Monthly Archives: June 2011

Freebie: Exaggerated – a Free HTML5 and CSS3 Imageless Template

Jun
12

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I would like to present to everyone the first free HTML5/CSS3 template by CSSgirl!

Exaggerated – With Four Themes

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - PinkNBlack

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - PinkNBlack

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - Harvest

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - Harvest

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - Lime & Blue

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - Lime & Blue

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - Lighten Up

Exaggerated - Free HTML5/CSS3 Template - Lighten Up

Exaggerated is a FREE HTML5 and CSS3 template. It has been designed to be minimal and simplistic using only CSS3 to control design elements. I wanted to showcase the abilities of CSS3 and how you can utilize it to control elements you may have at one point relied on graphics or javascript.

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Your Source to an Endless Supply of Free Social Media Icons – Part 1

Jun
6

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It seems like everyday there is a new crop of super awesome social media icon sets released. Custom icons are a great way to spruce up a blog or website. They can bring character and enhance the rest of your design. Not everyone is an icon designer- and finding the perfect set to match your design could be a chore.

In my web travels I have collected and compiled a huge resource of these icons that are all available for free! No matter what kind of website/blog you have you can find the perfect set of icons – being it a clean and professional look or hand-drawn and grunge – there is an icon for that!

While there is too much to list at one time, I figured I would try to group them as best I can, and deliver them to you in a series of posts, of which this will be the first :D

So below please enjoy the first part of the “Social Networking Icon Sets” with 50 different sets!

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Tantalizing Textures: Sources for Textures, Tutorials and Inspiration!

Jun
4

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Using textures in your designs is one sure way to give an item a more realistic feel and depth. Using textures, patterns and other grunge-type effects are one of my absolute favorite design methods. I end up being drawn to this type of design over any other.

Below I have gathered some awesome resources for how to use textures, and where to get them as well as a small, but awesome collection of texture inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the “Tantalizing Textures” bucket I have created on dribbble, that I will be constantly updating to collect texture inspiration.

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Freebie: MyBookClub Book Club Layout – 2 PSDs

Jun
2

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Like most designers not every design I create is accepted by the client the first go-round. Occasionally I am left with a design that is perfectly fine, but just wasn’t suited to the client’s taste.

A few months back I had this design left over for a library website. The design wasn’t used and there it sat forgotten on my hard drive.

I’ve decided to share the two PSDs for the design (the main page and the inside page) with everyone.

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26 Useful Tools, Apps and Resources for Developers – A Little Bit of Everything

Jun
1

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There are moments when you are working on a project, when you realize that you just aren’t the best at everything. Or you hit a roadblock. Or you just need a little assistance. It might be choosing a color palette, creating an certain icon or creating the perfect background pattern. Everyone could use a little help now and then.

This is by no means a comprehensive list on each topic, but places that I have found the resources I’ve needed on several occasions that are alternatives from my normal methods.

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