notifications from Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, LinkedIn, Quora, Github, Flickr, Foursquare and Stackoverflow.


 40+ Useful HTML5 Tutorials And Techniques

These HTML5 tutorials will help you to improve your web design techniques and offer basic compatibility features and tricks to the web designers and web developers. Do have a look at this collection and start browsing through this fresh collection.


Helpful Tools and Resources for Web Design Inspiration

ver the past few years I have been digging through links containing important resources for inspiration. It can be difficult pinpointing ideas for new website projects, startups, mobile apps, or other types of digital media. But the amount of material already online is simply astonishing. In this post I want to share a few resources I use for weekly and monthly design inspiration. These probably will not be perfect for everybody, however it is a nice collection worthy of some attention.


Create navigation bars with Responsive Web Design techniques

Responsive Web Design (RWD) and its equivalent User Experience Design (UX) are living, evolving, fluid entities which continue to move in a slightly fluctuating state between what is accepted today and where they need to be tomorrow. Ryan Boudreaux recommends some navigation bar designs and demos as a good way to start implementing Responsive Web Design for your website.


A Peek at Internet Explorer’s Developer Tools

I’m going to focus on Internet Explorer’s Developer Tools and the functionality it provides. The functionality I’ll discuss will be very familiar to anyone who’s used a browser-based debugger but I want to bring focus to Internet Explorer’s tools to ensure that there’s a good understanding of what’s actually available.


Awesome jQuery Captcha Plugins to Save Your Website from Bot Attacks

Captchas are used to differentiate amongst the malicious softwares, bots and human beings. If you want to keep bots and malicious software from attack your website in that case you need to have sexy and cool Captchas within the registration forms, login forms , comment forms , contact forms and lots more. Having sexy and cool Captchas is a smart wash of keeping the bots from entering onto your website as the Captchas help us in curbing the various illegal and unethical activities so that the spammers can have a tough time.


20 Fresh Sites With Amazing Scrolling Effects

Scrolling effects are becoming more and more popular as a means of increasing interaction and user interest. Through clever background positioning, animations and a little JavaScript, you can bring your page to life in ways that will surprise and grab your users’ attention. There’s a wide variety of tactics that you can use to create a unique scrolling experience on your site. Join us as we take a look at twenty fresh sites and how they use scrolling effects in different ways.


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