Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #22
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 Chris Spooner
- topics: Photoshop
This tutorial covers part one of a multi-part series where we’ll go through the process of building a stylish design portfolio website. In this particular article we’ll create the visual concept and overall design concept in Photoshop, using various effects, blending modes and layer styles to create all the detailed elements of the design.
- written by Alex Varanese
- topics: Photoshop
Alex Varanese builds a deconstructed urban environment composed of 3D and typography
- written by Callum Chapman
- topics: Web design
We all know texture is used a lot in both modern and vintage design, although in many cases of design produced many years ago, noisy and grungy textures were unavoidable. When it comes to wooden texture in design, though, whether in a print product, a web or mobile user interface element, or general layout, it is always used to enhance visual appeal…
- written by Patrick Cox
- topics: Mobile design
Implied textural designs are not new to the interwebs. Most of the time texture is used as a design device to add depth, dimension, or just used to spice up a bland design. But as mobile touch devices take over the world, texture will play a key role in how users interact with the mobile internet.
- written by Marius
- topics: Illustrator
In the following tutorial you can learn to create a fluorescent text effect. After we add the text we expand it and add multiple strokes with different blending modes and opacity percentages. Using the Offset path along with various tools and effects we will create the rest of the shapes.
- written by Jason Gross
- topics: Web Design
Responsive web design is undoubtedly a hot topic in web design right now. To some degree, the popularity of the concept of responsive web design is well deserved because site users are increasingly diversifying their methods of accessing a website. iPad, iPhone, Android mobile devices, desktops, netbooks — we’re in a time where our web designs must function in a multitude number of ways.
- written by Sam Dunn
- topics: jQuery Plugin
The original sliding boxes tutorial is undoubtedly our most popular tutorial, with about 660,000 views as of this post. Given our recent surge in releasing plugins, we decided to add sliding boxes to the roster – say hello to the Mosaic jQuery plugin.
- written by Chris Coyier
- topics: CSS
CSS variables are always a hot topic when “the future of CSS” is discussed. They are actually coming natively, but using them in production (without a CSS preprocessor framework) is a long way off. However there is a feature that actually has some browser support now that has a CSS variable feel to it, and that’s the currentColor value.
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