40 Sets of Free Social Media Icons This post was originally published a few years ago. Some of the icon sets showcased in the original post are no longer online, so we’ve updated the post by removing the dead links and outdated icon sets. We’ve added many new icon sets as new social media sites are always popping up and many of the older sets didn’t include icons for sites like Pinterest that are now very popular. Animation Principles for the Web - CSS Animation As front-end designers and developers, we use CSS to style, position and create great looking sites. We often use CSS to add movement to pages in the form of transitions or even animations, but we don’t usually go much beyond that. Animation can be a powerful tool to help our visitors and customers understand and benefit from our designs.
Dynamic max height plugin for jQuery My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos... ruined dreams... this wasted land. Arrow Navigation Styles Some inspiration for arrow navigation styles and hover effects using SVG icons for the arrows, and CSS transitions and animations for the effects. View demo Download source Today we’d like to share some inspiration for arrow navigation styles with you. Top Bar Build With HTML Classes The top bar is a pretty complex piece of magical UI goodness. We rely on many presentational classes to define its look and feel, and there's a lot happening in the JS. The top bar is hoverable by default, but you can change it to use click events instead by adding data-options="is_hover: false" to the <nav> element. If you have a hoverable topbar, it will close itself on click by default, but this behavior can be prevented by setting data-options="dropdown_autoclose: false".
Motionographer Elastic: MTV Video Music Awards 2014 (case study + interview) Since its proverbial blast-off, MTV has provided a visual language and soundtrack to the lives of generations. Once a radical entertainment concept, the channel has evolved from ‘music television’ to a global identity. No longer just a 24-hour music network, MTV is a brand in flux. Ask a person on the street which MTV they grew up with and each will recount something different. When it comes down to it, everyone has their own MTV. Introducing the CSS Grid Layout spec For over half of my career on the web, frontend development involved a lot of creating images in Photoshop, then chopping them up and using markup to construct the design in a browser. Thankfully, CSS has evolved to a level at which we don't need to do much of that any more. Creating rounded corners, gradients and even animations are now possible just using CSS. One area of CSS hasn't evolved quite so quickly: CSS for layout.