Collective #114

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CSS Shapes 101 * Web Fundamentals * Velocity.js * GestureKit * Panoramic * Codassium

Cover design by Forefathers

Inspirational Website of the Week: Guillaume JUVENET


Control a robot and explore the creative website of Guillaume Juvenet. Our pick this week.

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CSS Shapes 101


Learn about CSS Shapes and how you will be able to use them from this great article by Sara Soueidan on A List Apart.

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Web Fundamentals


An in-progress handbook for best practices regarding multi-device web experiences. Get involved and help extend this resource.

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Velocity by Julian Shapiro is a jQuery plugin that re-implements $.animate() to produce significantly greater performance (making Velocity also faster than CSS animation libraries) while including new features to improve the animation workflow.

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UI Kit (PSD)


A really nice mobile and web UI Kit PSD by Unity Interactive.

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And They All Look Just the Same


A very interesting read by Greg Storey from Happy Cog on the boring uniformity of website design.

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Free Font: TOTEM


A beautifully artistic typeface by Benito Ruiz.

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An interesting open source SDK for creating custom gestures in applications.

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DRY-ing Out Your Sass Mixins


Sam Richard will show you how to optimize your Sass mixins and keep them DRY.

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Finally a card deck for developers! Get inspired with this creative code:deck.

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Kindling Grid


A responsive grid system by Timothy Long that let's you use offsets for items.

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Designing for Moments With Media Queries


Jordan Moore shows how to improve mobile website experiences by employing some useful media queries.

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Free Font: DUAL


Charles Daoud created this interesting typeface with an experimental touch. The 300 weight is available for free.

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New Logo and Identity for PayPal


An analysis of the new logo and identity for PayPal by fuseproject.

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Panoramic (pure CSS)


Ana Tudor creates a fantastic panorama view of an image with pure CSS.

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With a video chat and a collaborative code editor, Codassium can be used for interactive interview sessions.

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Marvel Developer Portal


Attentions, Marvel comic fans! The Marvel Comics API, a RESTful service, allows you to access information about Marvel's vast library of comics for usage in your app or website.

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A great search for d3.js developers who need to find a specific d3 example of how to use a particular API call.

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Payment webfont


An SVG webfont of the main payment systems created by Orlando Merone using Icomoon.

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Waypoints looks like a promising tool for collaborating on visual timelines and keeping track of project progress.

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With this app you can easily transform any website into a table of data or an API.

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