Bi-Weekly Frontend News

Collective #33

Web Platform


This platform will help us all to make a better web: Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera and the W3C are the Web Platform Stewards that united for creating an open resource for the web.

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Inspirational Website of the Week


This week's pick is Ideakites for their interesting navigation concept and clean typography.

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LearnStreet is an early-stage startup focused on changing the way people of all backgrounds and skill levels learn how to code.

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Designing Better JavaScript APIs


If you are developing your own utilities and libraries and plan to make them accessible to others, read this great Smashing Magazine article by Rodney Rehm.

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Pikaday: JavaScript Datepicker


Pikaday is a light JavaScript date picker by David Bushell. Modular CSS makes it easy to customize.

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CSS3 Microsoft Modern Buttons


A light-weight and easy-to-use CSS/JS library that uses CSS3 styles for more than just rich button design. Made by Ace Subido.

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Sellbox: Sell your Dropbox Files


Sellbox let's you sell any file you host in your Dropbox account (5% fee) in just a few seconds.

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Free Responsive Website Template


Proximet is a free responsive website template by Anariel Design. It comes with a free business card design.

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Dark Gold UI Kit


The Dark Gold UI Kit by Pixel Fabric contains common web UI elements like buttons, sliders, pagination and more. The well organized and fully layered PSD allows an easy usage.

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Advanced Search Form for WordPress


Learn how to create an advanced search form in WordPress from this tutorial by Fearlessflyer.

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Responsive Web Design Makes It Hard To Be Fast

An interesting article by Guy Podjarny on the complexity and difficulty that comes with responsive websites. Some insightful points follow in the comments.

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Selfstarter: Build Your Own Crowdfunding Site


Selfstarter is an open source starting point for building your own ad-hoc crowdfunding site made by Lockitron.

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Free Font: Sanchez Condensed (Regular & Italic)


Sánchez, designed by Daniel Hernández, is a serif typeface belonging to the classification slab serif. The regular and italic variants are for free.

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FontDropper 1000


FontDropper 1000 is a bookmarklet that let's you easily test or design with web fonts from WebINK.

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Toggle Switches (PSD)


Some pixel-perfect and colorful toggle switches from GraphicsFuel for your next interface design.

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Web Developer Economics: Monthly Service Costs


Chris Coyer compiled a very insightful list of services for web developers and freelancers that he uses and their associated costs. As usual, with some great additional info in the comments.

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Delta jQuery UI Theme


Kiandra offers this nice jQuery UI theme (dark & light) for free. If you have every tried to create a custom jQuery UI theme, you will appreciate this a lot!

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Manymo Android Emulators


If you are developing for Android, you'll definitely want to give the emulators of Manymo a try.

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Free T-Shirt Mockup (PSD)


An easy-to-edit T-Shirt mockup PSD by WeGraphics.

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Free Font: Slinkster


Need an impactful font for large display? Slinkster by Will Ryan is an intricately unique display fontface created by carefully overlapping equally-sized circles.

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Free iOS 6 Vector GUI (PSD)


A superb PSD resource by Christophe Béghin: a full vector GUI based on iOS 6, iTunes & App Store.

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AppView: iPhone App UI Theme


AppView is a beautiful iPhone app UI template as vector-based, layered and fully organised PSD file.

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Red Dwarf


Red Dwarf, by Rick Viscomi, beautifully visualizes the global positions of any given GitHub repository's stargazers (people who "star" the project).

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Cacoo: Create Diagrams and Collaborate


Cacoo is a free online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts.

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