Collection of Best Free Fonts for Graphic Designers

geist

Geist – Download here

235mksd_744

MKSD Ultra Light – Download here

coppepan-c

Coppepan – Download Here

slukoni

Slukoni – Download Here

Sliced_AB

Sliced AB – Download Here

advent

Advent – Download Here

Font__CRANBERRY_BLUES

Cranberry Blues – Download Here

stahlbeton

Stahlbeton – Download Here

nautik2

Nautic – Download Here

BPreplay

BPReplay – Download Here

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Public Gothic – Download Here

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St Transmission – Download Here

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Paranoid – Download Here

moo

Moo – Download Here

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Coldi – Download Here

cpmono

CP Mono – Download Here

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Hydroplane – Download Here

10_amable7

Amable Typeface – Download Here

CH-NeonGlow

NeonGlow – Download Here

PincoyaBlack

PincoyaBlack – Download Here

museoslab_2

Museo Slab – Download Here

232mksd_round

Maniackers Design Round – Download Here

diavlo_nw_1

Diavlo – Download Here

picosuper_700px

Pico Super Bold – Download Here

innadubsens

XNDRD – Download Here

collage_rmx

Collage Remix – Download Here

lcurve

Learning Curve – Download Here

collage

Collage – Download Here

Exus_Pilot_by_mauroh

Exus Pilot – Download Here

fatsini

Fatsini – Download Here

12_tozuna

Tozuna typeface – Download Here

Orbitron

Orbitron – Download Here

lgothic

League Gothic – Download Here

anivers_nw_02b

Anivers – Download Font

CH_Capricorn_ltd

Capricorn OSF Black Ltd – Download Here

calluna_2

Calluna – Download Here

Bobel_font_by_pitters

Bobel – Download Here

typo

Cow.Cow – Download here

nilland

Nilland – Download Here

family_overview

Yanone Kaffeesatz – Download Here

font_sample

Saginaw – Download Here

font_sample2

Molot – Download Here

clutchee

Clutchee – Download Here

chunk

Chunk – Download Here

dubtronic

Dubtronic – Download Here

SPECIMENPOSTER_4967

Quicksand – Download Here

28_gordala

Gordala – Download Here

juice

Juice – Download Here

11_metal

Metal Typeface – Download Here

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Pasion – Download Here

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Lot – Download Here

ZAG07

Zag – Download Here

002

Val – Download Here

fff

Quad – Download Here

portal

Portal – Download Here

days

Days – Download Here

geo

Badabum – Download Here

CH_Basic_ltd

Basic Light ltd – Download Here

gianthead

Giant head – Download Here

FILE_font_03

File – Download Here

mod004
MOD™ font – Download Here

Chaos_Math

Chaos Math – Download Here

blog_square80_500
Square 80 – Download Here
kochika

Branko Kockica – Download Here

blog_bubble_TESTI

Bubble Body – Download Here

ovalian

Ovalian – Download Here

blog_arsenale_500

.arsenale blue – Download Here

Amputa_Bangiz_Standard_TTF_by_Quiccs

Amputa Bangiz Standard TTF – Download here

museo_11

Museo – Download Here

Betlog_Square_Standard_TTF_by_Quiccs

Betlog Square Standard TTF – Download Here

20 of Most Popular Google Chrome Extensions

All these Chrome Extensions are taken from the Chrome gallery and I am sure that these ones will offer anyways something unique to make you even more productive.

You might not be agree with us if we missed your favorite extension, if so then tell us about that really great one, we will surely update our list. The best part about Google Chrome’s extensions is that they are quite simple to both install and uninstall if they don’t suits your requirement.

1. Google Chrome Backup Extension

google-chrome-backup

Google Chrome backup add-on creates, backups, restores and manages Chrome profiles. All history, bookmarks and related stuff are maintained very easily with this add-on. So in case there is a system crash or accidental deletion, you can easily restore or get back the lost settings in Google Chrome.

Download Google Chrome Backup add-on

2. Google Chrome Dual View

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This Google Chrome extension enables you to view two different web pages in a single tab. A single tab will split into from the middle such that in each half you can see two different sites side by side. Particularly useful if multitasking or undertaking some research.

Download Dual View plugin for Google Chrome

3. XChrome

Download XChrome add-on for Google Chrome

xchrome-extension

This is a theme manager for Google Chrome browser. Now you can change the theme to suit your mood just with a click of a button. A must add-on if you are a fan of customization!

4. Adsweep (Adblock)

This is a popular Google Chrome extension that will clean all the ads present in web page such that you can view web pages ad free. It even helps to remove all the ads from Youtube videos or webpages and present you clean ad free page.

Download Adsweep ad-blocker for Google Chrome

5. Gmail This

It is basically a bookmarklet which lets you to mail the content of a web page through Gmail. Just select the content that you want to mail and press this bookmarklet Gmail composer window will open with the selected content now you can directly type in the email address to whom you want to send it and click send just like you do to send mails using Gmail.

Download GMail This extension

6. GMail Checker

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This tiny extension embeds a little notification icon in your toolstripwhich will alert you when you receive a new email! A click on the alert take you directly to the GMail window.

Download Gmail Checker extension

7. Google Talk From Your Browser

This little script allows you to add a GTalk icon to your launcher which, when run, opens up a window that simply requires your login and password to get you chatting.

Download GTalk plugin for Google Chrome

8. Session Saver – Session Management tool

session-saver-chrome

Session Saver is a session manager that lets you save and manage multiple sessions. It will help you to you save, manage and reload multiple sessions.

Download Session Saver extension for Google Chrome

9. Google Page Rank/ Alexa Rank Checker

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This clean and simple extension will display the current page rank of the opened website in the Google Chrome Status Bar.

Download Google Page rank / Alexa Rank checker

10. Cleeki

cleeki-addon-chrome

Cleeki is a perfect pal if you need to launch search/share/publish tasks based on any content in your browser. Just select some text, and Cleeki can search/share/publish the content and preview the results immediately. Cleeki can also preview a hyperlink without open a new window/tab.

Download Cleeki for Google Chrome

11. ChromeMailer

chrome-mailer

ChormeMailer is an application to send emails via Gmail, either directly or when you click on the links mailto: instead of opening another mail client.

Download Chrome Mailer Extension for Google Chrome

12. ChromePass

chromepass-extension

ChromePass add-on recovers usernames and passwords that are stored on Google Chrome browser. Simply install this add-on plugin and retrieve all the details.

Download ChromePass extension for Google Chrome

13. TPGoogleReader

tpgooglereader-chrome

This extension reside in the toolstrip and alerts you as to how many feeds you have unread inside your Google Reader account. Besides doing this, it also adds an RSS icon to your address bar allowing you to subscribe to a sites RSS feed with your Google account.

Download TPGoogleReader extension for Chrome

14. Chrome Gestures

Chrome Gestures addon adds a number of mouse gestures to Chrome browser.

Download Chrome Gestures addon

15. Sticky Notes

Chrome Sticky Notes adds an inbuilt notepad to Chrome which can be launched by clicking on the little notepad icon on the toolstrip. You get the option to save your sticky note for future reference, and you can view it even if you restart your browser.

Download Sticky notes extension for Chrome

16. Chritter

Chritter is a Chrome Twitter notifier which shows recent tweets in the toolstrip, fetches new tweets every 5 minutes and linkifies http://links, @usernames and #hashtags

Download Chritter for Google Chrome

17. Chrome.fm

chrome-fm

Download Chrome.fm add-on

18. Greasemetal

Greasemetal Extension can be said as the Firefox Greasemonkey addon for Google Chrome. Greasemonkey addon is for firefox which let you to run userscripts (user defined javascripts to modify the webpages being displayed).

Download Greasemetal extension for Google Chrome

19. Drag n Go Plugin

With Drag n Go Plugin you dont need to right-click and then select “Open in New Tab“ to open new links in background tab or foreground. All you need to do is to just drag the links to very small distance and drop it.

Download Drag-n-go plugin for Google Chrome

20. Facebook Notifications

It retrieves the number of notifications from your Facebook account. You have to be logged in to Facebook for this extension to work.

Download Facebook Notifications plugin for Google Chrome

21. Aniweather

aniweather-addon

Detailed weather report in the browser’s toolstrip. Also available as a Firefox addon.

Download Aniweather plugin for Google Chrome

22. Google Chrome Extension Manager

Now with all those amazing extensions installed onto your browser, you can enable, disable or delete the extensions from the application itself by installing this add-on!

Download Google Chrome Extension Manager

Best jQuery Lightbox Plugins

Lightbox is a fast growing way to present in a nice way an images or something else like inline html, video or an external site without opening a new window. In the old days most images(or other content) where presented in a new tab/window, which isn’t a pretty way to do this if you ask me.

Fancy Zoom (jQuery)

A few days ago John posted a rewritten version of Cabel Sasser’s FancyZoom to work with Prototype and Scriptaculous. I took it upon myself to port it to jQuery, while making a few usability improvements.
jQuery Lightbox

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Lightbox2

Lightbox is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. 1

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jQuery Lightbox Plugin (balupton edition)

Font effect is a jQuery plugin that add some effect to html text.
The available effects are (for now) Outline, Shadow, Gradient and Mirror
jQuery Lightbox

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LightWindow v2.0

After researching every single modal window, lightbox, slimbox, etc out there nothing fit the bill. Granted some of them were very nice but only fit a specific purpose, others were a nightmare on the code end, and others were just hacks of another. None of them truly supported all of the features we needed and those that were close could not be easily adapted without a bottle of Prozac near by.
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Colorbox Lightbox Plugin

ColorBox is a light-weight, customizable lightbox plugin for jQuery 1.3 and 1.4
jQuery Lightbox

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FaceBox

Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.
It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves. 1

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jQuery Lightbox

jQuery Lightbox is now being managed as a “Google Code” project, where anyone can make changes.1

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Milkbox

it will have new features like object gallery definition, flashvars, html files, and more!!! In the meantime, you can safely use it with mootools v1.3 in compatibility mode (both Core and More). Also, for those of you that still use mootools 1.2, Milkbox v2.3.2 now comes packaged with mootools 1.2.5, so it’s already good for IE9.1

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FancyBox

FancyBox is a tool for displaying images, html content and multi-media in a Mac-style “lightbox” that floats overtop of web page. 1

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Visual jQuery LightBox

Visual jQuery LightBox is a free wizard program that helps you easily generate online photo galleries, web gallery website with a nice Lightbox-style overlay effect, in a few clicks without writing a single line of code. 1

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prettyPhoto

“prettyPhoto is a jQuery lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also support for videos, flash, YouTube, iframes. It’s a full blown media lightbox.”
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PIROBOX

Hello and welcome, this is an advanced version of pirobox, I implemented a few things more than the previous version. One of the most important things is the ability to open any kind of files, from inLine content to the swf files, from simple images to pdf files. Other things are: automatic image resizing and drag and drop.
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Shadowbox

Shadowbox is a web-based media viewer application that supports all of the web’s most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable. Using Shadowbox, website authors can showcase a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navigating users away from the linking page.1

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Litebox jQuery Plugin

Litebox is a modified version of Lightbox v2.0 created with one thing in mind, size reduction. Litebox utilizes the 3kb javascript library moo.fx in association with prototype.lite, giving us the basic tools we need to make this work and you the ability to expand.

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ThickBox

ThickBox is a webpage UI dialog widget written in JavaScript on top of the jQuery library. Its function is to show a single image, multiple images, inline content, iframed content, or content served through AJAX in a hybrid modal.1

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Slightly ThickerBox

Slightly ThickerBox is a modification of Cody Lindley’s Thickbox script. I modified it for use on my Jason’s Toolbox Redesign. The modifications allow the script to generate “Previous Image” and “Next Image” links. The result is that you can use Slightly ThickerBox to create image galleries. In addition, you can create groups of galleries by setting a “rel” attribute on the links. (I also moved the Caption and Close link to the top and made the script case insensitive.) 1

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Suckerfish HoverLightbox

My initial reaction was that I thought it looked pretty neat and would be a nice way to present sets of images. It then occured to me that it might be nice to include Lightbox JS written by Lokesh Dhakar in the mix. Putting these techniques written by these great developers together resulted in quite an expandable image gallery.1

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NyroModal

Designers seem to like using modal windows more and more, as they provide a quick way to show data without reloading the entire page. It’s easy to use and easy to design. 1

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Lightview

Lightview was built to change the way you overlay content on a website.1

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Interface Imagebox

Interface Imagebox is an Interface plugin for jQuery.1

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jQuery lightBox plugin

jQuery lightBox plugin is simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery´s selector.
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imgBox

So, a couple of weeks ago I started working on challenging project – imgBox. imgBox is a jQuery plugin that implements a smooth zoom effect on images. Download it, try it, let me know what you think.
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GreyBox jQuery Lightbox

GreyBox jQuery Lightbox can be used to display websites, images and other content in a beautiful way.
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Picbox

Picbox is a lightweight (around 5KB) javascript image viewer based on the excellent Slimbox by Christophe Beyls, and available using either the Mootools or jQuery frameworks. It features automatic resizing and zooming of large images, allowing them to fit in the browser or be viewed at full size.
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Lightbox Gone Wild

In user interface design, a modal window (sometimes referred to as a modal dialog) is a window that blocks input to other windows. It has to be closed before the user can continue to operate the application and are frequently an element of Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications or desktop applications like Windows or OS X. One of their purposes is to prevent the software from being operated in an ambiguous state.
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SimpleModal

SimpleModal is a lightweight jQuery Plugin which provides a powerful interface for modal dialog development. Think of it as a modal dialog framework. SimpleModal gives you the flexibility to build whatever you can envision, while shielding you from related cross-browser issues inherent with UI development.
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boxy

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Highslide JS

Highslide JS is an image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript. These are some of its advantages:
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Slimbox 2

Slimbox 2 is a 4 KB visual clone of the popular Lightbox 2 script by Lokesh Dhakar, written using the jQuery javascript library. It was designed to be very small, efficient, standards-friendly, fully customizable, more convenient and 100% compatible with the original Lightbox 2.
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Picasa LightBox

Picasa LightBox is a WordPress plugin that lets you easily add Picasa images to your WordPress posts and pages.
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10 Joomla SEO Plugins You May Need

1. Set Generator Tag
This plugin allows you to modify the default Joomla CMS generator meta tag and make it whatever you want. Using this plugin means you will not have to change templates or the core Joomla files, and your changes will remain even if a new version of the CMS is downloaded since the changes reside in the Set Generator plugin, not Joomla itself.

2. SEOSimple
As the name states, this Joomla SEO plugin is meant to be simple, and its function is to take the starting portion of a page’s text content and apply it to the meta description at the head of the page. Since search engines will often use meta descriptions for SERPS, it is crucial that they have relevant content.

3. SEO Pagination
This easy-to-use plugin lets you give every page on your Web site a unique title, which is great if you have multiple categories, and can help give each page greater strength in overall SEO rankings.

