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Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers.

The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out.

To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot

Why we don’t hire programmers based on puzzles, API quizzes, math riddles, or other parlor tricks http://depot.ly/wVcvr

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Making Good Design Decisions http://depot.ly/wVc2Y  *Nice #UX read via @Prismatic

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

5 Reasons to learn D3 http://depot.ly/wVbYj

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Yahoo Movies relaunches as a digital magazine with trailers, behind-the-scenes scoops, and red-carpet galleries http://depot.ly/wVbQV

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

What Makes HTML5 The Future Of The Web? http://depot.ly/wVbNf

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Adobe restores Creative Cloud services after extended outage http://depot.ly/wVbEc

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To <picture> And srcset http://depot.ly/wSl2t

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Spellup, a lovely Chrome experiment with Web Speech and Audio API http://depot.ly/wSkBi  via @smashingmag

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

2014 logo design trends & inspiration from @justcreativehttp://depot.ly/wSiSj

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Yahoo buys Blink, messaging rival to Snapchat http://depot.ly/wPAQM

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Good read from @CreativeBloq: Why it pays for illustrators to diversify http://depot.ly/wPAJW

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

An Icon is Worth 1,000 Words http://depot.ly/wPAn3  *Nice read via @UXBooth

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

typoweather.com  – a weather forecast website based on a typographic approach, simple and clear

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations http://depot.ly/wMLyy

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Google appears to be testing a stunning Gmail overhaul that puts the focus solely on email http://depot.ly/wML1w

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Might come in handy: Using jQuery Masonry for Pinterest-Like Posting http://depot.ly/wMKR1

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

What’s been redesigned recently? Find out here: http://ow.ly/wNZkC

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

A Beautiful Collection Of Vintage Bicycle Ads http://depot.ly/wMJTJ

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Bored with Lorem Ipsum? This is one of the funniest alternatives: http://www.picksumipsum.co.uk

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

The nice identity of The Fitzgerald, a Burger Company http://depot.ly/wJYFI  via @abduzeedo

Our favorite tweets of the week: May 12, 2014 May 18, 2014

 

Want more? No problem! Keep track of all our tweets by following us @DesignerDepot

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Comics of the week #235

thumbEvery week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD.

The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers.

These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today.

So for a few moments, take a break from your daily routine, have a laugh and enjoy these funny cartoons.

Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below as well as any related stories of your own…

A lose/win situation

Comics of the week #235

 

What a difference a letter makes

Comics of the week #235

 

One step beyond

Comics of the week #235

Can you relate to these situations? Please share your funny stories and comments below…

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21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

thumbnailOne of the tasks, that as designers, we are constantly being asked to tackle is to build impressive and fitting web-based portfolios for clients, friends, and even ourselves. Portfolios stand as a virtual calling card, connecting your work with people across the world wide web at the click of a ‘Stumble’ or search result link. Making it a must thing to get right.

Today we bring you a compilation of web design resources that will help you in your quest of portfolio perfection. From start to finish, these useful tools are the proverbial bee’s knees of portfolio arsenal enhancers. With them on your side, you should be able to craft a design that does more than delivers the work it presents to the online masses, but that honors it.

jGallery

jGallery is a free jQuery photo gallery with albums and preloader featuring 41 configuration parameters, 43 transition effects, unlimited scalability and more!

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Event Gallery 3

Event Gallery 3 offers a unique way to present your images on your Joomla Site even allowing you to sell your images directly from your own website.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Galleria

Galleria is a free JavaScript framework that simplifies the process of creating beautiful, responsive image galleries, no programming skills required.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Vanillabox

Vanillabox is a simple, bare bones jQuery lightbox plugin with no pre applied design. Use this as the starting point for a completely customized design.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

flipLightBox

flipLightBox is a responsive lightbox jQuery plugin with a unique flip effect as each image opens and closes.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Ion.ImageSlider

Ion.ImageSlider is an image slider and lightbox all in one with cross browser compatability and support for multiple touch devices.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Hatch

Hatch is a simple free portfolio WordPress theme built on the Hybrid Core framework with a responsive layout optimized for mobile browsing.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Blueimp Gallery

Blueimp Gallery is an image and video gallery, carousel and lightbox that is fully customizable, responsive and touch-enabled.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

