Even though CSS3 has brought a lot to the table in regards to drop shadow effects, there are still plenty of reasons to use image alternatives. The drop shadows generated by CSS3 are relatively uniform, and don’t deviate much past size and transparency. In some cases, you might want to give a page some extra depth.
I ran into a similar situation in a recent client project, and decided to use a recent trend of warping drop shadows to help add some extra excitement to the page. You might have seen similar effects in other tutorials involving deleting a circular section, but this method will keep the edges from being too sharp. It also allows you to work with non-rectangular shapes because all points are editable in the warp tool’s grid.
Read the full tutorial @ BuildInternet.com
“Gap wasn’t the only brand to unveil a new logo last week. MySpace, the formerly cool social network that’s fallen on hard times (and is certainlynot on Adweek’s Digital Hot List this week), introduced a new mark that features the word “my” and a symbol for a space—which is meant to indicate the site’s ability to foster any and all of its users’ interests, whatever they may be. The new logo will go live later in the year. “MySpace is a platform for people to be whatever they want, so we’ve decided to give them the space to do it,” explains MySpace vp of user experience Mike Macadaan. A video posted after the jump shows the new logo in action, which works better than the static image. Choosing to ditch half of your name in your logo is certainly a radical move. But as TechCrunch points out, unlike the old logo, at least the new one doesn’t have any Human Centipede connotations.”
Article by AdFreak.
“Font selection for headlines on websites can be critical to achieving the right look and drawing the proper attention with the headlines. Here is a look at more than 50 fonts that will give you some options for creating strong headlines that communicate a message. Some of these fonts you probably already have, some of them can be downloaded for free, and others can be purchased. Each font is linked to a page where it can be downloaded or purchased.”
Written by DesignMag.
“Less is more,” this quote might be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of minimalistic design. Minimalistic web design always held a strong influence on designers. Most people argue and have different opinion on what minimal design should be. One thing we can all agree, that simplicity is the key. Here are some beautiful websites that meet web design standards, in the most minimal way possible. We hope these websites will inspire you. Please comment below if we missed any.
Written by Igor Ovsyannykov on Jul 05, 2010
Link to the full article @ INSPIRATIONFEED.