4. JoomSEF
The JoomSEF plugin lets you rewrite your Joomla URLs so that they are more search engine friendly (SEF). These custom URLs can make for a better browsing experience for users and can lead to higher rankings from search engines.

5. J!Redirect 301
This Joomla SEO plugin allows you to easily create 301 redirects so that the only page indexed by search engines will be your main page. All other access requests will be directed to your main site, and 301 is the only type of redirect considered to be search engine friendly.

6. SiteVerify Plugin
SiteVerify adds a simple way to insert HTML Meta tags so that your site can be verified with Google, Live and Yahoo.

7. Website Name
This compact plugin gives you the ability to display your Web site name on the front end, letting you choose if you want it before or after the page title.

8. SEO-Generator
This does what it says – generates SEO keywords and description automatically from text and content.

9. Auto Backlinks
A simple plugin, this automatically pings high-ranking pages for auto backlinks directly to your site.

10. Unicode Slugs SEF
This is a great plugin allowing you to add special characters, accents and capitals in URLs that Google and other sites have no problem searching for.

Heroes TV Series Wallpapers

Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the characters’ lives. The series emulates the aesthetic style and storytelling of American comic books, using short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. The series was produced by Tailwind Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. it was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.

20+ Creative Examples of Mobile Websites

We handpicked 15 examples of mobile websites done right. With the number of mobile users across the world already exceeding the number of users accessing the internet from their computers, the message is clear : mobile is the future.
Surprisingly though, there are very few websites with mobile specific versions that cater for mobile visitors. While some of the bigger websites have mobile specific sites, this is not the norm – most sites as it stands today do not cater for mobile devices at all.
What makes a good mobile website?
A good mobile website fulfills the following objectives :
1) Compatibility
2) Content should be optimized
3) Usability
4) Good Design

Travis Berry

mobile-website-travis-berry

 

Burger King

mobile-site-burger-king

Pixanimal Studio

mobile-site-pixanimal-studio

McDonald’s

mobile-site-mcdonalds

H&M

mobile-website-h-m

Roanoke College

mobile-site-roanoke-college

Marina Yachting

mobile-site-marina-yachting

Alex Buga

mobile-site-alex-buga

Marcel Muller

mobile-site-marcel-muller

Brian not Bryan

mobile-website-brian-not-bryan

Marks and Spencer

mobile-website-design-marks-and-spencer

Daily Wallpaper

mobile-website-design-daily-wallpaper

Aztek Web

mobile-website-aztek-web

Pottery Barn Kids

mobile-site-pottery-barn-kids

Nordstrom

mobile-website-design-nordstrom1

Procab Studio

mobile-website-design-procab-studio

UT Dallas

mobile-website-design-ut-dallas

MiCocinaLatina

mobile-site-mi-cocina-latina

Design My Website

mobile-website-design-design-my-website

Jemma Clements

mobile-website-design-jemma-clements

Marmalade on Toast

mobile-website-marmalade-on-toast

MailChimp

mobile-website-mailchimp1

Coosh

mobile-website-coosh-copy

Victoria’s Secret Pink

mobile-site-victorias-secret-pink

Downtown Pittsburgh

mobile-site-downtown-pittsburgh

Tanya Ryno

mobile-website-tanya-ryno

Note: all Mobile Websites you’ve just seen have been found atMobileAwesomeness.com.

Premium Mobile Templates


Mobile Furniture Template

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25 Creative WordPress Ecommerce Themes

Boutique

 

eStore

 

Digital Box

 

Musician

 

StoreBox

 

Armonico

 

Compra

 

Stored

 

Propulsion

 

Storemerce

 

The Animal House

 

Clean Cut

 

Origami

 

Tribeca

 

Bangkoo

 

Parquet

 

BooKoo

 

Olahraga

 

Fluence

 

Super Store

 

Sliding

 

Briefed WooCommerce

 

Empire WooCommerce

 

Buro WooCeommerce

 

Emporium

 

Inspire

 

Kaboodle WooCommerce

 

BizzNizz WooCommerce

 

Argentum

 

WooStore

 

Coquette

 

Wootique

 

Statua WooCommerce

 

Simplicity WooCommerce

 

Canvas WooCommerce

 

50+ Creative Portfolio Website Designs

 

The portfolio websites of designers are often excellent sources of inspiration. Portfolio sites frequently demonstrate exceptional creativity and attention to detail.

There are tons more creative sites available, but I tried to select the best picks of my own choice. I also believe these sites and screenshots can present also current design trends.

45 Royale

 

45 Royale

 

Emotions by Mike

 

Emotions

 

Viget

Viget

 

Shylands

 

Shylands

 

Albert Lo

 

Albert Lo

 

Function

 

Function

 

Electric Pulp

 

Electric Pulp

 

Luke Larsen

Luke Larsen

 

Jason Santa Maria

 

Jason Santa Maria

 

Matt Bango

 

Matt Bango

 

Concentric Studio

 

Concentric Studio

 

Vesess

 

Vesess

 

Pixel Haven

 

Pixel Haven

 

Winnie Lim

 

Winnie Lim

 

Nathan Carnes

 

Nathan Carnes

 

Guilherme Neumann

 

Neumann

 

Artworking

 

Artworking

 

Jason Duerr

 

Jason Duerr

 

Ed Merritt

 

Ed Merritt

 

Robbie Manson

 

Robbie Manson

 

Kind Company

Kind Company

 

Rikcat Industries

 

Rikcat Industries

 

Jamie Gregory

 

Jamie Gregory

 

Mark Boulton

 

Mark Boulton

 

Simone Maranzana

 

Simone Maranzana

 

The Things We Make

 

The Things We Make

 

EdDidIt

 

EdDidIt

 

Noe Design Studio

 

Noe

 

Evan Eckard

 

Evan Eckard

 

Level 9 Design

 

Level 9

 

Timothy van Sas

 

Timothy van Sas

 

Surefire

 

Surefire

 

Merix

Merix

 

Vibrant Drive

 

Vibrant Drive

 

Quo Consulting

 

Quo Consulting

 

New Concept

 

New Concept

 

Ash Web Media

Ash Web Media

 

Ecstatic Media

 

Ecstatic Media

 

Ordered List

 

Ordered List

 

Sidebar Creative

 

Sidebar Creative

 

Chris Garrett

 

Chris Garrett

 

Kyle Haskins

 

Kyle Haskins

 

GoodBytes

 

GoodBytes

 

Leigh Taylor

 

Leigh Taylor

 

Holds’worth Design

 

Holds'worth Design

 

Wake Interactive

 

Wake Interactive

 

Hydra Studio

 

Hydra Studio

 

FortySeven Media

 

FortySeven Media

 

Mario H. Coelho

 

Mario H. Coelho

 

1minus1

1minus1

 

You Love Us

 

You Love Us

 

Edit Studios

 

Edit Studios

 

Andrew Bradshaw

 

Andrew Bradshaw

 

Marius Roosendaal

 

Marius Roosendaal

 

Rory Story

 

Rory Story

 

Freshest

 

Freshest

 

Digital Base

 

Digital Base

 

Fling Media

 

Fling Media

 

Deaxon

 

Deaxon

 

SimpleBits

 

SimpleBits

 

Cabedge

 

Cabedge

 

Ameravant

 

Ameravant

 

ImageX Media

 

ImageX Media


Top 10 Free Online Blogging Platforms

A blog is a great way to express your thoughts, create a web presence for your company and provide content to Internet users.

If you’re planning to create a blog, but don’t wish to get into the hassles of hosting, developing and deploying it yourself, consider creating a blog at any of the free blogging platforms mentioned below. Such services offer a plethora of features and generally come with both free as well as paid plans.

Let’s look at the top 10 most popular online blog-publishing services.

 

1. WordPress.com

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is perhaps the most feature-rich blogging service out there. It uses the popular open source web software WordPress, and offers many features in its free version — traffic stats, anti-spam filters, SEO, gorgeous themes and more.

If you choose to use WordPress.com, you’ll be in good company, as many popular blogs — including CNN’s Political TickerPeople Magazine’s Style Watch and Flickr — are on this platform.

If you need more than what the free version offers, you can opt for their premium features that include custom domains, upgraded web hosting resources and more.

Whether you’re an expert blogger or a beginner, this ultimate blogging platform is a safe bet.

2. Blog.com

Blog.com

Blog.com is another popular WordPress-powered blogging platform.

Just like other services, it has its own share of pros and cons. For a start, it offers many beautiful premium themes in its free accounts, as well as advanced plugins that one can expect only on a self-hosted blog. However, on the downside, the free service displays more ads as compared to WordPress.com. (But you can opt for paid upgrades to remove the advertisements.)

The free storage space offered on Blog.com is 2GB in the basic plan, which is less compared to 3GB that WordPress.com gives its users.

3. Blogger

Blogger

Google Blogger is a well-known blogging service that offers many features to its users. For example, Blogger comes with a Template Designer user interface that lets you tweak your blog’s appearance as much as you want. (However, the templates provided are, in my opinion, no match compared to WordPress themes.)

When it comes to ease of use, most beginners prefer Blogger as it offers a no-nonsense interface for administering your blog and top-notch integration with their Google account. Another great thing about Blogger is that it offers certain great features for free that you normally need to pay for in other blog-publishing services,  most noteworthy being the ability to set up custom domains without paying a cent.

4. TypePad Micro

TypePad Micro

TypePad Micro is another free blog-publishing service. The interface is easy to use, and you can import/export content from many other blogging platforms.

However, in terms of add-ons and themes offered, TypePad Micro won’t satisfy even the most basic blogger. The cheapest paid plan begins at $8.95 per month and comes with additional themes, custom domain mapping, as well as technical support.

In an age where almost all blogging services are offering numerous features in their free versions, TypePad Micro seems to be lagging behind.

5. Jux

Jux

Jux is an innovative service that lets you easily share content online. Conventionally speaking, it’s not a blogging service like the ones previously mentioned, however, it has a lot of the same functionalities. Rather, Jux lets you create your ownmicroblogging site for sharing your content.

By default, Jux templates don’t have the native sidebars and other widgets that are common to most blogs. Instead, Jux provides a clean (and beautiful) approach to blogging. Simply create an account, and then start sharing your content.

While Jux does seem amazing and has excellent support for mobile devices, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. For instance, if you’re planning to create a more conventional blog, opting for WordPress might be a better option. On the other hand, if you’re leaning more towards visual content, such as photos and artwork, Jux may just amaze you with its features.

6. Tumblr

Tumblr

Tumblr is a popular and feature-packed microblogging platform. It comes with many outstanding and interesting features such as audio blogging (for sharing your music, for example), free custom domains, hundreds of amazing blogging themes and more.

Furthermore, you can sync your Tumblr account with Facebook and/or Twitter so that you can update your social media feeds in a single location. Yet another awesome feature is the ability to create community-powered group blogs. Tumblr also offers support for many third-party apps such as Google Analytics and Feedburner.

7. Posterous Spaces

Posterous Spaces

Posterous Spaces is an excellent online blog-publishing service that is similar to Tumblr.

Posterous Spaces has excellent privacy and viewing features so that you can easily control who can see what on your Posterous Spaces site. It’s designed to allow its users to post content quickly and as hassle-free as possible, so it has loads of features included to facilitate this, such as free mobile apps for iOS and Androidsmartphones so you can update your blog on the go and a simple, well-designed user interface.

Using Posterous Spaces means you’ll be in good company; popular tech startups likeMailChimpTweetDeck and Airbnb leverage Posterous as their company blog.

8. Blogetery

Blogetery

Blogetery is a WordPress-powered online blogging service that offers a modest set of features. Free accounts get nearly 140 themes, custom domain mapping and roughly 40 plugins to choose from.

On Blogetery, ads are displayed on all free blogs, but if you wish to upgrade, you can opt for the paid plan that will cost you $3.50 per month and will give you additional themes, plugins, email support, 5GB of additional storage space, the ability to remove ads, etc.

9. Weebly

Weebly

Weebly offers more than just blogging — it’s a fully featured website builder! Weebly’s blog manager features a drag-and-drop interface, support for image galleries,slideshows, video/audio, maps, etc. Additionally, you can opt for their Designer Platform that lets you build websites for your client, thereby effectively using Weebly as a content management system.

10. LiveJournal

LiveJournal

LiveJournal (often abbreviated as LJ) offers blogging with a touch of social networking to it. You can participate in polls, create networks and interact with other LJ users alongside your blog.

With that said, the features, compared to other similar blogging services, are nothing to brag about. Their collection of template is decent, and plugins/extensions are pretty basic in nature.

Useful Plugins For WordPress Comments

The WordPress comment area must be managed, organized and stylized with CSS and WP hacks or the easy way, using plugins. There are here 47 WordPress plugins and I hope they will help you.

GD Star Rating – Download
gd star rating wordpress plugin
GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. Plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. Plugin also supports multi ratings along with thumbs based ratings. Plugin supports use of cache plugins and dynamic loading of data using ajax.

Facebook Comments for WordPress – Download
facebook comments wordpress plugin
This plugin integrates the Facebook commenting system right into your website. If a reader is logged into Facebook while viewing any comment-enabled page or post, they’ll be able to leave a comment using their Facebook profile. Non-Facebook users can post with a valid email address.

Features:

  • Styles can all be customized to fit your site’s theme
  • Number of comments displayed can be adjusted
  • Option to post comments directly to a user’s Facebook profile page
  • Comments can be included on pages only, posts only or both
  • Comments can be shown in chronological order or with the most recent comments first
  • Facebook comments can be attached to WordPress comments or inserted manually anywhere in your theme

Invisible Defender – Download

This plugin protects registration, login and comment forms from spambots by adding two extra fields hidden by CSS. This approach gave me 100% anti-spam protection on one of my sites.

The idea behind this plugin is simple: SPAMBOTs either fill every form field they find (generic spambots) or fill WordPress-specific fields only (spambots which will recognise WP or are targeting WP only). Therefore it is sufficient to add two extra text fields to form (one empty and one with predefined value), and check theirs values after form is submitted. 1st field (empty one) will be filled by generic spambots, and 2nd one will not be filled by spambots targeting WP only. With these two simple checks probably all spambots can be easily detected, so WP can return error “403 Forbidden” for them.

WordPress Comment Digg – Download
comment digg wordpress plugin
This plugin will allow users to digg / bury every thread of your comments, thus find out the most valuable comments as well as the human-spammers.

Most Popular Posts – Download
most popular posts wordpress plugin
Most Popular Posts is a basic widget for your sidebar that creates a list of links to the top posts on your blog according to the number of comments on the post. You can customize the widget title, number of links to show and whether or not you want to display the comment count.

New to this version, you can also select single categories to exclude or limit the final selection. This is particularly handy for organizing the popular posts you want to show.

WordPress Thread Comment – Download
thread comment wordpress plugin
This Plugin is an enhancement for WordPress’s comment function. It enables users to reply on a exist comment, and the discussion will be displayed threaded or nested.

