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50 fantastic tools for responsive web design

net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer. It’s here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package. Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front- and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. net compiles the hottest new sites from around the web, and being the voice of web design, our mission is to source the best articles written by the best people in the industry and feature interviews and opinions crammed with inspiration and creative advice. In short, If you're serious about web design and development, then net is the magazine for you. Editorial 50 fantastic tools for responsive web design
Fighting the Space Between Inline Block Elements I've seen this come up a couple of times lately on Twitter and then an interesting Dabblet so I figured it would be an important thing to document. Here's the deal: a series of inline-block elements formatted like you normally format HTML will have spaces in between them. In other words: <nav><a href="#">One</a><a href="#">Two</a><a href="#">Three</a></nav> Fighting the Space Between Inline Block Elements
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Magic 3D Photoshop Action Magic 3D Photoshop Action Today we have a free Photoshop Action for easily creating 3D effects. The action was created by Damian Watracz for the readers of the Vandelay Design blog. With the help of the action you can easily give 3D effects to layers, vector shapes, and text. Looking for hosting?
Slicebox - A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback Slicebox is a jQuery 3D image slider plugin that makes use of CSS 3D Transforms and provides a graceful fallback for older browsers that don't support the new properties. View demo Download source With the CSS 3D Transforms we can create some neat effects by transforming elements in three-dimensional space. Slicebox makes use of the 3D transforms properties and allows different kind of effects. The main idea is to create three-dimensional image slices that will rotate and reveal the next image as another side of the 3D object. In case the browser does not support 3D transforms, a simple slider will be used as fallback. Slicebox - A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback
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Sprite Cow - Generate CSS for sprite sheets Sprite Cow helps you get the background-position, width and height of sprites within a spritesheet as a nice bit of copyable css. Load the example image, and have a click around. It becomes pretty obvious.

Sprite Cow - Generate CSS for sprite sheets

Subtle Patterns | High quality patterns for your next web project

Subtle Patterns | High quality patterns for your next web project

By popular request, an outline version of the pentagon pattern. Made by Atle Mo. Download Inspired by this, I came up with this pattern.


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Custom Scrollbars in WebKit Way back in the day, you could customize scrollbars in IE (5.5) with non-standard CSS properties like scrollbar-base-color which you would use on the element that scrolls (like the <body>) and do totally rad things. IE dropped that. These days, customizing scrollbars is back, but it's WebKit this time. Custom Scrollbars in WebKit
FFFFALLBACK - A simple tool for bulletproof web typography.

FFFFALLBACK - A simple tool for bulletproof web typography.

It's a brave new world. Web fonts are here, sparking an exciting new era in web design. Ffffallback makes it easy to find the perfect fallback fonts, so that your designs degrade gracefully. So, in the spirit of bulletproof web design, we give you… Okay, so how do I use this thing?
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Today we want to share our first set of easy-to-implement buttons called ‘Mega Web Buttons Pack’. In this set you will find 42 buttons which you can use easily on your website. We are using the WooFunction icon set released under the GNU General Public License. Our first step is to add […] Mega Web Buttons Pack #1 Mega Web Buttons Pack #1
Drop-shadows are easy enough to create using pseudo-elements. It’s a nice and robust way to progressively enhance a design. This post is a summary of the technique and some of the possible appearances. Demo: CSS drop-shadows without images

CSS drop-shadows without images

The Top 8 Placeholder Services for Web Designers In the last year, there's been a wave of helpful placeholder services. What's a placeholder? Well, when you're working on a new website, isn't it a waste of time to use stock images, cropped to the right dimensions?
Circular Discography Template with jQuery Today we want to share a simple website template with you. The template will show some discography or music albums in a rounded fashion, rotating the albums when clicking on next or previous. When clicking on an album, we will open the album details view which contains a music player (jPlayer) and […] View demoDownload source
The Perfect Fanpage Profile Picture (+ FREE PSD) - WP4FB [message_box type="note" icon="yes" close="Hide"]When this post was post was published, WP4FB was only a simple WordPress theme that is not comparable to the current WP4FB WordPress plugin. The current plugin is a completely new product with many new features. Therefore, this post may be outdated.[/message_box]I don’t have to tell you how extremely powerful Facebook Fan Pages can be.
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