CollagePlus

CollagePlus is an image gallery plugin for jQuery that will arrange your images to fit within an exact container with a number of customizable options.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Galereya

Galereya is a responsive, easily customizable jQuery gallery with a stylish, and engaging, masonry layout that visually draws users into the work.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Unique

Unique is a free WordPress theme that displays your portfolio in a fully responsive grid type showcase. The name about says it all.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Visage

Visage is a clean jQuery lightbox that is customizable through provided configuration options and API hooks.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

jQuery Responsive Thumbnail Gallery Plugin

jQuery Responsive Thumbnail Gallery Plugin is an easy to implement jQuery plugin for creating image galleries that scale to their container.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Shadowbox.js

Shadowbox.js is a highly customizable, unobtrusive lightbox that offers flexibility free from any frameworks.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Unslider

Unslider is an open source, responsive jQuery slider with touch support. It says it all in the header. With full control you can implement this slider with all its flexibility and fluidity.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

jQuery Fullsizable Plugin

jQuery Fullsizable Plugin takes the full available browser space for image viewing. It also supports the native HTML5 fullscreen API in modern browsers.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Simple Image Gallery

Simple Image Gallery is a Joomla plugin that will turn any folder in your Joomla website into a grid style image gallery and lightbox. Perfect for presenting the work in your portfolio.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Full Width Image Slider

Full Width Image Slider is a simple 100% width slider that uses CSS transitions and scales down to mobile size with ease.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Justified Gallery

Justified Gallery is a jQuery plugin that creates a justified image gallery that rearranges itself as the page is resized.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Smooth Diagonal Fade Gallery

The Smooth Diagonal Fade Gallery uses CSS transitions to create a smooth diagonal fade effect for your portfolio. It might be just the accent your design is missing.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

 

Roundfolio

Roundfolio Is a free single page portfolio template featuring round elements. It’s easy to customize and edit so you can get your new portfolio up and running quickly.

21 free tools for perfecting your portfolio

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Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

thumbnailStuck on ideas for a client’s logo? Need to inject some vintage-cool into your branding? Our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, is here to help you out with an amazing discount on this awesome collection of logo assets.

The Ultimate Logo Mock Up and Design Kit from Cruizine Design features 70 retro logo templates and more than 50 realistic logo mockups—whether you’re looking for logo inspiration, a few embellishments, or just a smart way to present your work to clients, this set has it all.

Creating hipster logos, badges and graphics couldn’t be easier with the templates included in the set. There are 6 distinct sets included, usable for all manner of web and print banners, branding and artwork.

All of the templates are Photoshop vector shapes, so you’ll have complete control over scale, color and resolution. Many of the templates feature multiple versions, including Color, Black, White, Dark Grunge and Light Grunge.

As a fantastic bonus, the 50+ photo-realistic mockup templates give you an awesome way to present your work. Just drop your image into the file in place of the default, and see your artwork come to life!

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

Deal of the week: The ultimate logo mock up and design kit

The regular retail price of this superb set of logo assets is $100, but for a limtied time, you can download the whole kit from MightyDeals for just $24, that’s an amazing 75% discount!

Head over to MightyDeals today to take advantage of this offer.

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New York designer’s surprising new angle on flat design

thumbnailLeonardo Da Vinci painted The Last Supper and Michelangelo immortalized Adam’s creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but New York art director Peter Jostrand finds inspiration for his art in more unassuming places. In a series titled “Flat Butts” that’s featured on the designer’s quirky blog, animal posteriors take center stage in a unique homage to minimalistic art.

Speaking to Fast Company, Jostrand explains the inspiration came from a design meeting that featured a circle on a page in a discussion of minimalism. Design’s flat trend is in full view on his backside blog with posteriors of a pig, tiger, peacock and everyone’s favorite scarlet baboon booty, to name just a few. There’s even a special “Butt of the Day” revealed daily for added enjoyment.

With 50 animals already in queue and countless species there for the inspiration, Jostrand’s art options are virtually unending—check out his work for a dash of Friday fun.