Features

  • One can reply on any exist comments.
  • The discussion will be displayed nested or threaded.
  • Easy to install. No hacking on WordPress or your theme is needed.
  • W3C compatible.
  • Customizable HTML / PHP / CSS on admin section.
  • AJAX support, enables to comment without reloading the whole page.
  • Choose AJAX or not freely
  • Get notification by email when reply is available.
  • Can manage comment in front-end(move comment, delete comment)

Thank Me Later – Download
thank me later wordpress plugin
Thank Me Later (TML) will automatically send an e-mail to your those who leave a comment at your blog. Use this plugin to say ‘Thanks’ to your visitors, and prompt them to further engage with your blog.

TML is highly configurable. It allows you to create multiple e-mail messages and to send the message after a pre-defined amount of time, making messages appear more unique and people-friendly.

Paginated Comments – Download

Paginated Comments is a WordPress Plugin ** developed with SEO in mind ** that gives you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages.

You can create pages based on size of comments (so that no page of comments is greater than a certain file size) or you can create pages based on number of comments per page (100 for example).

Defensio Anti-Spam – Download
defensio wordpress plugin
Defensio is an advanced spam filtering web service that learns and adapts to your behaviors and those of your readers.

Advanced features such as support for OpenID, detailed statistics, charts, RSS feed of our comments (innocent and spam) and counter widget are also available.

Defensio aims to be an all-in-one anti-spam solution. Therefore, using it along with other anti-spam plugins WILL cause problems. PLEASE deactivate Akismet and other similar plugins before activating Defensio.

Twitter Blog – Download

Twitter Blog will not only tweet your blog post, but it will also check hourly for replies to that tweet and turn it into a comment on that blog post. It also uses the bit.ly API for URL shortening and adds link generated to your bit.ly account for tracking purposes. Tweets with a hashtag of #blog (customizable) will also be converted to a blog post.

Pagebar – Download
pagebar wordpress plugin
Pagebar adds a nice page bar to your blog posts, multipaged posts and paged comments

NoSpamNX – Download
nospamnx wordpress plugin
There have been many new good ideas of fighting automated Spam in WordPress. Most of these Plugins (like the antecessor of NoSpamNX: Yawasp) change the name of one (or more) of your comment field. On the one hand, this is indeed more effective, but on the other hand, this goes to the expense of compatibility. Therefore, NoSpamNX does not change any of your comment fields, but still claims to be very effective.

NoSpamNX automaticly adds additional formfields to your comment form, invisible to human users. If a spambot fills these fields blindly (which 99.9% of all spambots do), the comment will not be saved. You can decide if you want to block these spambots or mark them as spam. Furthermore, you can put common spam-phrases on a blacklist.

Subscribe to Double-Opt-In Comments – Download
subscribe to double-opt-in-comments wordpress plugin
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry, with double-opt-in Feature. First, the user will get an e-mail with a confirmation link, after the user has confirmed the subscription, he or she will be noticed about new comments. Plugin based on Mark Jaquith “Subscribe to Comments”

Greg’s Threaded Comment Numbering – Download
threaded comment wordpress plugin
This plugin numbers your comments sequentially and hierarchically, with full support for the new comment features available in WordPress 2.7 and later — including threading, paging, and your choice of ascending or descending date order.

Greg’s Comment Length Limiter – Download
Greg's Comment Length Limiter wordpress plugin
This plugin provides a configurable limit on the length of comments left in the comment form, with a character countdown displayed for the user and dynamically updated with each keypress.

Quote Comments – Download
quote comments wordpress plugin
This plugin adds a tiny link that says “Quote” on each comment on your posts. Click it, and the contents of the comment is copied to the comment area, wrapped in blockquote tags. It’s even compatible with MCEComments.

SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – Download
si captcha wordpress plugin
Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all. In order to post comments or register, users will have to type in the code shown on the image. This prevents spam from automated bots. Adds security. Works great with Akismet. Also is fully WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress compatible.

WP-RecentComments – Download
wp recent comments wordpress plugin
Show the recent comments in your WordPress sidebar. You can limit the number of comments, set the maximum length of excerpts, filter out pingbacks and/or trackbacks. You can also enable or disable the avatars, resize and reposition them. Besides above, it supports WordPress Widget. And now, it’s AJAX comment paging, you can turn to the newer or older comments when you clicked on the paging buttons.

Comment Rating – Download
Comment Rating wordpress plugin
If you’re tired of moderating readers’ comments on your blog, stop doing that and let your readers decide which comment deserves to be shown. If you’re getting outrageous comments on your blog, don’t get too angry yet. Let’s see how many readers feel the same. You can do these tasks (and more) with the Comment Rating plugin.

Akismet – Download
akismet wordpress plugin
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
Yeah, I know everyone has heard its name at least 1000 times per month but I couldn’t leave it in the cold

Mingle – Download

The simplest way to turn your WordPress website into a Social Network comparable to Facebook or LinkedIn. Mingle makes it easy to create a social network for your family, church, business or even a premium membership site! Mingle uses your standard WordPress website and standard WordPress theme to create your Social Network instantly.

Easy Comment Uploads – Download

This plugin allow your visitors to attach images or other file to their comments as easily as possible. I designed it for langtreeshout.org . It also adds lightbox code for all inserted images.

Delete Pending Comments – Download
delete pending wordpress plugin
This plugin is a quick way to delete all pending comments. It’s useful for victims of spammer attacks.

Custom Avatars For Comments – Download
custom avatars wordpress plugin
This was initially written for a client and he agreed to open-source it. Thanks, John! Your visitors will be able to choose from the avatars you upload to your website for each and every comment they make. Various configuration options are available.

CommentLuv – Download
commentluv wordpress plugin
This plugin will visit the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieve a selection of their last blog posts, tweets or digg submissions which they can choose one from to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit.

It has been found to increase comments and the community spirit for the thousands of blogs that have installed it. With a simple install you will immediately start to find new and interesting blog posts, tweets and diggs from your own blog and community.

Ajax Comment Preview – Download

Other preview plugins don’t know what sort of changes WordPress will make to a visitor’s comment, but this plugin uses AJAX and other buzzwords to send each previewed comment through WordPress’ inner voodoo.

The result? With the click of a button, your site’s visitors can preview their comments exactly as they will appear when they submit them for realies.

Antispam Bee – Download
Antispam Bee wordpress plugin
Protects your blog from spam by replacing the comment field. It’s easy to use and extremely effective. Really!

At a Glance

  • [NEW] Block comments and pings from specific countries
  • WordPress 3.x ready: Design as well as technical
  • Optional strict check for incomming comments
  • Email notifications about new spam comments
  • Trackback and pingback check
  • Spam counter on dashboard
  • Quick & Dirty: activate, set settings, done!
  • Spam may be marked or deleted immediately
  • Automatically cleanup the spam folder
  • Saves no data in the database
  • Accordingly no outgoing connection
  • Very, very fast execution
  • No need to adjust any templates
  • Clean up after uninstall the plugin
  • Anonymous and independent

Spectacu.la Threaded comments – Download
sepctacula threaded comments wordpress plugin
Once installed this plug-in will replace your theme’s comments template with its own. Giving you threading, pagination and jQuery based roll up of subordinate comments this allows you to keep things tidy. The roll up can be told to trigger at any depth you feel is best using the comments page under appearance. Also available on the plug-ins admin page is the option to use the other included stylesheet that’s more appropriate for dark hued themes. You can also tell it to use no stylesheet at all. This is handy if you want to roll it into your themes stylesheet to cut down the number of HTTP requests a visitor makes, useful on busy sites.

Gurken Subscribe to Comments – Download

Gurken StC is an extension of the version from Mark Jaquith (txfx.net). It supports closed-loop authentication which means that you first have to confirm your mail address, before you’re able to receive notifications about subsequent comments.

IntenseDebate Comments – Download
intensedebate wordpress plugin
IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Custom integration with your WordPress admin panel makes moderation a piece of cake. Comment threading, reply-by-email, user accounts and reputations, comment voting, along with Twitter and friendfeed integrations enrich your readers’ experience and make more of the internet aware of your blog and comments which drives traffic to you!

Full comment and account data sync between Intense Debate and WordPress ensures that you will always have your comments stored locally on your own server.

Subscribe to Comments Now – Download

Subscribe to Comments plugin has “subscribe without commenting” form, but you must edit your template to insert it. This plugin displays this form without the need to edit anything.

Twit Connect – Download
twitconnect wordpress plugin
Integrate Twitter and WordPress. Provides single-signon and avatars. Includes Twitter’s @anywhere: hovercards, follow button, and tweetbox. Tweet Quotes – Use [tweet] tags to format tweets from search.twitter.com.

Twitter Comments – Twitoaster – Download
twitoaster wordpress plugin
Twitter Comments system. Give to you readers the possibility to send comments via Twitter! Automatically retrieve Twitter Replies and/or Twitter Retweets to your Blog’s Posts. These Twitter mentions are handled like Posts Comments, using WP built-in comment system.

jQuery Comment Preview – Download
jquery comment wordpress plugin
Features:

  • Live comment preview, which does not take that extra space on a page.
  • The simple HTML-editor (instruction on using the editor are on the plugin options page).
  • You can customize the comment preview block as you wish. You can display: comment author name, avatar (static or dinamic using gravatar.com), comment date and time, comment text. All this can be designed with CSS.
  • You may don’t connect the plugin’s CSS file (optional), if you wish to reduce a number of queries to your server.
  • The plugin’s JS and CSS files are connected only on a pages with a comment form.

Comment Validation – Download

Ever got annoyed when submitting a comment on a wordpress blog and just getting a blank page with a error message like “please fill out required fields” and nothing else? This plugin aims to help by adding validation to the comment form. When a user submits the form and something is missing, an appropiate message is displayed and individual fields are highlighted. When the email or url is in an incorrect format, a message is displayed accordingly.

Disqus Comment System – Download
disqus wordpress plugin
Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.

The Disqus for WordPress plugin seamlessly integrates using the Disqus API and by syncing with WordPress comments.

NoFollow Free – Download
nofollow free wordpress plugin
This WordPress plugin remove the “nofollow” attribute from your wordpress blog’s comments (precisely from the author’s links) and/or from the comments text links and it inserts (if you want) an image band at the top of your pages with the phrase: “NOFOLLOW FRE” to encourage your users to submit comments. The last release includes new options to replace the nofollow only when the author posted X comments before and put back the nofollow when some blacklisted words are matched. The replacement of the nofollow is also based on the users type (registered and visitor users). Every option cna be customized by the options page “NOFF”.

Top Commentators Widget – Download
top commentators wordpress plugin
The Top Commentators Widget a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. Adapted from Show Top Commentators plugin at Personal Financial Advice, this widget is easier to manage via the control form (no need to edit the PHP file); additional options are also available to make it more flexible. Read the FAQ section on how to customize the widget, and take a look at the screen shot to see the control form for customizing the Top Commentators Widget.

No Comments On Pages – Download

No Comments On Pages is a tiny WordPress plugin which, when activated, disables posting of new comments to all pages and hides existing ones.

Most Commented Widget – Download

Add a widget to display a list of the posts/pages with the most comments.

Comment Toolbar – Download
Comment toolbar wordpress plugin
This plug-in adds up to six buttons at the end (or the top) of every comments to automatically insert Comments Navigation, Reply and Quote functions. Then you can respond to the author of each comment and quote some or all of its comment. In addition, you can move easily between comments with smooth scrolling. Now you can customize the graphic appearance of button images.

@ Reply – Download
paginated comments wordpress plugin
This plugin allows you to add Twitter-like @reply links to comments. When clicked, those links insert the author name and a link to the comment you are replying to in the textarea.

OpenID – Download
openid wordpress plugin
OpenID is an open standard that allows users to authenticate to websites without having to create a new password. This plugin allows users to login to their local WordPress account using an OpenID, as well as enabling commenters to leave authenticated comments with OpenID. The plugin also includes an OpenID provider, enabling users to login to OpenID-enabled sites using their own personal WordPress account. XRDS-Simple is required for the OpenID Provider and some features of the OpenID Consumer.

Commentwitter – Download
Commentwiter wordpress plugin
Commentwitter is a WordPress plugin that gives commenters the option of Tweeting their comment with a link to your post.

Other features

  • Automatically creates bit.ly to specific comments in a post
  • Integrates nicely into forms
  • Blog owner can Tweet new comments automatically on their profile
  • Works off the shelf with Thesis

TinyMCEComments – Download

Why the need of a preview box if you have the What You See Is What You Get Editor in the same place as your visitors type in the comments?

This plugin turns the comment field from a primitive into a WYSIWYG editor, using the internal TinyMCE library bundled with WordPress 2.0 or up, without the need of another separate installation. Functions that only available to writers like adding images were removed and will not show up in the toolbar.

WP Wall – Download
wp wall wordpress plugin
WP Wall is a “Wall” widget that appears in your blog’s side bar. Readers can add a quick comment about the blog as a whole, and the comment will appear in the sidebar immediately, without reloading the page.

All comments are internally handled by WordPress so that means you have normal comment moderation, SPAM protection and new comment notification.

WP Wall is fully customizable with a CSS file and included graphics.

SEO Super Comments – Download

For each user comment we will create a new dynamic page on the blog, holding the actual comment information. This page will not actually exist in WordPress database, but we will create it dynamically using a WordPress plugin.

What we instantly get in this way is big jump in site’s index visible to search engines. This is possible because blog comments are crawl-able, index-able and most importantly rank-able content. Also meaning you will start to get search engine traffic for the context of the comment.

The old author link in the comments will now lead to the newly generated page. Author’s URL will still be displayed (and we can do-follow it now as it will be only one external link on the page).

The concept relies around optimizing the target page using title and H1 tag using the context of the comment. So basically we will take the excerpt of the comment and use it to create the page title and H1 tag and in the body we will old the content of the comment (plus some more goodies, read on).

Since now all comments normally drain page rank even when nofollowed (bad for your site) the whole idea of using them to generate links back to your site instead and get free indexable content along the way, looks just much more appealing.

Paginated Comments – Download
paginated comments wordpress plugin
Paginated Comments is a WordPress Plugin ** developed with SEO in mind ** that gives you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages.

You can create pages based on size of comments (so that no page of comments is greater than a certain file size) or you can create pages based on number of comments per page (100 for example).

IntenseDebate Comments – Download

IntenseDebate Comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog or website. Custom integration with your WordPress admin panel makes moderation a piece of cake. Comment threading, reply-by-email, user accounts and reputations, comment voting, along with Twitter and friendfeed integrations enrich your readers’ experience and make more of the internet aware of your blog and comments which drives traffic to you!

Full comment and account data sync between Intense Debate and WordPress ensures that you will always have your comments stored locally on your own server.

IntenseDebate Comments – Download

Highlight Author Comments automatically displays comments made by a post’s author in a distinctive style with no need to edit your template files, etc. All you do is provide a snippet or two of CSS styling to be applied to author posts.

