This month’s roundup focuses a lot on HTML 5 and CSS 3 techniques. Along the way I also found some quality write ups on logos, spec work, WordPress and much more. I hope this compilation helps you find some awesome content that you would have otherwise would have missed.
Brian goes over five helpful tips that make your logos more flexible and generally more professional. Really, these are the type of things that separate an amateur logo from a professional one.
This article takes a stab at explaining accessibility and 508 Compliance as it applies to a designer. It also features simple tips and some common mistakes to avoid.
Spec work is a dirty word in the world of web design. Digital Artist Toolbox asks six designers, including myself, for their thoughts on the subject.
Perishable Press looks at the possibilities of what can be achieved using HTML 5 and CSS 3. I love how much cleaner the code will be when this is more widely used!
This article dives into the progress of non web safe fonts in web design. It looks at where designers want to be and solutions to get there.
Hand-drawn style websites are quite popular these days, here’s a look into the creative process of how it can be achieved.
This tutorial looks at the HTML 5 and CSS 3 code that will soon be more widely used. It’s a cool example of how much cleaner the syntax will be.
This tutorial breaks down the whole process from sketch to final illustration. The final result of this tutorial is so amazing.
This awesome tutorial walks you through a really cool design. It’s inspired by the unique style of James White of Signal Noise.
Soh has a way of making CSS techniques look easy. This is a nice approach to creating a horizontal subnav dropdown.
I’ve been wanting to add thumbnails to my related posts for quite sometime so this tutorial should really come in handy.
Chris from CSS Tricks shows you how to create a simple text effect to place over an image. This is a very nice technique to have in your css arsenal.
This tutorial walks you through a simple technique to rotate text using CSS. It even works in IE!
Learn how to create a really slick looking navigation using jQuery and CSS.
I love keeping my background fresh, it makes for great inspiration. This is such a cool effect, I definitely had to add this to my library.
This is a nice set of 10 high resolution coffee stain textures.
A little bit of a shameless plug of my interview over at Inside the Webb.
These typography portraits really are stunning. Some of the best typography inspiration I’ve seen in a while, be sure to check these out.
A handy compilation of 15 useful WordPress plugins for designers. Some of used and some I’ll have to try.
Another design social media site, but this one should have staying power; it’s well designed and already starting to gain quite the following.