Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #11
Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It’s just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics. Enjoy it!
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Below a collection of awesome articles and resources that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!
- written by Nikola Lazarevic
- topics: Photoshop
In this Photoshop tutorial, Nikola Lazarevic will show you how to create a striking vintage-style design with awesome “wear and tear” effects that will reinforce the theme he’s aiming to accomplish.
- written by Sarah Lyons
- topics: Photoshop, 3D
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a pulsar star inspired digital abstract artwork using Cinema4D and Photoshop, although these techniques are easily applicable to any 3D program.
- written by Eric Galand
- topics: Photoshop, painting
Character design might be one of the most fun things that you can do in Photoshop. Today, we will demonstrate how to draw a pirate character in Photoshop.
- written by Rype
- topics: Illustrator
Did you know that 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease? Moreover, 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people. That’s pretty crazy! To spread the awareness about The Water Crisis, you can create the following Illustrator tutorial and learn more about the crisis at Change.org.
- written by addyosmani
- topics: web development, jquery, css3
Hey guys. Quite often with image galleries powered by jQuery, we’re presented with a very similar layout – one which contains the images or items presented inside a rectangle. This is great for providing an experience users are used to, but there are a few interesting alternatives that you may like to hear about – how about displaying your images or items around a shape like a circle or an ellipse instead?. In today’s post I’ll be showing you how to do just that with a brand new plugin I’ve written called jQuery Roundrr.
- written by Martin Angelov
- topics: web development, jquery, php
When discussing real time communication, there aren’t many solutions that can rival the power of a simple webchat. What is even better, is that you already have all the tools you need to create one – your web browser. This, coupled with the fact that this is also one of the most requested tutorials by Tutorialzine’s readers, means that it is about time to start coding.
- written by John Resig
- topics: mobile, jquery
Today we’re pleased to announce the first alpha release of the jQuery Mobile project. jQuery Mobile is a user interface framework, built on top of jQuery, designed to simplify the process of building applications that target mobile devices.
- written by Gavin Elliott
- topics: design
With all the good intentions in the world, you’re setting yourself up for a big fall if you think that thing you’re in the middle of designing is ever going to be complete.
- written by photointerview
- topics: photography
Exact sciences don’t really appeal to me. It’s not that I’m not good at them, I am! I’m just not among those people who can admire the neatly derived formula or see the poetry in the theorem proving. With that being said, I never took the architectural photography seriously… until I came across the works of the Danish photographer Kim Høltermand.
- created by Jason, Frank, Naz, Trent, and Dave
- topics: design, woff
Internet Explorer 9 now supports WOFF, and the Friends of Mighty have joined forces to explore typographic possibilities on the web.
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