20+ of the Best CSS and HTML Frameworks

I have to tell you that I discovered my first CSS framework more than a year ago and I was fascinated at least. Hours of writing the same dull code and then solving the same silly bugs have been lost before it and I was almost mad about it but in the same time happy that I’ve at least found the bloody thing. Out of a personal curiosity I’ve searched all the possible CSS frameworks to see what they are bringing new and how they are helping the community and then selected the best of them for other unfortunate designers or developers out there who don’t have their hands on a CSS grid framework. I was surprised that people have already made mobile CSS/HTML frameworks but you won’t have to, cause you got them here and can use them free.

Blueprint

Blueprint CSS framework

Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your development time. It gives you a solid foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, useful plugins, and even a stylesheet for printing.

What does Blueprint have to offer?

  • A CSS reset that eliminates the discrepancies across browsers.
  • A solid grid that can support the most complex of layouts.
  • Typography based on expert principles that predate the web.
  • Form styles for great looking user interfaces.
  • Print styles for making any webpage ready for paper.
  • Plugins for buttons, tabs and sprites.
  • Tools, editors, and templates for every step in your workflow.

 

960 Grid System

960 Grid System CSS framework

The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem

The 12-column grid is divided into portions that are 60 pixels wide. The 16-column grid consists of 40 pixel increments. Each column has 10 pixels of margin on the left and right, which create 20 pixel wide gutters between columns

The premise of the system is ideally suited to rapid prototyping, but it would work equally well when integrated into a production environment. There are printable sketch sheets, design layouts, and a CSS file that have identical measurements.

YAML

YAML CSS framework

“Yet Another Multicolumn Layout” (YAML) is an (X)HTML/CSS framework for creating modern and flexible floated layouts. The structure is extremely versatile in its programming and absolutely accessible for end users.

The YAML framework is an open source project by Dirk Jesse and has been continuously enhanced since its first release in October 2005.

  • Focussed on web standards and accessibility
  • Slim framework core with numerous extensions
  • Robust, flexible layout concept (columns & grids)
  • Design patterns for typography, forms, mircoformats, rtl support ect.
  • Complete multilingual documentation

YUI 2

YUI 2 CSS framework

The foundational YUI Grids CSS offers four preset page widths, six preset templates, and the ability to stack and nest subdivided regions of two, three, or four columns. The 4kb file provides over 1000 page layout combinations. Other features include:

  • Supports fluid-width (100%) layouts as well as preset fixed-width layouts at 750px, 950px, and 974px, and the ability to easily customize to any number.
  • Supports easy customization of the width for fixed-width layouts.
  • Flexible in response to user initiated font-size adjustments.
  • Template columns are source-order independent, so you can put your most important content first in the markup layer for improved accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Self-clearing footer. No matter which column is longer, the footer stays at the bottom.
  • Layouts less than 100% are automatically centered.
  • Accommodates IAB’s Ad Unit Guidelines for common ad dimensions.
  • Offers full A-grade browser support.

BlueTrip

BlueTrip CSS framework

A full featured and beautiful CSS framework which originally combined the best of Blueprint, Tripoli (hence the name), Hartija, 960.gs, and Elements, but has now found a life of its own.

BlueTrip gives you a sensible set of styles and a common way to build a website so that you can skip past the grunt work and get right to designing.

Download the package, include the images and stylesheets in your site structure, and get going!

Features:

  • 24-column grid
  • Sensible typography styles
  • Clean form styles
  • A print stylesheet
  • An empty starter stylesheet
  • Sexy buttons
  • Status message styles

Elements

Elements CSS framework

Elements is a down to earth CSS framework. It was built to help designers write CSS faster and more efficient. Elements goes beyond being just a framework, it’s its own project workflow.It has everything you need to complete your project, which makes you and your clients happy. Read the Overview for more information.

Some of the awesome features:

  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Collection of preset classes
  • Lightbox included
  • An awesome mass reset
  • Adds style and usablity to external links with icons
  • Can be easily uploaded to your website hosting server
  • Free of course

52framework

52framework CSS framework

With HTML5 support coming so fast, with the tiniest of hacks we are able to use it today in virtually al browsers. Using HTML5 makes for much cleaner mark up. This framework fully uses all the great advantages of HTML5.

CSS3 is one of the coolest thing in the web designer world and has been a long time coming. With CSS3 you can save time designing and slicing fancy layouts. CSS3 has features like text/box shadow, rounded corners,and animations. These just a few of the many CSS3 features has to offer you

Brief Feature List:

  • rounded corners
  • text-shadow
  • box-shadow
  • html5 markup
  • grid system
  • css reset
  • and much more

elastiCSS

elastiCSS CSS framework

A simple css framework to layout web-based interfaces, based on the printed layout techniques of 4 columns but with capabilities to unlimited column combinations. and capacity to make elastic, fixed and liquid layout easily.

All frameworks are the consequence of repeated patterns, they help developers get faster, repeatable and predictable results. CSS frameworks are no different. By using them you can predict the results you will obtain, and you don’t have to write over and over the same classes or CSS rules to accomplish certain results.

The people against CSS frameworks argument that because they can accomplish the same results by themselves, frameworks have no benefit. But Modularity is the first benefit, going with the DRY principle of programming.

So do you need a CSS Framework?, We would say you do. The problem here is to decide if currently available frameworks provide the features you need. Or going and develop a framework yourself..

Elastic provides a declarative syntax language to define the layout structure and behavior. It’s like having a conversation with your code.

This way you don’t have to remember cryptic class names, just express what you want.
Make two, three, four, or auto-columns.
Let Elastic get the width of fixed width columns.
Call for same-height or full-height.

Boilerplate

boilerplate CSS framework

Boilerplate: noun standardized pieces of text for use as clauses in contracts or as part of a computer program.

As one of the original authors of Blueprint CSS I’ve decided to re-factor my ideas into a stripped down framework which provides the bare essentials to begin any project. This framework will be lite and strive not to suggest un-semantic naming conventions. You’re the designer and your craft is important.

Typogridphy

Typogridphy CSS framework

Typogridphy is a CSS framework constructed to allow web designers and front-end developers to quickly code typograhically pleasing grid layouts.

Based on the popular 960 Grid System, Typogridphy allows you to create grid layouts which are versatile and great looking. Typogridphy is made of fully validate, semantic and strict xHTML, and validate CSS.

It also uses a typographical method know as ‘creating vertical rhythm’, whereby all adjacent lines of text line up horizontally, regardless of line breaks and new paragraphs. This method in itself isn’t that difficult to accomplish — using pixels. I have created Typogridphy using ems, meaning the layout is zoomable — try holding your Ctrl key and scrolling your mouse wheel.

Emastic

emastic CSS framework

Emastic is a CSS Framework, it’s continuing mission: to explore a strange new world, to seek out new life and new web spaces, to boldly go where no CSS Framework has gone before.

Why should you use emastic? 
It’s:

  • Lightweight (compressed weight less then 4kb)
  • Personalized width of the page in (em,px,%)
  • Use of fixed and fluid columns in the grid.
  • Elastic Layout with “em”s
  • Baseline Grid Typography

Malo

Malo CSS framework

Malo is ultra small css library for building web sites. It is meant to be structural base for small or medium web sites. Malo derives from it’s bigger brother Emastic CSS Framework.

Why should you use Malo?

Because it’s:

  • Ultra small (compressed is 0,25 kb or 8 lines of CSS! )
  • Personalized width of the page in (%, px, em)
  • Super flexible.
  • Easy to use.
  • How Malo works?

Malo is based on the principle that every column can be divided into two, three, four and five parts.
– 100% = 50% + 50%
– 100% =~ 33,33% + 33,33% + 33,33%
– 100% = 25% + 25% + 25% + 25%
– 100% = 20% + 20% + 20% + 20% + 20%

Also you can use nested columns

100% = 50% + 50% ( and inside 25% + 25% + 25% + 25%)

I think that with this system you can cover 85% of every grid you can imagine.

The Golden Grid

The Golden Grid CSS framework

The Golden Grid is a web grid system. It ‘s a product of the search for the perfect modern grid system. It ‘s meant to be a CSS tool for grid based web sites.

Main features:

  • 970px main width
  • 6/12 grid system
  • Super lightweight((compressed weight less then 1kb)
  • Easy to learn.

1kb grid

1kb grid CSS framework

Other CSS frameworks try to do everything—grid system, style reset, basic typography, form styles. But complex systems are, well, complex. Looking for a simple, lightweight approach that doesn’t require a PhD? Meet The 1KB CSS Grid

When server-side options for templating and sub-templating are limited, the grid can be used as an alternative page templating engine. The 1KB CSS Grid’s convenient row and column syntax provide all the necessary scaffolding

Though simple, The 1KB CSS Grid packs the punch of a heavyweight. Nested rows? Piece of cake! A fluid grid rather than a fixed one? No problem! Explores some of the finer details of implementing the grid

Tripoli

tripoli CSS framework

Tripoli is a generic CSS standard for HTML rendering. By resetting and rebuilding browser standards, Tripoli forms a stable, cross-browser rendering foundation for your web projects.

Tripoli completly resets all default browser standards and rebuilds them quietly with modern web development in mind.

Tripoli is not a CSS framework. It doesn’t tell you how to code your web site. Instead, it forms a solid HTML rendering engine and a base for creating dynamic layouts without interfering with typographic measurements.

Fluid 960 Grid System

Fluid 960 Grid System CSS framework

The Fluid 960 Grid System templates have been built upon the work of Nathan Smith and his 960 Grid System using effects from the MooTools and jQuery JavaScript libraries. The idea for building these templates was inspired by Andy Clarke, author of Transcending CSS, who advocates a content-out approach to rapid interactive prototyping, crediting Jason Santa Maria with the grey box method.

Baseline

Baseline CSS framework

Built with typographic standards in mind, Baseline makes it easy to develop a website with a pleasing grid and good typography. Baseline starts with several files to reset the browser’s default behavior, build a basic typographic layout — including style for HTML forms and new HTML 5 elements — and build a simple grid system. Baseline was born to be a quick way to prototype a website and grew up to become a full typographic framework for the web using “real” baseline grid as its foundation.

Lovely CSS Framework

Lovely CSS Framework

The Lovely CSS Framework is a simple and straight forward way to easily deploy an XHTML/CSS site.

Based on a simple 960px wide grid system, featuring multiple column layouts, and various pluggable add-ons.

Easy framework

Easy CSS Framework

Easy is a CSS/HTML/JavaScript framework started as a personal project and then grew into something more. The idea behind it is to reduce the amount of time spent on setting up the basic master HTML template by reusing the same coding techniques.

Framework includes all 3 layers of front-end: structural, presentational and interactive what makes it the true all-in-one solution for your next front-end project.

Main features include:

– Rock-solid base HTML structure and predefined basic CSS styles for both screen and print.
– Built-in set of interactive functions, no need for a single line of JavaScript.
– Library of HTML content blocks that can be easily used and reused.
– Basic file organization and possibility of expanding the library with your own code.

The Fluid Grid System

The Fluid Grid System CSS Framework

A web grid system designed by Joseph Silvashy and New Gold Leaf that allows designers to use the screen real estate on large monitors and retain great design on smaller ones. The Fluid Grid System combines the principals of the typographic grid and a baseline grid into one resolution-independent framework.

Web developers have only recently started to show a real interest in grid systems. Why it has taken so many years for web developers to become interested in something that has been essential to the written medium in general since the 30s, is hard to say.

The Fluid Grid System is great for rapid prototyping as well as final production layouts because designers can quickly design layouts and make changes to complex pages which have the ability to maintain well-planned horizontal and vertical rhythm. Download (28 KB) the latest version of the Fluid Grid System, the .zip contains all the XHTML/CSS files you need to get started designing.

xCSS

xCSS Framework

xCSS bases on CSS and empowers a straightforward and object-oriented workflow when developing complex style cascades. Using xCSS means a dramatic cut down to your development time by: having a intuitive overview of the overall CSS structure, using variables, re-using existing style cascades and many other handy features. But, most frameworks are bulky and inflexible, aren’t they? Not xCSS! It’s lightweight and seamlessly integrates into any existing workflow. Aside from that the CSS overhead is getting reduced while your (X)HTML attributes remain semantic.

jQuery Masonry

jQuery Masonry Framework
(I know this isn’t a CSS framework, but a jQuery plugin but it is related and bloody useful).

Masonry is a layout plugin for jQuery. Think of it as the flip side of CSS floats. Whereas floating arranges elements horizontally then vertically, Masonry arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid. The result minimizes vertical gaps between elements of varying height, just like a mason fitting stones in a wall.

FEM CSS Framework

FEM CSS Framework

FEM CSS Framework is a 960px width + 12 column grid system + CSS common styles, to easy and fast develop web layouts.

It is based in the 960 Grid System, but with a twist in the philosophy to make it more flexible and faster to play with boxes.

Unobtrusive CSS Framework

Unobtrusive CSS Framework

Yeah, this is a joke. I’m testing your humor and so are they 😀

Less Framework

Less CSS Framework

Less Framework is a cross-device CSS grid system based on using inline media queries.

The idea is to first create a default layout normally, and then additional layouts using inline media queries. Any browsers incompatible with media queries will simply ignore all the additional layouts, and will only use the default one. The additional layouts will inherit any styles given to the default layout, so coding them is a breeze.

All four of the layouts included in Less Framework share a common column-width and gutter-width, which makes it easy to design them consistently. Also included are two sets of typography presets, composed around a baseline grid of 24 px.

Sencha Touch 1.0

Sencha Touch 1.0 CSS Framework

Sencha Touch, the first HTML5 mobile JavaScript framework that allows you to develop mobile web apps that look and feel native on iPhone and Android touchscreen devices, has just hit the big 1.0.

Since its initial launch, Sencha Touch has quickly become the gold standard for developing rich mobile web applications with HTML5. And now, we’re making it available free of charge for commercial or use under the GPL.

Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework

Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework

jo is a lightweight JavaScript framework designed for HTML5 apps.

jo does:

  • Embrace JavaScript’s object model and loosely typed nature
  • Leverage CSS3 to handle as much of the pretty presentation and animation as possible
  • Provide a consistent and modular event model between objects
  • Wrap DOM and device-specific events into a cohesive gesture system
  • Insulate developers from different persistent storage solutions
  • Play nicely with other libraries like PhoneGap

jo doesn’t:

  • Use a lot of resources
  • Depend on other frameworks
  • Have a lot of browser dependent code
  • Require detailed knowledge of the DOM
  • Force you to deeper into its framework than you want to go
  • Use $ and other arcane looking symbols in place of proper identifiers

New HTML5 Websites for Designer’s Inspiration

New technologies like HTML5 or CSS3 help the design world to take the game to a whole new level, making the sites look like they made a huge leap in evolution. The designers who use these two, HTML5 and CSS3, if they use them properly get results like the ones below and that is well designed sites, more appealing and which are loading (usually) faster.

theverge.com

theverge.com

divups.com

divups.com

agenziatecnodue.com

agenziatecnodue.com

williamcsete.com

williamcsete.com

miltonbayer.com

miltonbayer.com

mixforms.com

mixforms.com

johnsardine.com

johnsardine.com

markdearman.com

markdearman.com

bostonglobe.com

bostonglobe.com

gphonda.co.uk

gphonda.co.uk

disconnesso.com

disconnesso.com

thefoakhouse.com

thefoakhouse.com

philipandrews.org

philipandrews.org

beta.theexpressiveweb.com

beta.theexpressiveweb.com

andrewshanley.co.uk

andrewshanley.co.uk

rockstarworking.com

rockstarworking.com

wearemanic.com

wearemanic.com

blocklevel.nl

blocklevel.nl

marshallheadphones.com

marshallheadphones.com

enixel.com

enixel.com

alan-horne.com

alan-horne.com

plastical.com

plastical.com

concrete5.org

concrete5.org

webstandardssherpa.com

webstandardssherpa.com

wecreative.com.br

wecreative.com.br

visitesaopaulo.com/blog

visitesaopaulo.com/blog

digitalhands.net

digitalhands.net

mktvirtual.com.br

mktvirtual.com.br

lvgraphic.it

lvgraphic.it

pushhere.com

pushhere.com

zenithdelille.com

zenithdelille.com

johnkavanagh.co.uk

johnkavanagh.co.uk

s5-style.com

s5-style.com

breadandpepper.com

breadandpepper.com

hellocarbon.ca

hellocarbon.ca

ngenworks.com

ngenworks.com

mademyday.de

mademyday.de

thewp.co

thewp.co

bigbitecreative.com

bigbitecreative.com

johnjacob.eu

johnjacob.eu

Lots of JQuery Tutotials to Help You Customize Your Site

Beginner or an actual developer, you sometimes need some jQuery tutorials to customize your site or the client’s and make it a dynamic platform for its visitors. From the numerous jQuery tutorials that are on the net, I’ve selected 65 that I believe are the best you can find. A few of these are video tutorials, but most of them are presented in the oldschool form of text + images and a serious description and examples. jQuery never seemed easier.

How to Create a jQuery Confirm Dialog Replacement

How to Create a jQuery Confirm Dialog Replacement tutorial

Continuing on our quest for building customizable alternatives for browser’s controls, this week we are building a cross-browser, custom confirm dialog in the form of an easy to use jQuery plugin. You can choose the text, buttons, and actions that will be executed when they are clicked.

Outside the Box Navigation with jQuery

Outside the Box Navigation with jQuery tutorial

Just about every website uses the regular navigation concepts we’re all used to. After awhile this can get pretty boring, especially for designers who thrive on creativity. While mimicking the OS X dock and stacks isn’t new, it’s certainly not common.

Fancy Apple-Style Icon Slide Out Navigation

Fancy Apple-Style Icon Slide Out Navigation jquery tutorial

This menu looks very similar to the Apple-style navigation but it reveals some icons when hovering over it. The icons slide out from the top and when the mouse leaves the link, the icon slides back under the link element. This creates a neat “card-shuffle” effect.

Create an Attractive Before and After Photo Effect with jQuery

Create an Attractive Before and After Photo Effect with jQuery tutorial

It’s just so intuitive and simple. So, I have decided to build something similar but with a few of enhancements. I’m going to show you how to build it and how to convert it to plugins. Tested on IE6, 7, 8, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

jQuery Sequential List

Sequential List jQuery tutorial

Have you ever had to manually code something that is sequential? Didn’t you find it annonying? Well, here is a simple solution for you. This tutorial will show you how to use jQuery to add a sequent of CSS classes to create a graphical list. The second example will show you how to add a comment counter to a comment list using jQuery’s prepend feature.

jQuery Feed Menu

Feed Menu jQuery tutorial

But still, it’s nice to offer users an alternate way to get at your feeds, so typically you will see a feed icon lurking around a site somewhere. At times, you will see a list of two, three or more links to different feeds offered on a site. Why not have an easy and standard way of offering your feeds via a nice, compact menu, just like in the location bar, but on your site? Why I ask? Why?

It’d be awesome to allow users to click your feed icon and be presented with a list of feeds to choose from. Hmmm, I want your twitter feed in Atom format or I’d like to subscribe to your blog feed in RSS format. Done.

Portfolio Zoom Slider with jQuery

Portfolio Zoom Slider with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to create some nice effects for a portfolio or similar website with jQuery. We will create a tiny slider and integrate it with the amazing Cloud Zoom plugin and the elegant Fancybox plugin.

The idea is to give the user the option to view details of a portfolio item by zooming it on hover, and to allow a full view by clicking. Moreover, we want to have a couple of images for each item, hence we will create a slider.

When integrating jQuery scripts, it sometimes happens that there are conflicts, be it because of some shared attribute or because of some specific structure that is needed by each jQuery plugin. In this tutorial we will bump into some of these conflicts and we will adapt some lines of code in order to bypass them.

Thumbnails Preview Slider with jQuery

Thumbnails Preview Slider with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we will show you how to create and use a thumbnails preview slider with jQuery. Since we got a lot of requests to show how to make the preview slider work separately from the full image view, we decided to make a tutorial on how to use the little thumbnails preview part only.

Opera mobile window chooser, recreated with jQuery

Opera mobile window chooser, recreated with jQuery tutorial

It’s always fun to play with jQuery especially when you are trying to recreate something that you enjoy using. One such thing is window chooser in Opera Mobile browser where opened windows are positioned below each other and only a portion of each window is visible. The one on the top is current window that is fully visible. Clicking on those windows is followed by some nice effect.

Colorful Sliders With jQuery & CSS3

Colorful Sliders With jQuery & CSS3 tutorial

In this tutorial we are using jQuery and the new transformation features brought by CSS3 to create a three dimensional dynamic slider effect. The techniques presented here – for creating sliders, and CSS dynamic resizable bars, can be used together or in part for powering all sorts of jQuery goodness.

Sweet Thumbnails Preview Gallery

Sweet Thumbnails Preview Gallery jquery tutorial

In this tutorial we will create an image gallery with jQuery that shows a preview of each image as a little thumbnail. The idea is to hover over the slider dots and make the regarding thumbnail slide into the previewer. When clicking a slider dot, the full image will slide in from the right or left side, depending on the currently viewed image.

Why and how to create Microsoft Office Minibar with jQuery and CSS3

Why and how to create Microsoft Office Minibar with jQuery and CSS3 tutorial

Although many will argue that Microsoft products are an example of a good design, Minibar was one of design refreshments that came out with the Office 2007. It is a variation of a toolbar that exposes context-related functionality. In case of MS Word, context is a text selection. Since Minibar always pops up near the mouse pointer it enables users to quickly perform actions related to a selection.

Animated Form Switching with jQuery

Animated Form Switching with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we will create a simple animated form switch with three very common forms. The idea is not to leave the page when the user goes to another form but instead make the new form appear within the same container, expanding or contracting to the dimensions of the new form.

We will ensure that the form switch works as well when JavaScript is disabled in which case we will simply jump to the other’s form page.

How to Build an RSS Reader with jQuery Mobile

How to Build an RSS Reader with jQuery Mobile tutorial

In conjunction with the jQuery conference in Boston, John Resig announced and released the highly anticipated jQuery Mobile. Though currently in an alpha state, the framework is fantastic.

Today, we’ll dive in, and build a simple RSS reader, using PHP and jQuery Mobile. When we’re finished, you’ll have the ability to add this simple project to your iPhone or Android phone with the click of a button, as well as the skills to build your web apps!

Parallax Slider with jQuery

Parallax Slider with jQuery tutorial

We will make use of the parallax principle to move different backgrounds when we slide to an image in order to create some nice perspective. This will give a great depth to the whole slider when it’s in motion.

Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS

Sexy Drop Down Menu w/ jQuery & CSS tutorial

Studies show that top navigations tend to get the most visual attention when a user first visits a site. Having organized and intuitive navigation is key — and while most drop down menus may look aesthetically pleasing, developing them to degrade gracefully is also essential. In this tutorial I would like to go over how to create a sexy drop down menu that can also degrade gracefully.

Making Better Select Elements with jQuery and CSS3

Making Better Select Elements with jQuery and CSS3 tutorial

When creating your web designs, you are always striving for a consistent look across the different browsers. Unfortunately, one of the most fundamental elements of your website – the browser controls – also prove the most difficult to style. Some of them, like the select element, are impossible to change beyond a certain extent.

This is why, today we are building a script that is going to take an ordinary select element, and replace it with a better looking, markup powered version, while keeping all the functionality intact.

Moleskine Notebook with jQuery Booklet

Moleskine Notebook with jQuery Booklet tutorial

Today we will show you how to use and customize the brilliant jQuery Booklet Plugin by talented Will Grauvogel. We will create a virtual Moleskine notebook with latest posts from the blog.

Image Cross Fade Transition

Image Cross Fade Transition jquery tutorial

Creating a Digg Style Sign Up Form

Creating a Digg Style Sign Up Form jquery tutorial

Digg.com is one of the most popular social networking sites, allowing you to discover and share the content all over the web. In this tutorial we are going to simulate their signup form, with unique features such as their dynamic tooltips that give you a hint on each field that is to be filled. The same approach will be adopted for displaying validation messages.

Making an Apple-style Splash Screen

Making an Apple-style Splash Screen jquery tutorial

The Beatles are on iTunes! Or, if you are like me and don’t care that much about it, you’ve probably noticed the awesome splash screen that Apple used to promote the event. Risking to start a trend, in this tutorial we are going to create a simple jQuery plugin that will display fancy Apple-style splash screens for us.

Bubbleriffic Image Gallery with jQuery

Bubbleriffic Image Gallery with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we will create a bubbly image gallery that shows your images in a unique way. The idea is to show the thumbnails of albums in a rounded fashion allowing the user to scroll them automatically by moving the mouse. Clicking on a thumbnail will zoom in a big circle and the full image which will be automatically resized to fit into the screen. Navigating through the images will slide the current image to the side and make the new one appear in a zoom like fashion.

Expand table rows with jQuery – jExpand plugin

Expand table rows with jQuery - jExpand plugin tutorial

jExpand is ultra lightweight jQuery plugin that will make your tables expandable. Typical for line of business applications, this feature can help you organize tables better. This way, tables can hold more information such as images, lists, diagrams and other elements.

Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery

Overlay Effect Menu with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to create a simple menu that will stand out once we hover over it by covering everything except the menu with a dark overlay. The menu will stay white and a submenu area will expand. We will create this effect using jQuery.

Effortless Full Screen Background Images With jQuery

Effortless Full Screen Background Images With jQuery tutorial

Today we’re going to build a simple and fun webpage for the sole purpose of showing off Fullscreenr, a great little jQuery plugin that makes it easy to add a background image to your site that automatically adjusts to the window size.

We’ll also throw in some @font-face and rgba action to keep things modern and educational on the rest of the build

Advanced docking using jQuery

Advanced docking using jQuery tutorial

Some time ago I was doing some proof of concept: how Visual Studio docking functionality can be done with jQuery and unordered lists. Basically, the main goal was to implement multiple docking and undocking functionality. This tutorial will show you the results of PoC.

Hover Slide Effect with jQuery

Hover Slide Effect with jQuery tutorial

Today we will create a neat effect with some images using jQuery. The main idea is to have an image area with several images that slide out when we hover over them, revealing other images. The sliding effect will be random, i.e. the images will slide to the top or bottom, left or right, fading out or not. When we click on any area, all areas will slide their images out.

Animated Menus Using jQuery

Animated Menus Using jQuery tutorial

I recently stumbled upon Dragon Interactive (dragoninteractive.com). It’s a pretty well designed site. However, the pièce de résistance is their rather cool animated menu. Now… had this been designed in Adobe Flash, I wouldn’t had paid much attention. A closer inspection revealed that the menu is plain XHTML, CSS and Javascript. Today, I’m going to show you how to create an animated menu (very similar to Dragon Interactive’s menu).

Quick Feedback Form w/ PHP and jQuery

Quick Feedback Form w/ PHP and jQuery tutorial

users. Unfortunately, many websites make it unnecessarily difficult to send your feedback or lack this functionality altogether

Today we are making a simple solution to this problem. Powered by jQuery, PHP and the PHPMailer class, this form sends the users’ suggestions directly to your mailbox.

Use jQuery to turn off the lights while watching videos

Use jQuery to turn off the lights while watching videos tutorial

Some videos on YouTube have a cool feature called “Turn the lights down”. Basically, when you turn lights down, the entire page darkens and let you watch video as if you are in the cinema. This tutorial will show you how to implement this simple effect.

Animated Portfolio Gallery with jQuery

Animated Portfolio Gallery with jQuery tutorial

Today we will create an animated portfolio gallery with jQuery. The gallery will contain a scroller for thumbnails and a content area where we will display details about the portfolio item. The image can be enlarged by clicking on it, making it appear as an overlay.

The idea is to animate the content elements whenever a thumbnail is clicked. We will animate the heading from the top, fade out the previous image and slide the descriptions from the sides.

CSS3 Rounded Image With jQuery

CSS3 Rounded Image With jQuery tutorial

The other day I was trying to style CSS3 border-radius to image element and I realized that Firefox doesn’t display border-radius on images. Then I figured a way to work around it — wrap a span tag around with the original image as a background-image. Thanks to Darcy Clarke for the jQuery code which does the magic tag wrapping automatically.

Coda Popup Bubbles

Coda Popup Bubbles jQuery tutorial

Custom Animation Banner with jQuery

Custom Animation Banner with jQuery tutorial

In today’s tutorial we will be creating a custom animation banner with jQuery. The idea is to have different elements in a banner that will animate step-wise in a custom way.
We will be using the jQuery Easing Plugin and the jQuery 2D Transform Plugin to create some nifty animations.

Google Powered Site Search with jQuery

Google Powered Site Search with jQuery tutorial

By far one of the most requested features by Tutorialzine’s readers, is building a site-wide search. One way to do it, is to build it yourself from the ground up. That is, to use a server-side language like PHP and run search queries on your database, displaying the results to the user.

Another way is to use the services of the one search engine that already knows everything about everyone. Yep, you guessed it. In this tutorial we are using Google’s AJAX Search API, to create a custom search engine, with which you can search for web results, images, video and news items on your site.

Annotation Overlay Effect with jQuery

Annotation Overlay Effect with jQuery tutorial

Today we will create a simple overlay effect to display annotations in e.g. portfolio items of a web designers portfolio. We got the idea from the wonderful portfolio of www.rareview.com where Flash is used to create the effect. We will use jQuery.

Using jQuery for Background Image Animations

Using jQuery for Background Image Animations tutorial

jQuery is a great library for this type of task but out of the box, it can’t animate background position properly because of the need to animate two values instead of just one (too bad not all browsers implemented the non-standard background-position-x and -y like Internet Explorer)

Building a fancy jQuery header feature

Building a fancy jQuery header feature tutorial

Slider Gallery with jQuery

Slider Gallery with jQuery tutorial

This tutorial is about creating a creative gallery with a slider for the thumbnails. The idea is to have an expanding thumbnails area which opens once an album is chosen. The thumbnails will scroll to the end and move back to the first image. The user can scroll through the thumbnails by using the slider controls. When a thumbnail is clicked, it moves to the center and the full image preview opens. Navigating though the images will make them slide in and out from the sides, moving the underlying thumbnails container. When the preview is closed, the full image will fade back to the thumbnail.

