Thursday Roundup # 7
A weekly roundup of interesting and useful resources for developers and designers.
Dropbox is an online storage service, once you have signed up for free it creates a new folder on your computer and anything you place in that folder is stored online so you can access it from any computer. You can also choose to share any folders publicly, store photos and share those as galleries, there is even a free iPhone app for you to access your files.
WordPress Backup to Dropbox is a plugin for WordPress that automatically uploads a backup of your entire website, including all files and its database, to Dropbox. It has been created to give you piece of mind that your website is backed up on a regular basis.
Download premium PSD & coded web GUI resources for free. The site offer a wide variety of PSD and coded web GUI resources for web designers, developers, and freelancers. These resources are liberally licensed for royalty-free use in personal and commercial use without attribution.
One aspect of design that can have far reaching and sometimes unintentional effects on readers is color. Colors have a variety of associations within North American culture alone, and can mean something radically different to Japanese or Middle Eastern readers, where color meanings are frequently much more specific and defined.
It is important to understand how color associations vary from culture to culture, and within different possible audiences, when planning a website.
Typography expert Ilene Strizver tells you everything you need to know about designing with fonts on the web. Type on the web differs in appearance, behaviour, and application, all of which must be understood in order to create good web typography, and thus a strong and effective web presence.
deCSS3 is a tiny useful bookmarklet that will strip out your CSS3 rules and show you how gracefully your site is degrading on older browsers that don’t support CSS3.
What are the core ingredients of great idea executions? How are our workspaces impacting our creative output? And why do we waste almost 40% of our productivity each day? To answer these questions and more, we polled the creative community, crunched the data, and transformed it into a beautiful, poster-size infographic.
If you’ve used iOS in the past year and you have an eye for design then you’ve probably noticed a linen texture that seems to be present throughout the whole of iOS and is making its way over to the Mac. Many think it looks great, many think it doesn’t look so great – regardless of its controversy, it can be nice to include this texture within your own applications and websites.
This tutorial teaches you how to create that texture.
A free responsive CV/Resume Template created using HTML5 and CSS3 animations.
This HTML5 CSS3 “Coming Soon” template was created to serve as a placeholder web page that you can use whilst a clients or your own website is in progress. It gives you the functionality to update the template with your progress so far on the project, and count down to the launch day. It uses a beautiful progress bar and status indicator to convey progress information to users who visit your site before it’s ready.
This template uses HTML5 and CSS3 for gracefully degrading styles. Cross-browser tested in IE7/8/9, FF, Chrome, and Opera. All coding is elegant and simple, making design changes and customizations easy to do!
Google Analytics is clearly the preferred way to track everything from a user’s operating system to the popular of links on a website’s homepage.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to track your social engagement using Google Analytics.
Frag is a fluid, responsive, friendly, simple grid system for CSS written in LESS. Frag has been tested on Firefox 12, Chrome, Safari 5.1, Internet Explorer 6–9, Mobile Safari (iPhone and iPad).
Lovelicon icon set includes a fully layered / well-organized PSD and the 96 icons in PNG format so that you can scale or edit the icons any which way you’d like.
QRhacker is a nice tiny tool which allows to create beautiful QR codes. This tool allows customizing the color and even the pixel layout of the QR codes, turns your QR code into an art.