Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #15
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.
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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 Robert Bowen
- topics: Articles
Years ago, the online design community was a thriving conversationalist — of sorts — through the comment sections across the community. Since those good old days, things have taken an unexpected turn. Comments are becoming less and less expansions on the ideas presented, and more and more just simple offerings of praise or agreement.
- written by Rose
- topics: Photoshop
Layer styles are a powerful tool in Photoshop that allow you to quickly create effects that you can then apply to additional objects. Today, we will demonstrate how to use layer styles to create a liquid filled text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started!
- written by paul0v2
- topics: Inspiration
Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities is a project from Vahram Muratyan. A visual but friendly match between those two cities seen by a lover of Paris wandering through New York’s infinite details, clichés and contradictions: this way, please.
- written by Mickel
- topics: Articles
Motion graphics are very challenging to work with. The software used by VFX artists is very advanced and it gives the user a somewhat different work flow than most graphic artists are not familiar with. In this post we will discuss some things Photoshop users can learn from motion graphic artists and their unique work flow.
- written by Francisco Inchauste
- topics: Design
Most days we stay in a safe zone with our work. In fact, it’s built into our thinking and how we process decisions. It’s called loss aversion.
- written by Marc Edwards
- topics: Design, iPhone
The iPhone 4 features a vastly superior display resolution (614400 pixels) over previous iPhone models, containing quadruple the 153600-pixel display of the iPhone 3GS. The screen is the same physical size, so those extra dots are used for additional detail — twice the detail horizontally, and twice vertically. For developers only using Apple’s user interface elements, most of the work is already done for you.
- written by Nicolas Gallagher
- topics: icons, css
An experiment that uses pseudo-elements to create 84 simple GUI icons using CSS and semantic HTML. Shared as an exercise in creative problem solving and working within constraints. This is not a “production ready” CSS icon set.
- developed by Liu Liu
- topics: face detection, jquery
A jQuery plugin which detects faces in pictures and returns theirs coords. This plugin uses an algorithm by Liu Liu.
- created by Joe Leech
- topics: html5, user experience
HTML5 is the new version of yes, you guessed it HTML and XHTML. The bare bones of the websites we build. Browser support is still pretty sketchy which means we won’t see pure HTML5 websites for at least the next year or so but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know the basics ahead of our first HTML5 site build.
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