Collective #39

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jQuery Datepicker * Free Fonts Madness * Inspirational Website * Stinking CSS * Free PSDs * Designer's Resources * Free Icons

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Inspirational Website of the Week

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Anonymous is a digital production company based in Paris, France, and their website was out pick this week. It has some interesting hover effects and subtle patterns.

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Agile Designers

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The resource that we've all been waiting for: all the tools and websites related to web design & development in one place! Find, submit and check out new resources for your everyday work and inspiration.

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Pickadate.js: a lightweight jQuery date picker

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Lightweight, easy-to-use and clean; that's how a date picker should be. Pickadate.js is exactly that, give it a try and you'll love it.

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Free Font: Prime

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Prime is a simple typeface with a techy feel and a strict, geometric origin designed by Max Pirsky.

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Code smells in CSS

Harry Roberts explains how to detect bad CSS and gives some great explanations on why and how to avoid certain poor code practices.

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Solving design problems

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Interaction designer Matthew Paul Thomas shares and explains this poster from the Ubuntu Developer Summit in California about solving design problems.

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Art Professions Icon Set (PNG)

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A free icon set with 34 PNG icons related to arts and designed by BanzaiTokyo for Smashing Magazine.

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Long Press jQuery Plugin

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Long Press is a jQuery plugin that will ease the writing of accented or rare characters.

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Native CSS feature detection via the @supports rule

This great article by Chris Mills explores the CSS @supports rule which is part of the CSS3 Conditional Rules Module Level 3 and which provides a perfect mechanism for selectively applying CSS based on feature support.

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Free Font: Flex Display

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Flex Display, developed by Álvaro Thomáz, is a free geometric thin display font.

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Batch: 300 icons, now for free (PSD)

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Adam Whitcroft created these 300 icons for web and user interface design and now they are completely free. Each icon is a single Photoshop shape layer, meaning they can be scaled up—and down—without loss of quality.

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Harsh Color-Stop Gradients

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Harsh is a really nice Compass extension for randomly generated CSS3 gradients with harsh color stops like magical diamonds.

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Duri.me: a super simple dataURI tool

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Patrik Larsson and Tiago Duarte created this useful tool for converting images to Base-64 code.

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How to Create Retina Graphics for your Web Designs

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Chris Spooner shows us why and how to create retina graphics in this Line 25 tutorial.

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Responsive Menu Concepts

Tim Pietrusky introduces some great concepts for responsive menus in this CSS-Tricks article.

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API for extracting semantic image data

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Cloudinary, the cloud-based image management and manipulation solution offers a great API for extracting semantic image data like colors, Exif data and even faces.

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AjaxGetContent jQuery Plugin

Don't want a page jump but simply load everything on you website with AJAX? The web agency Implico offers their jQuery plugin for AJAX based content loading for free. Read how to use it and check out the website examples.

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Sizing type, leading and vertical dimensions with rem-units

A very informative article on understanding and using rem units for making type and vertical spacing resize responsively.

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Be careful who you build for

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Jordan Moore shares some interesting thoughts on the new "resizing disease" that web designers and developers acquired lately.

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Free Vector Page Doodles (AI, EPS)

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WeGraphics shares this great pack of hand-drawn page doodles. The pack includes arrows, stars, hearts, skulls, and various other doodles.

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CSS3 Monochrome Icon Set

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A set of 85+ CSS-only icons and glyphs created by Kushagra Agarwal. They are inspired by Glyphicons and Glyphish.

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Free Font: Festiva

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A beautiful, festive font, perfect for Christmas related designs.

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Building A Relationship Between CSS & JavaScript

Tim Wright explains some important points on how to build a relationship between CSS and JS in this Smashing Magazine article.

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Free Font: FV Deventer

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Floris Voorveld designed this beautiful and delicate font and offers it on his website.

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Social Media Tabs (PSD)

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Tired of the common social media buttons design and want to try out something new? Then you might like this different approach of Pixels Daily.

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Free Font: Boros Rounded

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Victor Berbel released this interesting and unusual typeface for free.

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