Collective #18

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Magic Image Filters, Responsive Wordpress, Free PSDs, Animation Library, Free Fonts, Code Editor

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Inspirational Website of the Week

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This week we chose the website of product designer Patrick Algrim for its elegant simplicity and subtle effects.

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Create A Responsive, Mobile-First WordPress Theme

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Ellen Bauer explains the exciting process of creating a responsive Wordpress theme using the mobile-first approach.

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Animating CSS3 Image Filters

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Dudley Storey will show you how to animate the appearance of images using CSS filters and transitions.

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Collection of Responsive WordPress Themes

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Are you searching for a real responsive Wordpress theme? Then you will find this roundup really helpful.

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skrollr Animation Library

Parallax scrolling became a very popular effect in web design and now you can create it with easy using this great library that doesn't have any dependencies. It allows you to animate any CSS property of any element depending on the horizontal scrollbar position.

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WordPress Gamification

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A great collection of techniques, examples and free plugins for gamifying your Wordpress blog by Oliver Dale.

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Brackets: Open Source Code Editor

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Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License.

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SeuratJS

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SeuratJS by Greg Smith is a JavaScript library that extends Raphaƫl and allows for the creation of vivid animations and pixelated artwork using minimal code.

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Free Font: Strenuous 3D

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Typodermic gives us this great Strenuous family member for free.

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Bitrix24: Social Intranet

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Bitrix24 is a fresh platform for a united work space which handles the many aspects of daily operations and tasks.

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Free Stained Canvas Backgrounds

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This set of free background textures from WeGraphics includes 12 stained canvas patterns. These are great for applying an old, worn print look to your artwork.

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yum.im: Simple Snippet Sharing

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Dead simple, minimalistic snippet sharing. That's how snippet sharing should be. Amen. By Visual Idiot.

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Avatars from avatars.io

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avatars.io is a hosted, hassle-free user avatar service for your apps and sites. It offers the use of social avatars, gravatars and custom avatars.

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Dark Search Box & Drop Down (PSD)

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Alexandre Naud designed this super-slick search and drop down, available for free on Premium Pixels.

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Free Font: Kocoon Light

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Kocoon is a an amazing experimental font created with the opensource framework Nodebox. You can randomize it and get unique results when exporting it.

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QwikVu: Easy Mock-up Sharing

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QwikVu is a new online app where you can share web design mock-ups with clients.

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Moleskine Notebook (PSD)

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Beautiful Moleskine notebook, complete with the leather cover, ruled lines, and the classic fabric bookmark by Pixels Daily.

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Free Font: FV Granada

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Floris Voorveld offers the regular version of this stunning neo-grotesque font for free.

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colllor: Color palette the right way

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When designing, the color palette choice is one of the main aspects. With colllor you can create consistent color palettes with just a few clicks.

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Using CSS3 Border-Image

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Learn how to use this often neglected property in order to create interesting image frames.

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