Photon: A CSS 3D Lighting Engine

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This is just "wow": a JavaScript library by Tom Giannattasio that adds lighting effects to DOM elements in 3D space. It's WebKit-only because it relies on WebKitCSSMatrix and it's processor-butt-kicking (don't abuse), but you'll just be blown away.

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Responsive Grid System

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Not being a framework or a boilerplate, the Responsive Grid System is a quick, easy & flexible way to create a responsive web site. Want to use different amounts of columns across a page? This will make it super-easy.

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Inspirational Website of the Week

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Folicuré's marketing website is our pick of the week because of the cool hover and scrolling effects. Who says the parallax effect is out of fashion? If used with a twist, it's absolutely hip.

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Justinmind Prototyper

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Create rich and interactive prototypes for web and mobile apps with this online platform.

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Using semantic HTML

Terry Ryan dives into semantic HTML, explains what is is and why it's important.

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Analog Free Grunge Font

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Analog from WeGrpahics is a free grunge font that features bitmap dot patterns. This font is excellent for posters, album covers, or websites that need a touch of grunge appeal.

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CSS Gradient Finder

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Convert an image to its CSS gradient with this awesome online tool written by Aaron Marasco.

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Responsive Web Design Newsletter

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Sign up for this free newsletter by Brad Frost. It will feed you with RWD goodness collected across the web.

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Simplistic UI Kit (PSD)

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Super-versatile and stunning UI Kit by Tanveer Junayed.

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Cloud-based API for Image Effects

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Apply some cool effects to your images without manually processing them, using this great service from Cloudinary. You'll have to sign up for using this.

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Table Editing with Handsontable

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If you are working with tables in your project, Handsontable will make editing them a breeze. It is a minimalistic approach to an Excel-like table editor in HTML & jQuery by Marcin Warpechowski.

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Using SVG clipPath

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Sawyer Hollenshead explains how to create a SVG clipping path (or mask) in order to make creative link shapes.

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Pondasee Front-end Starter Kit

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From the minds behind Tokokoo comes this great SCSS & Compass based font-end starter kit that will help you create a powerful themes.

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Free Sky UI Kit

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A beautiful blue UI Kit by Michael Reimer for Vandelay Design.

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Screencasting a Complete Redesign

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This is an exciting opportunity to learn the whole web design and web development process: Chris Coyier will do a complete redesign and make every step of it available on a screencast. Back his project and get access to the master's screencasts.

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Academic Icon Set (10 Icons + PSD Source)

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A beautiful and free pixel-perfect, high-quality icon set related to education and academia brought to you by PixelsDaily and Smashing Magazine.

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NVD3: Re-usable charts for d3.js

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A project for building re-usable charts and chart components for d3.js by Novus.

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Free Portfolio Website Template (PSD)

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A beautiful free portfolio website template by blugraphic.

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Zero Bundle: Free Goodies for Designers

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Get hands on this awesome free bundle of web design resources before it expires!

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The Amazing Powers of CSS

Ilmari Heikkinen shows us some magical and helpful CSS tricks that will make you have several "Aha" moments.

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QuoJS: Simplify Mobile Web Development

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QuoJS is a micro, modular, Object-Oriented and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, and Ajax interactions for rapid mobile web development.

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Wordpress Plugin: Dropbox Photo Sideloader

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This Wordpress plugin adds a new tab to the Media Uploader, which allows you to pull image files from your Dropbox into WordPress.

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Ancillary Free Font

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A beautiful Sans Serif font with 4 variants by Philip Trammell.

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