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Goldfish

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Peacock

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Bumblebee

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Giraffe

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Beaver

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Alligator

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Pig

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Tiger

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Pug

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Pikachu

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Parrot

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Panda

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Jaguar

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Elephant

 

New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

Baboon

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New York designers surprising new angle on flat design

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WP Theme Of the Day #171 – Loom – Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme

Loom is a flat and responsive WordPress Theme with a clean and professional design which will be a great solution for your business, portfolio, blog or any other purpose website. Loom was built with awesome Twitter Bootstrap v3 and it loads of page builder elements pages with unlimited color options. Since it is responsive, the layout will adapt to different screen sizes which will make your website be compatible with any device such as smart phones, tablets or desktop computers.
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Custom Image Cropping – Sick of not being able to choose the crop area of your featured images? Not in Loom, you have total control of where your featured images crop.

Ebor Template Builder – Love Aqua Page builder, but feel it’s missing some features? My custom build adds them. Markup buttons, template duplication, quick view list for templates and loads more. It’s Aqua Page Builder on steroids.

30+ Custom Page Builder Elements & Counting! – The page builder in Loom comes packed full of features that are totally customisable, to extend that we’ve hand designed and coded another 30+ element for the page builder, just for Loom! Full blog feeds, portfolio feeds, carousels, you name it! Best of all, each element is totally customisable, show only certain categories in a page, define background images, everything!

Parallax Background Image Sections – You can set parallax background images on a section by section basis when building your pages. Anything is possible.

Revolution Slider Included ($16 Value) – Revolution slider is included with your download, and it even integrates with the page builder! Full demo data of our demo slider is also included.

Custom Logos – Loom lets you set a custom logo, retina logo, and even a logo for the WP Login screen, all with a few clicks in our beautiful live preview theme options. Even our theme options let you see your theme changes in real time!

Unlimited Colour Schemes, 600+ Google Fonts, 300 Background Textures – Loom gives you full control over the theme colours, using our live preview theme options you can change all the colours in the theme, you’re given total control over the theme fonts, sizes, paddings, margins, you name it! Add to that 18 beautiful background textures ready right there in the theme, and another 300 ready with a simple plugin install.

One Click Demo Data Installer – With my custom wordpress data importer, your site can be up and running like my demo site in seconds.

WPML Support – Full multilingual support is baked right into Loom! Full .po file available for more simple translations also.

Gravity Forms & Contact Form 7 Support – Loom is totally ready for Gravity Forms straight out of the box, start building the forms you need straight away. If you’d prefer a free contact form builder, we also support Contact Form 7 in Loom!

1, 2, 3 or 4 columns footer – It’s all up to you! the theme will respond to how you’re using the footer widgets areas and build the columns with no extra work from you!

Mailchimp integrated newsletter widget – Our included Mailchimp newsletter widget lets your users sign right up to your mail chimp lists. Integrates with the Mailchimp API so that you can magically have users sign up directly to your chosen list, no extra effort needed!

WordPress Post Formats Support – Our posts use post formats to produce beautiful layouts depending on what you’re showing. Each with beautiful, easy to use controls to make your content shine!

Built in sharing – We’ve built beautifully styled sharing buttons right into the theme, share your content with style.

500+ Icons – Beautiful, retina ready icons at your disposal, use them all over the theme, they look beautiful on mobile devices too!

Blog Layouts – Grid Blog, Classic Blog and all again with a sidebar. You’ve got 4 different blog layouts to choose from, and with the included page builder, you can even change this on a page by page basis! Want one layout for one category, and other layout for another category, no problem!

Portfolio Post Type Layouts – Pick a post format, pick a post layout, mix and match to make a portfolio post that truly suits your content. Feature images, gallery, sound cloud, video, anything you need! then let your users share it with our beautiful sharing buttons.

Child theme included! – To make life easier I’ve included a basic child theme for you to install. Get your modifications going even faster!

5* Support, All From the Developer – I run all my own support, so you’re guaranteed a great & quick answer to your theme usage or setup question.

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Free Font Of The Day : Enfatica

Here on Designbeep,we also aim to help designers to find free yet high quality resources whether for your web design projects or graphic design projects.Who doesn’t like freebies?
Well,although we bring together free font collections time to time we decided to share a free font everyday and today’s free font Enfatica comes from Néstor Delgado.

Enfatica is a condensed monoline font inspired by other typefaces.Enfatica is functional for logos, headlines and other texts.Enfatica is free for commercial or personal use.
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