Collective #63

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Slides * Hoverboard * CSS Modal * Free eBook * Map Icons * Free Fonts * CSS Shaders * Ghost

Collective 63

Inspirational Website of the Week


The clean and smart portfolio by creative/art director and designer Anthony Goodwin is our pick this week.

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Slides: Create and share beautiful presentations


With Slides (formerly you can create and share beautiful presentations for free. It is built by Hakim El Hattab and Owen Bossola.

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Hoverboard - Beautiful portfolios for designers & coders


If you'd like to try a new and fresh way of showcasing your work and your thoughts than you'll like Hoverboard.

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CSS Modal


Hans Christian Reinl developed these perfectly accessible and responsive CSS-only modals.

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Map Icons Designer


Map Icons Designer is a set of 200 amazing map icons in PSD Vector Shape & PNG format. They can be used as Google Map Icons, Location Markers or Point of Interests (POI) on any map.

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Free eBook: The Smashing Editor's Choice


"The Smashing Editor's Choice: A Smashing Library Treat" is a free eBook by Smashing Magazine that contains a wide range of topics, including new coding techniques, user experience strategies, responsive design and mobile solutions by some great authors.

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In this pen by Mathias Paumgarten you can cause a Origami-like plane creation with a click (or more).

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GitHub ArchiveRoom


GitHub ArchiveRoom is a very impressive 3d visualization of whole GitHub archives. It is developed by Vlad Filippov.

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How To Avoid Duplicate Downloads In Responsive Images


David Newton explores some issues of the fallbacks for the new <picture> element and shows how to solve them.

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Just for fun by the Onion: let your website emit some fart noises as you scroll!

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Two.js is a two-dimensional drawing API geared towards modern web browsers. It is renderer agnostic enabling the same API to draw in multiple contexts: SVG, Canvas, and WebGL.

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Flat iPhone 4/5 Mockups (PSD)


Josh Laincz created this set of beautiful flat iPhone 4 and 5 mockups for Premium Pixels.

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Free Font: Valkyrie


Valkyrie is an exquisite serif type family that is especially suitable for fashion-related design. It was designed by Hendrick Rolandez.

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Sketch Icons (Freebie)


Brett Jones shows what great work can be done with Sketch 2 and offers this lovely icon set for free on Dribbble.

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Adobe Explores the Future of Responsive Digital Layout with National Geographic Content


CSS Shaders are really exciting and Adobe shows their power in a digital layout experiment with some great content from National Geographic. Note that you'll need Chrome Canary installed and properly configured in order to see the awesome effects.

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Avoiding Unnecessary Paints


Learn how you can improve runtime performance by preventing unnecessary paints in your website in this insightful article by Paul Lewis for HTML5Rocks.

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Free Font: Before Breakfast


Simon Stratford offers this charming handwritten font that he designed just before breakfast using the iFontMaker app.

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Free Font: Idealist Sans


Elena Kowalski designed this clean and modern display font and you can download the light and the regular styles for free.

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Mini AJAX File Upload Form


Martin Angelov from Tutorialzine shows how to create a nice AJAX file upload form in this great tutorial.

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Naked WordPress


Naked WordPress is a naked, commented WordPress theme for designers who don't really want to deal with WordPress or for coders who want guidance for the structure.

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Improving Your 2013 Productivity With The Chrome DevTools


Addy Osmany will show you some great features of Chrome DevTools like Workspaces that is great for developing applications.

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Ghost: Just a Blogging Platform


Ghost looks like a very promising Open Source blogging platform. It could be the next great writing engine, and you can back the project on Kickstarter.

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