How to Find Stock Photos That Don't Suck - DesignRope Gone are the days when using stock photography meant cheesy smiles of people in suits or sub-par clip art style photos. There’s been a growing trend of sites offering high quality stock images, often for free or at low cost. You’ll have no doubt come across many of the images from these sites in blog posts, startup hero images and elsewhere. 1. Unsplash – Free (no attribution required) high quality images.
Star Wars - Long Shadow Flat Design Icons on Behance Obviously, I'm a Star Wars fan, so I wanted to pay a tribute to something I really love. Being a copywriter, the Star Wars' universe that I was i… Read More Obviously, I'm a Star Wars fan, so I wanted to pay a tribute to something I really love. Being a copywriter, the Star Wars' universe that I was introduced to in my childhood has inspired me to create great and passionate stories that have the potential to capture the public's eye and heart.
20 Best Web Fonts from Google Web Fonts and @font-face At the moment there are several ways to use non-system fonts on a website. We will focus on the two least complicated, least expensive systems, Google Web Fonts and the @font-face rule. Fear not, we have not ruled out other paid methods such as Typekit, Fonts.com Web Fonts, Fontdeck, Webtype, WebINK or Fontspring for future posts as they certainly offer high quality typefaces and deserve to be considered. It’s important to be aware that web fonts can generate inadequate visualizations on operating systems which have subpixel rendering turned off in the case of Windows XP. They can also be represented differently depending on the browser used to visualize them.
Firefox and Flux: A New, Beautiful Browser is Coming Tomorrow, on April 29, something amazing is coming to Firefox. It’s not an interface adjustment or tweak. It’s not a bug fix. It’s a complete re-envisioning of Firefox’s user experience, and it’s been brewing for the past five years. Firefox on Linux, OSX, and Windows How to create a parallax scrolling website using Skrollr.js Today’s parallax website tutorial is a detailed explanation of the Parallax Scrolling Effect using Skrollr.js published a few weeks ago. You will learn how to create a simple parallax scrolling website using Skrollr.js plugin. If you haven’t seen the demo already, go and check it out. It will give you a clear understanding of what we are talking about in the sections below.
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40+ Beautiful Flat Web Designs for Your Inspiration For the last couple of months, flat web design has been really a huge topic on the Web. Up to now, it is steadily dominating the Web. From UI, to the latest portfolio update, icons and even the top web design blogs are now using flat web design, not to mention Microsoft, Android and just recently Apple is going flat too! So why are so many designers using this style? Flat design makes things free from distractions, eliminating heavy background images, swirls, grunge that makes everything cluttered. It’s very easy to navigate, since there are no more gradients, drop shadows, glows and bevels.
Awesome Cursor - a jQuery plugin for using FontAwesome icons as custom CSS cursors type: String or Array The hotspot location of the cursor can be defined using the hotspot option. This allows you to configure the point that the actual click will emanate from. The hotspot can be configured in two different ways: using an array containing the [x, y] coordinates (in pixels) of the hotspot, or by using a descriptive string. If you're using an array of coordinates, the values will be clamped between 0 and the size of the cursor minus 1. This is because the browser will default to 0, 0 for coordinates beyond the boundaries of the cursor.
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