Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #8
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 Ricardo
- topics: photoshop, tutorial
In this Photoshop tutorial we will show you how to create nice unique photo effect from sketch and your photo. We will use many tools in Photoshop and also you will need some skills in drawing as to create this effect you will need to draw sketch.
- written by Andrei Marius
- topics: illustrator, tutorial
Typographic elements are ideal to create in vector as you can scale and copy them as you like and change the colors to suit your designs. In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to use various shapes and gradient effects to create an airport timetable text effect that’s perfect for websites, poster designs or even logos.
- written by Martin Angelov
- topics: css, html5
You’ve probably heard a lot about the new HTML5 canvas element. As the name implies, this is a special element that allows us to create and modify graphics. In addition, we can also use it like any other element on the page – apply jQuery animations on it, listen for events and integrate it deeply into our layouts.
- written by Jon Raasch
- topics: jquery, coding
Interactivity can transform a dull static website into a dynamic tool that not only delights users but conveys information more effectively. In this post, we’ll walk through five different coding techniques that can be easily implemented on any website to provide a richer user experience.
- written by Filip Stefansson
- topics: wordpress, admin panel
WordPress is one of the best CMSs out there — if not the best (but of course, I’m biased because I’m a WordPress fanatic). It has loads of handy features that make site administration a breeze. WordPress is a publishing platform with a comment system, a GUI for creating, editing and managing posts and pages, handy built-in tools like the “Export” feature to back up your content, user roles and permissions, and more.
- written by Ryan Seddon
- topics: Scripting, html5, css
Form validation has been a finicky business since the web was born. First came the server-side validation error summary. Then we evolved to client-side validation to verify results inline. Now, we have the marching giant that is HTML5 and CSS3: HTML5’s forms chapter offers new input types and attributes that make validation constraints possible.
- written by Paulo Gabriel
- topics: usability, user interface
I’ve seen wheatpaste works in my city for a long time now, and I’ve always wondered who it was done. Today I’ve found some awesome pieces by street artist Nivanh Chanthara. He’s got an amazing style.
- produced by Microsoft Corp
- topics: html5, comic strip
As the web and its technologies continue to evolve, we prepare to enter the age of HTML5. Created for «Beauty of the Web» in honor of the launch of Internet Explorer 9, «Never Mind the Bullets» offers the traditional comic strip experience enriched by the effects of parallax. By a simple movement of the mouse the strip becomes animated and the story comes to life. The story unfolds at LongHorn Gush, a quiet town troubled by a band of outlaws that call themselves «The Red Bandanas». However, with the arrival of the famous Bill «One Shot» Collins things are about to change…
- written by Amy Cueva
- topics: usability, user experience
Over at Smashing Magazine there is an article that poses a scary question, Does the Future of the Internet Have Room For Web Designers? If you have the time I suggest you go and read the article as it brings up a number of interesting points. I was going to leave a comment over there, but since I’m long-winded I figured it best to create my own post and also my comment would probably get lost in the 100+ comments on the article already.
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