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Design a Full HTML5/CSS3 Template Replica of Digg v3

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Social media junkies on the turn of the year 2004 surely remember Digg. It was the powerhouse of social news, all the techies would flock to Digg on a daily basis. And it’s been through quite a few changes recently with the v4 redesign. However I fondly remember Digg’s classic appeal running under v3 as the most accepted web interface.

Thus I’ve taken the liberty to re-code the entire front page template into HTML5/CSS3! And in this short tutorial I’ll be introducing you to some of my techniques. Additionally I’ve offered the source code completely free to download for your own usage. Much of the design I’ve had to piece together through the Wayback Machine Internet archives.

Digg v3 Template hand-coded into HTML5/CSS3

25 More Books For Designers, Developers And Web Workers

A while ago we shared 25 great web-design and development books and since this earlier post got a great response (and we’ve read a lot more books since), we’ve now gathered another 25.

In this list you’ll find books about design, theory, development, css, html and a lot more. I hope you enjoy the post!

Applying a Clean & Imageless Design to an Article – Part I

For Christmas this year, my beautiful wife gave me a copy of The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Volume 2. Obviously, I have been perusing the book, and I am finding that there are tons of awesome web designs to take in. I’m super happy with the gift and I expect that it will prove to be a highly valuable resource throughout 2011, and beyond.

Yet, even just a quick perusal of the book reveals the prevailing influence of Photoshop (or other graphics programs) on the industry at large. Today, the web is full of beautiful, rich and colourful graphics that continuously amaze and impress us in all manner of very legitimate ways. But just because we can include all of this incredible imagery, it doesn’t necessarily follow that we have to. Sometimes, the simple use of colour, shape and typography can create an attractive and elegant design all on its own.

Brilliante Blog Layout – Coding The PSD File Into CSS and HTML

In this tutorial, we’ll be revisiting the Brillante blog design, covering the PSD slicing, HTML/CSS coding, custom fonts embedding and some handy cool tips to improve your website performance.

This is Part 2 of 3 of the Photoshop blog design called Brilliante, published some time ago on SpyreStudios and designed by Mahmoud Khaled Deiab.

In this second part, I’m gonna walk you through the PSD to HTML/CSS coding process. Third part will be about creating a WordPress theme. Let’s begin!

How To Create a Sweet CSS3 Vertical Navigation

How To Create a Sweet CSS3 Vertical Navigation

Today we’ll be creating a beautiful vertical CSS3 navigation, without the use of images. Basically we’ll display a circle with an icon in the center. When the user hovers over the circle, it expands and shows a short description.

Now you may be wondering: how are we going to display an icon without images? Well, Drew Wilson’s (fabulous) Pictos font makes this quite simple. Unfortunately (but understandably) it’s not free, you can purchase is for $49 here. Luckily, there are other icon fonts out there like iconic, which you can use for free.

I should also mention that this has been tested using Webkit browsers only (Safari, Chrome). It may work in other browsers but probably with limited support. Check out the demo here!

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