It's been a little quiet here lately, but here's our monthly digest of web design tools, resources, articles and inspiration for November 2011. Kern Type http://type.method.ac Learn the basics of kerning with this simple online game. Free font from FontShop for iOS http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts FontShop started offering fonts that are specifically hinted and optimized for iOS… Continue reading Web Design Resources – November 2011
For web development, few IDEs are both free and as powerful as Aptana. The new Aptana 3.0.5 Beta is now a mature product (early Aptana 3 was very buggy) and good enough to switch to. Here you will find a syntax colouring theme for the new Aptana 3, compatible with TextMate and e Text Editor theme systems.
The product landing pages have been streamlined over the years to be simple yet providing a compelling experience to the potential buyer. The examples exhibited here showcase the product in one single page where buyers can find information about the product, testimonials, social proof and of course, a big fat button to buy the product!… Continue reading 20 single page websites for products
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0t9yDLAmFo Mozilla launched BrowserID, their own approach to online identity management, now largely dominated by Twitter, Facebook and at a lesser degree, Google. BrowserID is said to be a descentralized identity system and a step aside from common identity providers. It aims at how you sign up and login in multiple sites using a single… Continue reading BrowserID: online identity
Webkit brought a lot of enhancements to the formerly dull browser based user interfaces, with transform and transition properties being among the most useful for user interaction. In this tutorial we will learn how to use both to create a product card that flips to reveal more information with a fallback for browsers that don't… Continue reading CSS Card Flip using Webkit Transitions
iOS Fonts is a very handy reference for iOS developers containing a list of typefaces included in iPhone and iPad.
There is a lot of hype around CSS patterns nowadays, now that we can add gradients or use transformations, even if sometimes it's only for Webkit. Here we have a pattern generator and a CSS 3 patterns gallery where you can view and download them. CSS Pattern Generator Patternify is a nifty tool created by… Continue reading CSS Pattern Generator and Gallery
This TED Talk by Eli Pariser focuses on how the personalization filters applied by social networks, search engines, smart feed readers and others might be trapping us in a "filter bubble", avoiding our exposure to information beyond our comfort zone that could broaden our worldview. Note: The following video from TED might not be displayed… Continue reading How personalized search & services narrow our worldview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJhtOx9mJnA Blogsy is a very interesting app for bloggers who want to work on the go with the iPad. It makes use of gestures and the overall touch environment to convey a great tool for blogging integrating it with a variety of web services and blogging platforms. Its integration with Flickr, Picasa and YouTube makes… Continue reading Easy blogging for iPad: Blogsy