Posts from August, 2012

Top Places to Find Free Photoshop UI Kits Online

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Ready made Photoshop UI kits are useful resources for web designers to quickly put together website or application interface designs with buttons, menus and input fields. There’s plenty of high quality free UI kits available across the web, but it’s sometimes difficult to know where to look. This post rounds up the best websites to find great quality UI sets, with a selection of samples from each.

30 Websites That Make Wood Textures Cool Again

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Wood textures in web design aren’t anything new, in fact they were pretty trendy after the days of “web 2.0” until they kind of lost their coolness. Recently though we’ve began to see wood textures make a return in website designs and iPhone and iPad app interfaces. This post rounds up a showcase of 30 web designs that are all helping make the wood texture cool again.

How To Create a Pure CSS Dropdown Menu

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With the help of some advanced selectors a dropdown menu can be easily created with CSS. Throw in some fancy CSS3 properties and you can create a design that was once only achievable with background images and Javascript. Follow this tutorial to see the step by step process of building your own pure CSS dropdown menu.

20 Cool Website Designs with Full Screen Slideshows

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Javascript slideshows became increasingly popular thanks to the introduction of libraries such as jQuery. We’re used to seeing slideshows contained in a box somewhere on the page, but nowadays we’re seeing supersize slideshows that span the whole screen. This post showcases 20 cool websites that make use of this full screen slideshow effect to promote their content.