Posts from 2011

Line25 Sites of the Year: The Best Designs of 2011

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Every week of 2011 I’ve showcased the best website designs I’ve come across during my every day browsing of the web. This special end of year post features the best of the best, pulling together the awesomest designs from all 2011 Sites of the Week posts into one showcase of super cool designs.

jQuery Scripts for Creating Cool Image Slideshows

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The good old slideshow is one Javascript powered effect that will never go out of fashion. Slideshows are often used to showcase multiple images sequentially, or to feature a site’s popular content at the top of the homepage. This collection of jQuery plugins and tutorials will help you create your own jQuery powered slideshow, with various styles and options to choose from.

How To Create a Stylish Drop Cap Effect with CSS3

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Drop caps have been around for years in the print industry, but they are still pretty rare in the web world despite the :first-letter selector having been around for a fair few years. Let’s take a look at how we can create a cool drop cap for our web designs and spice it up with some stylish CSS3 text-shadow effects.

A Complete Color Spectrum of Web Design Inspiration

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Website designs come along in all kinds of colours and tones, from muted greys right through to psychedelic mixes of every colour imaginable. This post rounds up a showcase of some of the best web designs from every colour in the spectrum, featuring vibrant designs using reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples.

25 Free Handwriting Fonts for your Designer Toolbox

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People always ask what font I use to create my annotated code examples in my web design tutorials here on Line25, so I figured a roundup of the best hand drawn fonts would prove quite handy. This post rounds up a range of free fonts based on various handwriting styles. If you’re in need of a font to add a human touch to your design in the form of a note or a personal message, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect font in this collection.

Which Custom Web Fonts Solution Should You Use?

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Over the past few years the number of fonts available for use in web design has dramatically increased. It wasn’t long ago that we all knew not to stray further than the basic Arial, Helvetica, Times, Georgia mix, but now there’s a range of services that allow the use of almost any font imaginable in your website design. This post rounds up the various custom web font solutions and looks at the pros and cons of each.