Collective #42

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The Answer to Everything * Christmas Fun * Free Icons * Math for JS * Merry Scrolling * Essential Mustaches * Free Fonts

Collective 42

Inspirational Website of the Week


The brilliant portfolio of Felix Reichle is our pick this week. It has an interesting mix of hand-draw elements and elegant-looking shapes combined with a decent color scheme.

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A Comparison of JavaScript Physics Engines


Learn about the differences of JavaScript physics engines from this great article by Chandler Prall for WebAppers.

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Christmas Icon Set (PNG)


A set of beautiful Christmas-related super-detailed icons made by RocketTheme for Smashing Magazine.

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Framote: Remote URL Control


Jaime Caballero created Framote, a tool with which you can simply generate a special short link from any URL. You'll be able to change the embedded URL anytime.

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Responsive Images: What We Thought We Needed


Some interesting thoughts by Paul Robert Lloyd about the problematic of responsive images and their proposed solutions. An interesting discussion follows.

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Handy Icons – Free Web Font Kit


A large set of 99 hand-drawn icons that have been converted to a webfont by WeGraphics.

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Merry Scrolling with skrollr.js


A step-by-step tutorial on how to create a beautifully looking Christmassy scrolling effect by Paulina Hetman from Pepsized.

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Numbers is an advanced mathematics library for Node.js and JavaScript developed by Steve Kaliski. It provides a comprehensive set of mathematical tools that are currently not available in JavaScript.

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Mini Help System with jQuery


Martin Angelov will show you how to create a small widget which will display some help text for users of a web application. The widget content is going to be searchable in real time, and all matching terms will be highlighted.

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Collective42_analyticsjs gives us this great script that will make integrating analytics a breeze.

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Mustaches (AI)


An unmissable set of brilliant mustaches as fully editable Illustrator vector files by Charlie Belvin.

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Multiple Devices PSD


A set of beautifully designed and cool looking mobile devices by Armas B.

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Free Font: Mr. Wright


Anthony Schmiedeler designed the exquisite Mr. Wright font for a school project using Fontlab. It's based on the furniture design of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Do we need box-shadow or border-radius prefixes anymore?

Do we? Read the short and the long answer and explanation by Chris Coyier on CSS-Tricks.

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Travel Web Design Template (PSD)


A fun looking travel-related web design template by CSS Author.

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Cooking Icons (AI, EPS)


Cosmin Capitanu created this sweet pack of cooking-related vector icons.

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Free Font: Christmas Numerals


Stereotypes designed these beautiful Christmas numerals and offers them for free.

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Canvas-Driven background images


Eric Bidelman takes a look at canvas-driven background images and shows some demos (mostly Canary).

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Free Christmas Email Template (HTML)


A festive Christmas email template by ThemeDev.

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Annotary helps you bookmark pages, make highlights, take notes, and share with others.

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Google Droid-Gangnam in Pure CSS


An Easter-Egg found on the Google Zeitgeist page: Droid-Gangnam.

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A beautiful toolbar originally designed by Mani, converted to HTML/CSS by Cameron Baney.

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CSS3 Generator


A fun little CSS snippet generator for all the fanciness that is hard to remember.

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