Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #15

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #15

Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It's just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @WeGraphics to stay up to date with unique and useful links.

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Below a collection of awesome articles and resources that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!

Where Have All The Comments Gone?

  1. written by Robert Bowen
  2. topics: Articles
best of the week Years ago, the online design community was a thriving conversationalist ? of sorts ? through the comment sections across the community. Since those good old days, things have taken an unexpected turn. Comments are becoming less and less expansions on the ideas presented, and more and more just simple offerings of praise or agreement. Read the article

Create Liquid Filled Glass Text in Photoshop

  1. written by Rose
  2. topics: Photoshop
best of the week Layer styles are a powerful tool in Photoshop that allow you to quickly create effects that you can then apply to additional objects. Today, we will demonstrate how to use layer styles to create a liquid filled text effect in Photoshop. Let?s get started! Read the article

Paris versus New York

  1. written by paul0v2
  2. topics: Inspiration
best of the week Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities is a project from Vahram Muratyan. A visual but friendly match between those two cities seen by a lover of Paris wandering through New York's infinite details, clichés and contradictions: this way, please. Read the article

Important Lessons Photoshop Users Can Learn From Motion Graphic Artists

  1. written by Mickel
  2. topics: Articles
best of the week Motion graphics are very challenging to work with. The software used by VFX artists is very advanced and it gives the user a somewhat different work flow than most graphic artists are not familiar with. In this post we will discuss some things Photoshop users can learn from motion graphic artists and their unique work flow. Read the article

Failure by Design

  1. written by Francisco Inchauste
  2. topics: Design
best of the week Most days we stay in a safe zone with our work. In fact, it?s built into our thinking and how we process decisions. It?s called loss aversion. Read the article

Designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display: Techniques and Workflow

  1. written by Marc Edwards
  2. topics: Design, iPhone
best of the week The iPhone 4 features a vastly superior display resolution (614400 pixels) over previous iPhone models, containing quadruple the 153600-pixel display of the iPhone 3GS. The screen is the same physical size, so those extra dots are used for additional detail ? twice the detail horizontally, and twice vertically. For developers only using Apple?s user interface elements, most of the work is already done for you. Read the article

Pure CSS GUI icons (experimental)

  1. written by Nicolas Gallagher
  2. topics: icons, css
best of the week An experiment that uses pseudo-elements to create 84 simple GUI icons using CSS and semantic HTML. Shared as an exercise in creative problem solving and working within constraints. This is not a "production ready" CSS icon set. Read the article

Face detection jQuery Plugin

  1. developed by Liu Liu
  2. topics: face detection, jquery
best of the week A jQuery plugin which detects faces in pictures and returns theirs coords. This plugin uses an algorithm by Liu Liu. Read the article

HTML5: Seven predictions and tips for a better UX

  1. created by Joe Leech
  2. topics: html5, user experience
best of the week HTML5 is the new version of yes, you guessed it HTML and XHTML. The bare bones of the websites we build. Browser support is still pretty sketchy which means we won?t see pure HTML5 websites for at least the next year or so but that doesn?t mean we shouldn?t know the basics ahead of our first HTML5 site build. Read the article

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