How to create Skype-like buttons using jQuery

How to create Skype-like buttons using jQuery tutorial

If you use Skype I am sure that you noticed that animated button for adding more people to a chat. When you click on it the icon on the left “jumps” for a few times. I love that animation. And that’s why I’m going to show you how to create the same button using jQuery and some simple CSS.

Feature Suggest App w/ PHP, MySQL & jQuery

Feature Suggest App w/ PHP, MySQL & jQuery tutorial

Listening to what your visitors have to say, is always beneficial when planning new features or changes in your website. For a long time we’ve been limited to just setting up a contact form and hoping that quality feedback will follow, which unfortunately is not always the case.

Today we are taking things up a notch – we are applying the same social principles that have brought success to sharing sites such as Digg and delicious, and encourage visitors to suggest and vote on features that they want implemented on your website.

How to Create an Awesome Image Preloader

How to Create an Awesome Image Preloader jQuery tutorial

How often do you find that images in a website load gracefully; the kind where a loading icon first appears, and the image then fades in, once loaded? This technique can greatly boost the performance of your website. If you’re not already familiar with this method, you’re in luck! Today, we’ll create a preloader plugin for your projects. Intrigued?

Compact News Previewer with jQuery

Compact News Previewer with jQuery tutorial

Today we will create a news previewer that let’s you show your latest articles or news in a compact way. The news previewer will show some list of articles on the left side and the preview of the article with a longer description on the right. Once a news on the left is clicked, the preview will slide in.

jQuery list filtering

jQuery list filtering tutorial

Here’s a clever little script that’s certainly useful if you want to give users the functionality to refine search results or filter product results. If you had a list of films with long titles this would be a quick and easy way to filter through the results.

jQuery Infinite Carousel

jQuery Infinite Carousel tutorial

Polaroid Photobar Gallery with jQuery

Polaroid Photobar Gallery with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to create an image gallery with a Polaroid look. We will have albums that will expand to sets of slightly rotated thumbnails that pop out on hover. The full image will slide in from the bottom once a thumbnail is clicked. In the full image view the user can navigate through the pictures or simply choose another thumbnail to be displayed.

Creating a CSS3 Generator with CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery

Creating a CSS3 Generator with CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery tutorial

Many of you have probably already seen some of those CSS3 generators that have been poppin’ up? Have you perhaps been wondering how they’re made? Wonder no more, that’s what we’ll be creating today, using CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery.

The CSS3 generator we will be creating is Webkit only, so make sure you open up the demo in a Webkit browser like Safari or Chrome.

A Simple Movie Search App w/ jQuery UI

A Simple Movie Search App w/ jQuery UI tutorial

In this tutorial, we are using jQuery UI’s autocomplete widget, to build a simple AJAX movie search form. The script is going to use TheMovieDatabase.org‘s free API, to provide auto suggestions against a vast database of movie titles.

For those of you who might not be familiar with TMDb.org, this is an open, community driven movie database. It is similar to IMDb, which you’ve probably heard about, but also provides a number of useful API’s for developers.

Thumbnails Navigation Gallery with jQuery

Thumbnails Navigation Gallery with jQuery tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to create an extraordinary gallery with scrollable thumbnails that slide out from a navigation. We are going to use jQuery and some CSS3 properties for the style. The main idea is to have a menu of albums where each item will reveal a horizontal bar with thumbnails when clicked. The thumbnails container will scroll automatically when the user moves the mouse to the left or right.

When a thumbnail is clicked it will be loaded as a full image preview in the background of the page. We will also have a text container for one of the menu items.

Colortip – a jQuery Tooltip Plugin

Colortip – a jQuery Tooltip Plugin tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to write a simple jQuery tooltip plugin. It is going to convert the title attributes of elements withing your page, into a series of colorful tooltips. Six color themes are available, so you can easily match it with the rest of your design.

How To Create a Stylish Content Slider using CSS3 & jQuery

How To Create a Stylish Content Slider using CSS3 & jQuery tutorial

With the amount of content available online these days, we sometimes have to resort to using different techniques in order to show/hide/group some content or information on a web page.

Content sliders are very popular because they work and usually don’t hinder usability and in many cases can even improve the user experience. Today we’ll learn how to create a stylish content slider using CSS3 and some jQuery magic.

Related Posts Slide Out Boxes with jQuery and CSS3

Related Posts Slide Out Boxes with jQuery and CSS3 tutorial

The other day we were wondering how we could show our visitors more of our works. It’s normal that in a blog older posts get forgotten and even if something might still be very interesting and relevant, it get’s lost under the pile of new stuff. So we decided to create something like a little widget that can be used to show related posts in any page. The main idea is to show a fixed list at the right side of the screen with some thumbnails sticking out. When the user hovers over the items, they slide out, revealing the title and two links, one for the related article itself and one for the demo. Additionally, we will have a shuffle button under the list. When pressed, the list gets randomly refreshed with related posts.

BBC Radio 1 Zoom Tabs

BBC Radio 1 Zoom Tabs tutorial

Combined Facebook, Twitter & RSS Social Stats with jQuery, PHP & YQL

Combined Facebook, Twitter & RSS Social Stats with jQuery, PHP & YQL tutorial

As we increasingly depend on more and more social services, there rises the need to provide a simple way to let our website visitors take part of our diverse social presence.

In this tutorial we are going to create a simple widget, which combines the number of your RSS readers, twitter followers, and fans of your facebook fan page, to give a rough estimate of your social popularity.

We are using jQuery and the tipTip plugin, object-oriented PHP, and Yahoo’s YQL, while demonstrating a number of interesting web development techniques.

Beautiful Slide Out Navigation: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

Beautiful Slide Out Navigation: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

Today I want to show you how to create an amazing slide out menu or navigation for your website. The navigation will be almost hidden – the items only slide out when the user hovers over the area next to them. This gives a beautiful effect and using this technique can spare you some space on your website. The items will be semi-transparent which means that content under them will not be completely hidden.

Creating a Virtual jQuery Keyboard

Creating a Virtual jQuery Keyboard Tutorial

For those of us who travel often, we often end up accessing our emails and other confidential web accounts on public computers. In such circumstances, we are completely at the mercy of keyloggers and other malicious software that track our keystrokes and record our passwords.

Yet, very few websites provide their users with the option of using a virtual keyboard to key in (at the bare minimum) their passwords. Yes, a few banks do it, but considering how much personal information we store in various web applications these days, the safety of these accounts are of no less significance to us. This tutorial will explain how we can implement a simple virtual keyboard with some (well, okay, lots of!) help from jQuery.

Fixed Fade Out Menu: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

Fixed Fade Out Menu: A CSS and jQuery Tutorial

The aim is to have a fixed navigation that follows the user when he scrolls, and only subtly showing itself by fading out and becoming almost transparent. When the user hovers over it, the menu then becomes opaque again.

Inside of the navigation we will have some links, a search input and a top and bottom button that let the user navigate to the top or the bottom of the page.

Vertical Scroll Menu with jQuery Tutorial

Vertical Scroll Menu with jQuery Tutorial

Just last week, I came accross to this website Narrow Design. His scroll menu caught a lot of my attentions, I played with it for a while. Yes, unfortunately, it’s built in flash. And, Yes, we are going to implement it with jquery – javascript based scroll menu that will do the same thing. Of course, it will not be 100% the same, because some of the fancy features just not that practical to implement with javascript.

Coda Slider Effect

Coda Slider Effect Tutorial

How to Build Cross-Browser HTML5 Forms

How to Build Cross-Browser HTML5 Forms Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at how to serve HTML5 forms to modern browsers, while compensating for older browsers by using a mix of Webforms2, Modernizr, jQuery UI and assorted jQuery Plugins.

Create a Funky Parallax Background Effect using jQuery

Create a Funky Parallax Background Effect using jQuery Tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll be using JQuery to take a horizontally scrolling website and add a parallax scrolling background effect reminiscent of old-school 2D platform games like Sonic the Hedgehog.

How to Mimic the iGoogle Interface

How to Mimic the iGoogle Interface jQuery Tutorial

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a customizable interface with widgets. The finished product will be a sleek and unobtrusively coded iGoogle-like interface, which has plenty of potential applications!

Contextual Slideout Tips With jQuery & CSS3

Contextual Slideout Tips With jQuery & CSS3 Tutorial

By now, you’ve probably heard about Adobe’s new CS5 software pack. Also, you’ve probably seen their product pages, where they present the new features of the suite. Apart from the great design, they’ve also implemented an interesting solution for showcasing the new features their products are capable of – using contextual slideout tips.

Knowing the importance of HTML standards, we are making a set of contextual slideout tips with jQuery & CSS3, which are ideal for product pages and online tours. As a bonus, they are SEO friendly, so all the content is visible to search engines.

Display Elements Sequentially with jQuery

Display Elements Sequentially with jQuery Tutorial

In this video quick tip, I’ll teach you how to add a bit of flair to your page, by displaying a set of elements sequentially. While there are numerous ways to accomplish this task, today, we’ll review one technique that uses recursive functions.

jQuery Face Detection

jQuery Face Detection Tutorial

 

source: designyourway.net

CSS and JQuery Tutorials for Newbie Web Designers

It is not a surprise that new CSS tutorials are in fact CSS3 tutorials, it is normal that the people who make them consider showing something new to the rest of the web design community. That is why in this article you will fin tutorials which explain how to use new features brought by this new technology. Of course, these techniques are often combined with jQuery to create dynamic designs.

CSS Buttons with Pseudo-elements

CSS Buttons with Pseudo-elements

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create buttons with a twist, using just one anchor tag per button and the great power of CSS.

CSS3 with jQuery / Reverse Animation

CSS3 with jQuery / Reverse Animation

Hello guys, this time I wanted to bump into another interesting experiment, create a reverse animation. I helped with jQuery to assign the specific class at the click of the button. In my opinion an interesting experiment, I hope you will like and find alternative paths in the realization of the same experiment with different techniques. I remember this animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Wicked CSS3 3d bar chart

Wicked CSS3 3d bar chart

While browsing the web, I came across a pretty cool 3d bar chart created with Flash. I was wondering if I could recreate the same neat effect using pure CSS3 and started working on this wicked CSS3 3d bar chart. Check out the example to see that (almost) no images were used to create this wicked effect.

Lateral On-Scroll Sliding with jQuery

Lateral On-Scroll Sliding with jQuery

After getting the request, we are going to show you how to create a “slide-in on scroll” effect. You’ve probably seen this cool effect on some websites, like on Nizo or in the portfolio section of brilliantly designed La Moulade. The main idea is to laterally slide in elements depending on the scroll position of the document. Dividing the page into a left and right side, we want to move the elements from “outside” of the page to the center when they are in the viewport. We will also add the opti

Animated Web Banners With CSS3

Animated Web Banners With CSS3

Today we’re going to take a look at spicing up our web banners, ads or any content for that matter, with CSS3 animations.

Firefox and WebKit browsers are currently the only browsers that support CSS animation, but we’ll take a look at how we can easily make these ads also function in other browsers (which I’ll affectionately refer to as 18th century browsers). However, don’t expect perfect support for all browsers (specifically IE 7 and lower) when experimenting with modern CSS techniques.

An Introduction To Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS)

An Introduction To Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS)

Have you ever heard the phrase “Content is King”? Being a Web developer, and therefore having a job that’s often linked to content creation, it’s likely you have. It’s a fairly overused but true statement about what draws visitors to a site.

Filter Functionality with CSS3

Filter Functionality with CSS3

Using the general sibling combinator and the :checked pseudo-class, we can toggle states of other elements by checking a checkbox or a radio button. In this tutorial we will be exploring those CSS3 properties by creating a experimental portfolio filter that will toggle the states of items of a specific type.

CSS3 Graph Animation

CSS3 Graph Animation

Hi guys, today I present a small experiment, using once again the CSS3 animations and properties. This time we will build to create a chart, for me this is just an experiment to test the CSS3, I do not think you can use in your projects but you can enhance your knowledge. I remember this animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Practical CSS3 tables with rounded corners

Practical CSS3 tables with rounded corners

Sliding Image Panels with CSS3

Sliding Image Panels with CSS3

Today we’ll show you how to create some neat sliding image panels with CSS only. The idea is to use background images for the panels and animate them when clicking on a label. We’ll use radio buttons with labels and target the respective panels with the general sibling selector.

A clean calendar in CSS3 & jQuery

A clean calendar in CSS3 & jQuery

Almost a year ago I had the idea to build a calendar app. The project was called LiveCal and was supposed to become a platform where you could share calendars. The whole idea was that calendars would become something you subscribe to. Let me clarify. Let’s say you are subscribed to the calendar stream of your school. One of your teachers plans an event, such as a task or a test and adds it to the calendar stream. From the moment the event is added to the stream, you’ll get a instant notification that a new event is being planned. This means you’ll always walk around with an updated calendar. Due to the complexity of the idea and the lack of knowledge on my side this project never really took off.

CSS3 Loading Animation Loop

CSS3 Loading Animation Loop

Hi folks, this time we’re going to see and create three CSS3 animation loop, can be used in many fields, such as preloader for images with jQuery. I remember this animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Speech Bubble Arrows that Inherit Parent Color

Speech Bubble Arrows that Inherit Parent Color

Page Transitions with CSS3

Page Transitions with CSS3

In the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of single page websites lying around the internet, most of them using JavaScript for some transitions effect. Well, now I’m gonna teach you how you can have your own, but instead I’ll be using CSS Transitions and the :target property to do all the magic.

How to create slick effects with CSS3 box-shadow

How to create slick effects with CSS3 box-shadow

Drop shadows and inner shadows are some of the effects I learned to apply using Photoshop’s Blending options. But now, since CSS3 “hit the charts”, you don’t need Adobe’s design tool to add a drop shadow or an inner shadow to a box.

Nowadays, the cool thing is that you create beautiful CSS3 shadows without actually needing Photoshop anymore.

Accordion with CSS3

Accordion with CSS3

Using hidden inputs and labels, we will create a CSS-only accordion that will animate the content areas on opening and closing.

Today we’ll experiment some more with the adjacent and general sibling combinator and the :checked pseudo-class. Using hidden inputs and labels, we will create an accordion that will animate the content areas on opening and closing.

There are many variations of CSS-only accordions around, most of which are implemented using the :target pseudo-class. The problem with using :target is that we can’t really close the content areas again or have multiple sections open at the same time. By using hidden checkboxes, we can control the opening and closing. Alternatively, we can also use radio buttons if only one section should be open at a time.

