Weekly Design News Roundup – 9 August 2013

August 9, 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 responsive design, must read books, new updates from Adobe as well as WordPress plugins for marketers and much more.

50+ Great Resources for Finding Design Freebies

No matter what kind of task you have or problem you need to solve, it is often a bad strategy to start from scratch. In the design space, it is a common approach to look for ideas and inspiration and to collect a sizeable toolbox of design elements to kick start a project and test ideas in a snap. I have collected more than 50 great websites that provide good quality free design resources. The collection may not include all great collections out there, so please let me know if I missed one you like.


55+ Awesome jQuery Slider Plugins – Show Off Featured Content!

Slider are very useful and increasingly popular web page elements used for highlighting important content. By using a jQuery slider plugin, one can create amazing HTML slider effects with fancy animations of content elements like text and images.  jQuery takes care of the difficult aspects like browser support and typically when using jQuery plugins it can be done with very little coding effort.


Create an Awesome Single-Page Website

Not every website needs to be complex or include multiple pages of content and information. Sometimes one page is enough. But just because you are creating a website with only one page, does not mean that it will be easy. Here we take a look at some awesome single-page designs, which are more popular than you might expect. While you can see what these sites look like, go ahead and visit them to experience some of the great user interface features built into many of these sites.


10 new features added to Adobe’s Creative Cloud

When Adobe made its big switchover to the Creative Cloud subscription model back in June, one of the biggest selling points was the idea that designers would benefit from a continuing rollout of new features – rather than having to wait a year to buy a new, boxed version-number. So we were intrigued to see how soon after launch it would be before Adobe released a major feature update to its CC software.


16 Free eBooks for Web Designers and Developers

Web designers need to be as creative as possible. With every website designed by them, they need to figure out a way to make it look as creative as possible. In the process they cannot compromise on ease of use or navigation of the website. It is not only about designing but executing the designs that they have created. Implementation of these websites in a proper manner is very important to every web designer.


3 Can’t-Live-Without WordPress Plugins for Inbound Marketing Geeks

With the continued growth of inbound marketing we get the fact there will be a regular amount of newbies out there. We also understand that many of you will be implementing your inbound marketing methodology on your existing WordPress site.  So we figured we’d highlight a few useful plug-ins for you as you begin your inbound or content marketing journey.


Create A Simple Responsive Portfolio Page with Filtering and Hover Effect

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create portfolio page with filtering and also hover effect for each of your project item. We will be using a CSS3 and jQuery filter & sort plugin called MixItUp.


How To Design a Responsive Site Correctly

Businesses must decide whether to build a native mobile apps or a responsive site for their digital presences. Should you invest in separate iOS and Android development or simply design a site that works across all devices? If you opt to build out a responsive site, here are some best practices to make your design seamless on every platform.


Websites featuring Handwritten Fonts

Hand drawn typography is no longer associated with doodles in average school workbook; it has firmly entrenched in print, graphic and web designs. Among all variety of adorned fonts that give opportunity not only represent content in the best light, but also play as a decorative tool – it is definitely undisputed leader. Unlike most of types, hand-style lettering looks less serious, more fun and engaging.


45 Best Bootstrap Portfolio Website Templates

BootStrap is a great starting point for web design projects. It allows you to create exciting websites loaded with features without having to start from scratch. Here are 45 portfolio website templates built using twitter bootstrap.




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