Some people hate it, some people love it, but undoubtedly it is preferred in a wide variety of situations, from banners and online videos to rich internet applications. I’m talking about Flash of course. Take the comic strip below as an example. It was animated with BannerSnack and output as a SWF file. Click to play it.
The other day I was trying to style CSS3 border-radius to image element and I realized that Firefox doesn’t display border-radius on images. Then I figured a way to work around it — wrap a span tag around with the original image as a background-image. Thanks to Darcy Clarke for the jQuery code which does the magic tag wrapping automatically.
Inspired by the CargoCollective and David DeSandro’s site, I asked my Twitter followers (@nickla) on how to do the scrollto posts with jQuery. Within a day, Ben Bodien of Neutron Creations sent back a quick demo on how to replicate the similar result with the ScrollTo plugin. The script finds your current view position and scroll to the next or previous post accordingly. Check out the demo to see what I’m talking about.
Web designers are a highly creative bunch. Whilst most will probably have a natural eye for what looks good and what doesn’t, experience is everything in the world of web design, and learning is a key part of the process en-route to the top. One of the fundamentals of any design – be it web or print – is that it’s the audience that counts, not you. With that in mind, the one golden rule of thumb web designers should remember when carefully crafting their sites is that the second they’re launched into cyberspace, they’re global.
Typefaces are "top trumps"-style card pack contains 20 well known designers (yes, I’m included in the cards). For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card is individually designed to reflect this vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. I have 10 sets to give away. For your chance to win a free set, simply enter a comment in this post before Jun 25th, 2010. For more information about the cards, visit TheTypefac.es and the Voting Stage.
Update: the winners are 254, 102, 197, 408, 2, 371, 345, 255, 423, and 415.
People mostly use either serif or sans-serif fonts and often miss out the handwritten fonts. They are as important as the main font classifications. I particularly like to use handwritten fonts to highlight significant items in screen captures. They add the personal touch in my design and also provide great typographic contrast. However, not all handwritten fonts are legible. I’ve put together a huge list of free handwritten and script fonts that work well.
Web Designer Wall is giving away 10,000 business cards sponsored by UPrinting. Uprinting has been in the industry for over 25 years. Check them out if you need printing services. Enter a comment in this post before June 18, 2010 for your chance to win 1,000 business card printing (full color both sides on quality card stock). This giveaway is limited to US residents only and you must be 18+ year old to enter.
Update: the winners are #316, 393, 356, 282, 37, 88, 120, 326, 189, and 111.