CSS3 Skill Bar Animation

CSS3 Skill Bar Animation

Hello guys, i was recently thinking about a redesign of my website and i got the idea to make this pretty simple tutorial where we will build the skill animation bar for your about page. I remember this animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Thumbnail Proximity Effect with jQuery and CSS3

Thumbnail Proximity Effect with jQuery and CSS3

Today we want to show you how to create a neat thumbnail proximity effect with jQuery. The idea is to scale thumbnails when hovering over them and also scale their neighbouring thumbnails proportionally to their distance. We’ll also make a description appear.

Create a CSS3 Image Gallery with a 3D Lightbox Animation

Create a CSS3 Image Gallery with a 3D Lightbox Animation

Fullscreen Background Image Slideshow with CSS3

Fullscreen Background Image Slideshow with CSS3

Happy new year, everybody! Today we will create a CSS-only fullscreen background image slideshow. We’ll create different image transitions and also make a title appear using CSS animations.

Password strength verification with jQuery

Password strength verification with jQuery

What constitutes a strong password? Well, that depends on who you ask. However, traditional factors that contribute to a password’s strength include it’s length, complexity, and unpredictability. To ensure password strength, many sites require user passwords to be alphanumeric in addition to being a certain length.

In this tutorial, we’ll construct a form that gives the user live feedback as to whether their password has sufficiently met the complexity requirements we will establish.

CSS3 Loading Animation

CSS3 Loading Animation

Hello guys, this time i wanted to create 3 simple CSS3 Loading Animations. I remember that CSS3 Loading Animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

CSS3 Lightbox

CSS3 Lightbox

Today we want to show you how to create a neat lightbox effect using only CSS. The idea is to have some thumbnails that are clickable, and once clicked, the respective large image is shown. Using CSS transitions and animations, we can make the large image appear in a fancy way.

jQuery Clean and Simple Tooltips: gips

jQuery Clean and Simple Tooltips: gips

This is an eye-opener for web designers and developers. It also creates the need for a simple and usable web design that everybody can understand. Obviously no product or website/web application (for that matter) can be so intuitive that everybody can use it. This is like a product that sells itself which is improbable. There is always need to improve design and add elements that make it easy for users to understand and use the website/web application. This is where the concept of ‘instructional design’ comes in. The art of instructional design tells us techniques for producing what users actually want – simple and usable products.

Slopy Elements with CSS3

Slopy Elements with CSS3

It’s always a delight to see some non-straight elements in web design. Angled shapes and diagonal lines can create an interesting visual flow and add some unexpected excitement. Inspired by many superb designs that use non-straight elements, I want to show you some simple examples and ways how to create slopy, skewed elements with CSS only.

CSS3 Menu Navigation Effect

CSS3 Menu Navigation Effect

Hi guys been a long time since i write on my blog and then i inaugurate this day with a new tutorial that will treat apply CSS3 properties to menu navigation. We are going to see how to play nice effects without the use of jQuery. I remember this tutorial works perfectly on all browsers except Internet Explorer for the first two examples, while the last example will only be visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome because it uses the CSS3 Animation Property

Item Blur Effect with CSS3 and jQuery

Item Blur Effect with CSS3 and jQuery

Today we want to show you how to create a simple blur effect for text-based items. The idea is to have a set of text boxes that will get blurred and scaled down once we hover over them. The item in focus will scale up. This will create some kind of “focus” effect that drwas the attention to the currently hovered item

CSS3 Image Styles

CSS3 Image Styles

When applying CSS3 inset box-shadow or border-radius directly to the image element, the browser doesn’t render the CSS style perfectly. However, if the image is applied as background-image, you can add any style to it and have it rendered properly. Darcy Clarke and I put a quick tutorial together on how to use jQuery to make perfect rounded corner images dynamically. Today I’m going to revisit the topic and show you how much more you can do with the background-image CSS trick. I will show you how to use box-shadow, border-radius and transition to create various image styles.

Splash and Coming Soon Page Effects with CSS3

Splash and Coming Soon Page Effects with CSS3

CSS3 opens up so many crazy possibilities and today we want to show you how to go wild with splash and coming soon page effects using CSS3 animations. We’ll experiment with animation sequences and how to bring some life to some simple elements.

CSS3 Tooltip with Animation NO jQuery

CSS3 Tooltip with Animation NO jQuery

Hi guys, this time I have wanted to create a simple tooltip with CSS3 using the animation, the effect is amazing, and the most important thing we will not use any scripts jQuery. I remember that CSS3 Animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome, for the other browser the animations not function, but you will have always the tooltip effect, so can always be used in your projects.

Elastic Image Slideshow with Thumbnail Preview

Elastic Image Slideshow with Thumbnail Preview

Today we want to show you how to create a simple elastic slideshow with a thumbnail preview. The slideshow will adjust automatically to its surrounding container and we can navigate through the slides by using the thumbnail previewer or the autoplay slideshow option.

CSS3 Loading Animation Loop 2 Set

CSS3 Loading Animation Loop 2 Set

Hi guys, I wanted to create more CSS3 animations, this time experimenting with different methods to create simple loading animation loop. I used the translate property and the cubic-bezier property. I remember this animations are only visible in Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Let’s see this new experiment!

Animated Buttons with CSS3

Animated Buttons with CSS3

Still hyped by the possibilities of CSS3, I want to share some CSS3 button experiments with you. The idea is to create some animated link elements with different styles, hover effects and active states.

100 New and Free Cool Fonts for Designers

With more and more designers in the world, cool free fonts are released even quicker than usual which makes us more than happy. Download these free fonts and you’ll have a rich typography toolbox with which you can make a solid impression in your future designs and projects. You’ll see that there are various styles in here, from serious and rigid ones to fancy and creative examples of typography.

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Creative inspiring sites to gain Photoshop inspiration

Now we’ve got the Photoshop basics which enable us to use any type of tutorial in the most friendly manner.

It’s time to pull out the creativity and realize our own creations. Where does inspiration come from?, Anywhere: a film, a videogame, a skateboard, a site… Having said that I will propose 10 amazing sites that will certainly provide good ideas where you can start from.

1) FFFFOUND!

It’s one of mine most preferred sources, FFFFound! is a web service that allows the users to post & share their favourite images found on the web.

ffffound

2) COOL SHOWCASE

It’s the marriage of Sergio Milardovich (web programmer) & Leonardo Correa (designer) ideas. CoolShowcase is a cyberspace gallery for the work of freelance digital artists, graphic designers and photographers.

Cool Showcase

3) GRAPHIC-EXCHANGE

It’s a nice site where Fabien Barrall (graphic designer/photographer/art director) shows the works of his favourite graphic designers, photographers, artists and designers.

Graphic Exchange

4) PSDTUTS FLICKR GROUP

Another talent den is Flickr. For my point of view PSDTUTS is the best photoshop blog focusing on photoshop, and its Flickr group is made of 4500+ members.

PSD Tuts Flickr

5) ALL CAPS PROJECT

Graffiti represents a fascinating creativity source and, on the following site, there are several really unique.

All Caps Project

6) SKATEBOARDS

Skateboards.com is an unusual resource. It treats e-commerce of products that are examples of creativity and originality.

Skateboards

7) CLICK FOR ART

ClickForArt is an online store of art prints, printed boxed canvasses, art prints mounted in chunky contemporary frames or in our ornate stately frames.

Click For Art

8) STATION

It’s a videogames gallery. Videogames covers are graphic works as good as film covers.

Station

9) CG SOCIETY

The CG SOCIETY is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists.

CG Society

10) BEHANCE

It’s a network that provides visibility to the works of creative professionals. Behance is a free platform for the world’s leading creative professionals.

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Resources that web designers could use – 30+ tools

I have gathered 30+ more tools and resources for you, new ones, of course, that could help you with your work. There are a lot of neat stuff in here, or like I like to say, a little something for everyone. Enjoy the resources, bookmark them and use them wisely.

Camera slideshow

Camera slideshow

Camera slideshow is tested on new browsers, but I tried to make it compatible with the old versions of Internet Explorer too (8 and 7). But I don’t think I will spend many hours to improve this feature, sorry.

978.gs

978.gs

The 978 grid system uses 12 columns at 54px, with extra roomy 30px gutters. This comes out to a total of 978px, which uses up most of the space on a 1024×768 monitor. Almost every computer and tablet in the world today is capable of displaying designs built on this grid.

Ajaxplorer

ajaxplorer

A modern browser is all that’s needed to access AjaXplorer : the interface is very similar to OS-native file explorers, and all users can find their way in it. Users can easily share files or folders over the Internet, preview and edit most common file formats directly online, without having to download/upload the files to/from their local computer.

AjaXplorer is another “brick” that you can install on your web server : you may know WordPress, Joomla! or other “web-based” softwares. It’s the same technology (PHP), and AjaXplorer is normally accessed via an URL such as http://yoursite.com/ajaxplorer/.

AjaXplorer comes fully equiped with a complete users management system, securing the whole installation at once. It can also be interfaced with existing authentication mechanisms, to implement a “Single-Sign On” system and make users life easier.

TYPEDJS

TYPEDJS

Harness the power of type annotations and program specifications to make your code robust. It’s easy to get started.

Sequence: The jQuery Slider Plugin with Infinite Style

Sequence: The jQuery Slider Plugin with Infinite Style

Sequence is the jQuery slider plugin with infinite style. It provides the complete functionality for a website slider without forcing you to use a set theme. In fact, Sequence has no in-built theme, leaving you complete creative control to build a unique slider using only CSS3 — no jQuery knowledge required!

PageScroller

PageScroller

Page Scroller is a simple and elegant navigation plugin that adds smooth scroll functionality to your web page. The plugin is so simple, you can animate any web site.

Glisse.js

Glisse.js

Glisse.js is a simple, responsive and fully customizable jQuery photo viewer. You’ll like the transitions between two pictures entirely assumed by CSS3.

Curtain.js

Curtain.js

This plugin allows you to create a web page with multiple fixed panels that unroll with an amusing effect. Exactly like a curtain rises.

To navigate, you can use your keyboard instead the scrollbar or your mousewheel to navigate into the document. But that’s not all, there is more features! For example, you can easily add a fixed element or multiple “steps” element into a pannel.

jQuery tubular

jQuery tubular is a plugin that places a YouTube video of your choice into your page as a background.

Tinycon

Tinycon

Tinycon allows the addition of alert bubbles and changing the favicon image. Tinycon gracefully falls back to a number in title approach for browsers that don’t support canvas or dynamic favicons.

Alerts in the favicon allow users to pin a tab and easily see if their attention is needed.

turn.js

turn.js

turn.js is a plugin for jQuery that adds a beautiful transition similar to real pages in a book or magazine for HTML5.

Intype

Intype

Get spoiled by well-balanced behavior. Enjoy smart select & edit, snippet insertion and management, auto-paired characters, fast syntax highlighting and code-coloring themes.

Centurion

Centurion

Centurion is an open-source CMS delivered as a flexible PHP5 Content Management Framework.

Flotr2

flotr2

Flotr2 is a library for drawing HTML5 charts and graphs. It is a branch of flotr which removes the Prototype dependency and includes many improvements.

UIKit: Modern UI components for the modern web

UIKit is a small collection of flexible, decoupled jQuery JavaScript components for the modern web. With an emphasis on structure-only styling it’s easy to style UIKit to match your application, no preprocessor variables, just raw CSS structure! As a result most of the styling you see in this document is for demonstration only.

CodeMirror

CodeMirror

CodeMirror is a JavaScript library that can be used to create a relatively pleasant editor interface for code-like content ― computer programs, HTML markup, and similar. If a mode has been written for the language you are editing, the code will be coloured, and the editor will optionally help you with indentation.

Auto-detecting Credit Card Type

Auto-detecting Credit Card Type

There was a time when people thought the internet required a completely different payment method than the real world. After a very short period of time, everyone came to realize that credit cards were actually quite well-suited to the web, and so the credit card form was born.

Backstretch

Backstretch is a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized background image to any page.

Adipoli jQuery Image Hover Plugin

Adipoli jQuery Image Hover Plugin

Adipoli is a simple jQuery plugin used to bring stylish image hover effects.

The jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library

The jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library

jPlayer is the completely free and open source (GPL/MIT) media library written in JavaScript. A jQuery plugin, jPlayer allows you to rapidly weave cross platform audio and video into your web pages. jPlayer’s comprehensive API allows you to create innovative media solutions while support and encouragement is provided by jPlayer’s active and growing community.

Kartograph

Kartograph

A simple and lightweight framework for creating beautiful, interactive vector maps. The core concept of Kartograph is to separate the mapping process in the map generation and map rendering part. The client-side library kartograph.js renders pre-generated maps stored in SVG files. You can chose among hundrets of ready-to-use maps or simply generate your own using kartograph.py, the open source Python SVG map generator.

jQuery File Upload

jQuery File Upload

File Upload widget with multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bars and preview images for jQuery. Supports cross-domain, chunked and resumable file uploads and client-side image resizing. Works with any server-side platform (PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, Java, Node.js, Go etc.) that supports standard HTML form file uploads.

audio.js

audio.js is a drop-in javascript library that allows HTML5’s < audio > tag to be used anywhere.

Morris.js

Morris.js

Making good-looking graphs shouldn’t be hard. Morris.js is a lightweight library that uses jQuery and Raphaël to make drawing time-series graphs easy.

XDate

XDate is a thin wrapper around JavaScript’s native Date object that provides enhanced functionality for parsing, formatting, and manipulating dates. It implements the same methods as the native Date, so it should seem very familiar.

Also, it is non-destructive to the DOM, so it can safely be included in third party libraries without fear of side effects.

TodoMVC

TodoMVC

Developers these days are spoiled with choice when it comes to selecting an MV* framework for structuring and organizing JavaScript web apps. Backbone, Spine, Ember (SproutCore 2.0), JavaScriptMVC… the list of new and stable solutions goes on and on, but just how do you decide on which to use in a sea of so many options?

To help solve this problem, we created TodoMVC – a project which offers the same Todo application implemented using MV* concepts in most of the popular JavaScript MV* frameworks of today.

Solutions look and feel the same, have a common simple feature-set and make it easy for you to compare the syntax and structure of different frameworks so you can select the one you feel the most comfortable with.

cssFx

cssFx

cssFx is a standalone polyfill that inserts the vendor-specific CSS3 properties necessary for old and new browsers. This saves you tons of time, maintenance, and bandwidth!

string.js

string.js, or simply S is a lightweight (< 2k Gzipped) JavaScript library for the browser or for Node.js that provides extra String methods. Originally, it modified the String prototype. But I quickly learned that in JavaScript, this is considered poor practice.

jTable: A JQuery plugin to create AJAX based CRUD tables

jTable: A JQuery plugin to create AJAX based CRUD tables

jTable is a jQuery plugin that is used to create AJAX based CRUD tables without coding HTML or Javascript. It has several features including:
– Automatically creates HTML table and loads records from server using AJAX.
– Creates ‘create new record’ jQueryUI dialog form. When user creates a record, it sends data to server using AJAX and adds the same record to the table in the page.
– Creates ‘edit record’ jQueryUI dialog form. When user edits a record, it updates server using AJAX and updates all cells on the table in the page.
– Allow user to ‘delete a record’ by jQueryUI dialog based confirmation. When user deletes a record, it deletes the record from server using AJAX and deletes the – record from the table in the page.
– Shows animations for create/delete/edit operations on the table.
– Supports server side paging using AJAX.
– Supports server side sorting using AJAX.
– Supports master/child tables.
– Allows user to select rows.
– Exposes some events to enable validation with forms.
– It can be localized easily.
– All styling of table and forms are defined in a CSS file, so you can easily change style of everything to use plugin in your pages. CSS file is well defined and commented.
– It comes with pre-defined color themes.
– It is not depended on any server side technology.
– It is platform independed and works on all common browsers.

