“Addy Osmani shows us how you can create a kick-ass animated Shine Effect with jQuery & CSS3 and then use it to create your very own Shiny Gallery ‘ShineTime’. This effect is useful in making your user interface elements look like they’re a real polaroid photo (or made of glass) and the best part is, it’s not that difficult to achieve.
You’ll also learn today how you can successfully use layering in your designs to give your gallery that extra bit of detail that can make it stand out from the others.”
Requirements: jQuery Framework & CSS3
License: License Free
This article was written by WebAppers.
“When it comes to building a website, it helps to have a process to follow, especially if you are just getting started as a web designer. Good guidelines can help you work better by keeping forgetfulness to a minimum.
Every designer or company will develop unique components to their web design process over time, but the basics remain the same: learn, plan, design, code, launch and maintain.
In this article, I will share my process for designing a website.”
Read the full article @ SixRevisions.
“An effective, well-organized workflow is an important asset of professional web designers. The more useful and time-saving your tools are, the more time you can focus on important things, thus creating a foundation for timely good-quality results. The problem is that there are just way too many tools, services and resources out there, so it has become difficult to keep track on them and find those tiny little time-savers that will spare you headaches and save time in a long run.
And this is where we come in. Back in old days, Smashing Magazine used to publish lists after lists, with plethora of links that covered different topics all somehow related to web design and development. We have undergone quite a development since then, and are now publishing almost only in-depth articles — written by some of the best professionals in the industry. However, useful, carefully prepared and filtered lists are still useful, and therefore we keep publishing them as well.”
Read the full article @ SMASHINGMAG.
“Your efficiency as a freelancer can make or break you. Many times it can be hard to see how much more efficient you can actually be if you spend some time fine-tuning a couple of things. In this article we’ll have a look at some of my top tips on how you can give your efficiency a major boost. Let’s get started!”
Read the full article @ 1stWebDesigner.
“In this article we’ll have a look at some websites that are a bit different to what we usually see. Web design sure has come a long way in recent years, and we can see all kinds of creative and unique websites popping up.
This collection is comprised of websites offering many different services/merchandise. They’re colorful, funny, artistic and more. What they all have in common is the fact that they do stand out a bit – at least they did to us.”
Read the full article @ OneXtraPixel
“CEO’s don’t dress like they’re homeless and wine tasting events are generally never held in the back of a liquor store. There’s a good reason behind this. People generally do not follow the “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” motto, so the very first thing they do is, you guessed it, judge your book by it’s cover. The same is true for website designs -people visit your site and immediately make a decision on if it’s a place they’re going to spend time (and money) at, or if they’re going to lump you in with the millions of other sites that look just like yours and move on to something else.
As you can see, the benefits of having a professional design can be great, especially if your website is geared towards building your business. Outlined in this post are 7 different reasons why it’s beneficial to have a professional web design.”
Read the full article @ MyInkBlog
Functionality Checklist for our Sliding Image Menu for Jquery.
Here is what we need our Jquery horizontal sliding image menu to do:
- Jquery compatible script.
- Mootools like sliding effect.
- Valid XHTML degrades well.
- Lightweight customizable script.
You can see the demo and download @ GRAPHICDESIGNJUNCTION