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Posts from 2012

Create a Cool Website with Fancy Scrolling Effects

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I’m sure we’re all familiar with the popular parallax effect in web design. It has become a great tool to create a fun browsing experience that responds to the user’s controls as they scroll up and down the page. In this tutorial we’ll use a couple of readily available jQuery plugins to quickly put together a cool little single page website of our own, complete with fancy scrolling effects.

Create a Custom WordPress Login Without Plugins

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WordPress Logins are probably one of the least touched–upon subjects as far as WordPress theme design is concerned, but it can really help create a unique look and feel for a client’s website, or even your own! Here’s how to easily make a login of your own without the need of a plugin.

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.

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.

10 CSS Rules Every Web Designer Should Know

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Through experience as web designers we memorise all kinds of code syntax, hacks and snippets. With CSS in particular there is a number of rules and declarations that can really help transform your website designs and open up new possibilities when compared to older techniques. This post rounds up 10 declarations and tips that every web designer should have available in their CSS arsenal.