Juice UI

Juice UI

Juice UI is an open-source collection of WebForms components that brings jQuery UI Widgets to your project with ease. Start leveraging the power of the world’s most popular JavaScript UI library while working with familiar code in your ASP.NET projects.

Juice UI allows you to create flexible, interactive web applications quickly. Entice your users with behaviors such as drag & drop, resizing, sorting and selecting. Build first class apps with accordions, autocompletes, datepickers, sliders, and more. Juice UI provides the simplicity needed for prototyping and the robustness needed for enterprise class production applications.

DirtyMarkup

DirtyMarkup

DirtyMarkup combines the power of HTML Tidy, CSS Tidy, JS Beautify, and the Ace editor to effortlessly clean up your messy code. Just paste your code into the editor and press “clean”. Now supports HTML5!

Fontomas

Fontomas

This tool helps to combine iconic webfonts for your project. With fontomas you can:
– make a limited symbols subset, with reduced font size
– merge symbols from several fonts to single file
– access large collections of professional-grade open source icons

Now it’s trivial to customise fonts for your needs with 3 simple step. At first, you select needed symbols on source fonts. Then rearrange those on destination font. After that, you can download SVG font and make webpack via fontsquirrel generator or other services.

Chico UI

Chico UI

Chico UI is a free and open source collection of easy-to-use web tools for developers and designers.

KineticJS

KineticJS

You can draw your own shapes or images using the existing canvas API, add event listeners to them, move them, scale them, and rotate them independently from other shapes to support high performance animations, even if your application uses thousands of shapes. Served hot with a side of awesomeness.

50 Creative Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects. We’ve put together a list of 60 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles (plus a few surprises!) and learn how some of the best designers create their unique effects.

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Instead of listing 100 plus tutorials that you’ll bookmark never to come back, we’ve decided to take you through the basics of typography, hopefully inspiring and then teaching you. Typography is an art just like any other. You have to feel the form, admire the curves and connect with the flow.

Introduction to Typography

TypePoster

Typography is the art of arranging type, designing type, and modifying type glyphs. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing (leading), adjustment of space between groups of letters (tracking) and adjustment of space between pairs of letters (kerning).

Here are some resources to give you further insight:

The Wisest Mind Has Something Yet to Learn

Inspire

And we, too, never stop being inspired, learning and creating:

How to Choose the Right Type

types of type

Guess if you can, choose if you dare. Typeface can make or break your design. Let the type speak for itself: its dimensions, curves, strength and space should define your purpose.

Resources to Live by

Fonts

Finding quality fonts can be overwhelming because there are literally millions out there and finding the right one is a painful process. Here are a few resources I use to find a font for a project I am working on.

Here Come the Tutorials

Now that you understand the importance of typography, let’s move on to the awesome Photoshop tutorials we were talking about. The above resources on type were pretty general, whereas these tutorials deal mainly with text effects that you could use in posters, magazines or whatever you wish. The basics of typography apply to most of the work you will do with the tutorials below.

GO CRAZY WITH 3D

3D texture
Create amazing 3D-textured text with Illustrator and Photoshop in this in-depth tutorial.

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Create a spectacular flaming meteor effect on text
Take typography one step further by having text falling from the sky in a burning inferno. Yes, this is the text-on-fire tutorial to end all text-on-fire tutorials. It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen!

Flaming Meteor Effect on Text

Funky 3D-style letters
A straightforward guide to creating funky 3D-style letters.

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How to create high-quality metal 3D text in Photoshop
This tutorial shows you how to create 3D text and give it a high-quality metal look using only Photoshop.

Metal 3D Text in Photosop

Light and shade
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive-looking text effect.

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Create Destructive Black and White Lettering with a Dramatic Splash Effect
Learn how to make some expressive lettering, which includes thoughts connected with a central word. You’ll turn standard text into a stunning, destructive illustration, and give it a final unique look.

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Chunky 3D letters
Create big chunky 3D letters with this colorful tutorial!

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Stunning 3D effects in 30 minutes
Together, with a pinch of this and a dash of that, we’ll figure out how to create this cool effect in just 30 minutes.

Stunning 3D effects

How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect
Learn how to create a quite cool retro text effect. You will learn how to use the Perspective tool to create depth and how designers can use default gradients in unusual ways.

Stunning 3D effects

3D text with a touch of grunge
A pretty detailed tutorial that shows you how to create grungy 3D text.

3D Grunge Text

Design soft stylized 3D type
Learn the basics of creating polished 3D type using Illustrator and Photoshop.

Stylized 3D

Create a 3D flowery text effect

3D Flowery Text Effect

Create a dream-like design with 3D typograph
This detailed tutorial shows you how to create a 3D typography-based design. All the elements revolve around the theme of dreaming.

Dream 3D Typography

ELEMENTS OF NATURE

Quick and dirty Photoshop text effects from scratch (six tutorials in one)
Learn how to make six different effects using just layer styles. So really, this is like six tutorials in one!

Gold Text

Create a spectacular grass text effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a rather cool-looking grass text effect.

Grass Text Effect

Plastic text
Turn text into plastic using Photoshop’s layer styles.

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Icy cold
Get ready for winter: create icy cold text!

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Paint-splodged text
This is a quick text effect tutorial. It shows you how to simply create paint-splodged text.

Paint Splodge Text

Text in stitches
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to convert text to a path and stitch that path using a custom brush set.

Text In Stitches

Wet watercolor
A watercolor on wet paper effect. Experiment to create different painting effects.

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How to create a gold text effect in Photoshop
Learn how to create a gold text effect. I personally love this effect, so subtle yet powerful.

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Colored chrome
Make chrome text and then color it!

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Reflective liquid type
Create liquid text, a very handy trick.

Reflective Liquid

Wood inlay
A decorative wood-inlay text effect.

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Paper-craft text effect
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create paper-craft text effects.

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Dramatic text-on-fire effect in Photoshop
Learn how to use a photograph of fire to strike text to the match. This is a beautiful tutorial, a must-see.

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GRUNGE & CO.

How to Create a Copper Photoshop Text Effect
This is a strong and eye-catching text effect, though relatively simple to create. You’ll be using bevel and emboss styles, pattern overlays, and combining different techniques to mock-up the text into a related background.

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Vanity License Plate
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a custom vanity license plate using a few basic Photoshop tools a piece of reference material and some creative layer stylings.

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Star Wars text effect
A step-by-step guide to creating a Star Wars text effect.

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Create a trendy typographic poster design
Using simple shapes, you can produce some great-looking contemporary designs that create a big impact on posters; another good example being the recent Trendy Geometric Lines tutorial.

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Graffiti with Photoshop
When you don’t have the guts to pull this off in the real world, Photoshop to the rescue. Learn how to make graffiti with Photoshop.

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Super-cool frilly bits typography
In this tutorial, you will learn how to mix some vectors with letters to create a really nice design. This one is a personal favorite.

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Typography wallpaper in Photoshop
Why not design your own typographic wallpaper from now on?

Typography Wallpaper

Dirty grunge text
Create dirty grunge text in Photoshop.

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Rusty text
Make text rusty by following this easy tutorial.

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Warm neon glow
Six simple steps to create a warm neon glow.

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Floral
Learn how to make stylish floral typography.

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Splattered blood
Blood-splattered mafia-style text!

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Worn and torn
Create worn and torn text with this easy-to-follow guide.

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Grunge rubber stamp.
Create a grunge rubber stamp effect in seven simple steps.

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Distorted letters
Learn to distort letters using Photoshop brushes with this amazingly easy tutorial.

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Decorative text
Learn how to decorate text with colorful floral patterns in this tutorial.

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Rough metal
Create a rough-metal text effect with this tutorial.

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LIGHT AND GLASS

A slick supernatural text effect
Create a smoky night effect with text, giving it an eerie supernatural feel. It’s a good exercise in using the wave distortion filter.

Supernatural Text Effect

Smoke type in Photoshop in 10 steps
Learn how to create a smoke typography effect by playing with some brushes and adjustment layers. It’s a very easy tutorial, and you will be able to finish the whole process in 5 to 10 minutes.

Smoke Type.

Moonshine effect
In just a few simple steps, you can add a soft, calm, easy-going moon-like text effect.

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Transparent glass lettering in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll use some super layer effects and a bit of magic to make a lettering style that looks transparent and stunning.

Transparent Glass Lettering

Scan-line text
Create a style dubbed “Scan-Line Text,” which is basically text that glows like bright scan lines, with a smart reflection as well. Learn how to create this amazing yet simple effect with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Scanline Text

Create a layered glowing text effect
In this tutorial, we will create this effect using very basic Photoshop tools and layering effects.

Layered Glowing Text

Vibrant pop text effect
In just a few moments, you can add a vibrant splash to your text that will really give your design a pop-culture flavor!

Vibrant Pop Text

Slow-shutter effect
Learn how to create this beautiful slow-shutter text effect.

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Colorful glow
A colorful, glowing text effect, great for integrating in designs with dark backgrounds.

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RETRO AND VINTAGE

Colorful retro text
A colorful retro text effect using both Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Colorful watercolor
Learn to make a colorful and distinctive watercolor text effect with this tutorial.

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EXPERIMENTS

Furry text
Create a tactile, furry text effect that looks like the real thing!

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Wrapped parcel
A cartoon-like wrapped-parcel text style.

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Barbed wire
Wrap your text in barbed wire!

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Light burst
An amazing light-burst effect!

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Sand writing
Learn how to write a message in the sand with Photoshop.

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Flower text
Create a pretty floral text effect. It looks difficult but is surprisingly easy!<!–

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original article used by SmashingMagazine

20+ Creative Minimalist Designs

Minimalism and simplification draw attention to important page elements. Using lots and lots of empty space makes content stand out. The overall effect is calming and sophisticated, a welcome break from the typical gauntlet of advertisements and traffic and television and whatever else screams incessantly for your attention.

For your inspiration, here are some beautiful minimalist designs.

Miguel Ripoll

Miguel Ripoll's homepage, a white background with black serif text of varying sizes

26000 Vodka

26000 Vodka's Natural Grain Spirit page, a hand cupping some grain with a short paragraph of description

Weather Flash

Weather Flash displaying Atlanta's weather. An uncluttered blue background with bubbly icons and basic weather information.

FRKT

FRKT's Website, monochromatic with only one image

Cascading Style S–t

Cascading Style Shit, a plain white background with neatly arranged, visually spare icons that link to various CSS blogs

The Big Word Project

The Big Word Project, a white page containing magnet-art-style words linking to various Websites

WordPress AntiVirus

WordPress AntiVirus homepage, containing a short paragraph of text and a chunky image of the WordPress icon wearing a camouflage hat

For a Beautiful Web

For a Beautiful Web homepage, a brown background with large, white text

Have You Flossed Today?

Flossed Today homepage, a blue and pink background with two icons of a happy tooth and a sad tooth

Tajloro

Tajloro homepage, with a white background, neatly arranged text elements, and a few unintrusive images

jeromeM

JeromeM, an earthy color scheme with minimal visual elements

min-style

min-style homepage, containing minimalist font and one large image

Delicious Design Studio

Delicious Design Studio, with a mulled, pastel color scheme, rectangular page elements, and a solid background

Plush Department

Plush Department, with a white background, chunky pink and black text, and one large image

Troiani Design

Troiani Design homepage, with a faded gradient background, a clean layout, and small images

Get and Give

Get and Give's Care for Kids Farm page is drenched in white space

Black Estate

Black Estate homepage, black background with white text and a black wine bottle shrouded in shadow

The Unexpected Pit Bull

The Unexpected Pit Bull homepage has a sky background fading to white, a faded text nav bar down the left-hand side, and a large image in the middle that shifts between pictures of gentle-looking pit bulls

Go Go Gunner

Go Go Gunner page displaying a large image against a white background and minimal black text navigation

A Woman in the Mirror

A Woman in the Mirror homepage, with a plain background, neatly organized chunks of text, and one simple image of a flower

zupadupa

Zupadupa homepage, consisting of a black background and graceful green and white lines and text navigation

Organic SEO

Organic SEO homepage has earthy colors, an image of a treetop, and neatly organized blocks of text

The How To Stretching Zone

How to Stretch homepage, featuring a built, shirtless man balancing on one hand next to a list of text links to different stretches

Made By On

MadeByOn homepage, black-and-white with a large featured design commanding most of the visual space

Popmatik

Popmatik homepage, featuring an image of a water bottle with a small starburst background and a ton of white space

New web design that you should see – 30 web sites

Even better than a web design gallery, I’m showcasing the best of the new entries all over the web in terms of web design inspiration. I like showcasing new websites, new resources and tools, new everything that refers to design inspiration because designers tend to have a good photographic memory and they don’t want to see the same things over and over again, they want new ideas so they can expand the horizon of their imagination.

vml.com

vml.com

jamesanderson613.com

jamesanderson613.com

carnationgroup.com

carnationgroup.com

dataveyes.com

dataveyes.com

solidstudio.it

solidstudio.it

skivefestival.dk

skivefestival.dk

psychnpsych.com

psychnpsych.com

thepenthouseproject.com

thepenthouseproject.com

myownbike.de

myownbike.de

toyota.com/camryeffect

toyota.com/camryeffect

and-re.pt

and-re.pt

luhsetea.com

luhsetea.com

rodesk.nl

rodesk.nl

capitolcouture.pn

capitolcouture.pn

amusement.net

amusement.net

mustache.dk

mustache.dk

gunsnroses.com

gunsnroses.com

kryptis.com

kryptis.com

hannahs-leben.de

hannahs-leben.de

blindbarber.com

blindbarber.com

facesofnyfw.com

facesofnyfw.com

talentgarden.it

talentgarden.it

films.bybrettjohnson.com

films.bybrettjohnson.com

vani.com.mx

vani.com.mx

no-bo.co

no-bo.co

mercado.ag

mercado.ag

convergese.com

convergese.com

revolver-studio.com

revolver-studio.com

svyturiosalis.lt

svyturiosalis.lt

pablozarate.com

pablozarate.com

justthefirstframe.com

justthefirstframe.com

gnosh.co.uk

gnosh.co.uk

souppeddler.com

souppeddler.com

vilkyskiu.lt

vilkyskiu.lt