Community Posts for Designers and Developers

This post is a collection of latest community news submitted on tripwire magazine by readers and other blog owners.  Most new posts in the web design and development community is included making this regular post a really fast and easy consumable overview of what is going on just now.  You can find more community news here.



Standardizing the Social Bookmarking Buttons

I don’t know about you guys, but I get frustrated when I work so hard on a design, only to have it look broken and weird once I add the much-needed Vote Up social bookmarking buttons.

30 Unbelievable Illustrations and Concept Art Pieces

A collection of some amazing illustrations and concept art works from some amazing artists.

16 Movie Poster, Movie Text, And Billing Block Tutorials

Below are some great tutorials that teach you how to make professional quality movie posters, as well as some text tutorials from a few very popular movies and a tutorial on making a billing block!

12 Awesome, Fresh And Free Web Social Icons Sets

Enjoy 12 Awesome, Fresh And Free Web Social Icons Sets around the web. They are free for download and use without any restriction.

Personal Business Cards Templates: 4 Asian-Inspired Designs

A set of personal business card templates composed of 4 templates featuring Asian style of design. The business card templates are in Photoshop PSD format.

Weekly Web Design Inspiration #37

A showcase of the very best web designs from the last week

36 Magnific Tutorials for 3D Effects

I put together a list of 36 tutorials that will teach you how to create some amazing 3D effects with Photoshop and Illustrator.

Monday Morning Inspiration #30

This Post belongs to our “Monday Morning Inspiration” Series. Every Monday Morning we’re give you a bunch of cool design Inspiration.

Create an awesome leather studded icon in Photoshop + Free PSD

In this tutorial, we’ll go through simple, easy and effective steps for creating a nice leather studded social bookmark icon

10 Common CSS Browser Compatibility Issues/Bugs You Must Know

In today’s scenario browser bugs with CSS can be an incredible source of frustration for Web designers and developers. In this post I’m sharing some most common CSS browser compatibility Issues/Bugs.

Twitter4J is a Java library for TwitterAPI. With Twitter4J, you can easily integrate your Java application with the Twitter service.

Twitter4J is a Java library for TwitterAPI. With Twitter4J, you can easily integrate your Java application with the Twitter service.

100+ Truly Stunning Skateboard Designs

In the month of December I wrote a post titled: 60+ Amazing Snowboard Designs. I started snowboarding as a youngster and have become pretty good at it since.

404 design showcase

404 page design showcase

10 Notable JavaScript Animation Frameworks

Below are 10 animation frameworks that are well worth a mention, each framework has great documentation and examples on the author site…

New Release: Mayumi Free WordPress Theme

Padd Solutions brings you an elegantly designed WordPress theme – Mayumi. Packed with tons of features, Mayumi WordPress theme comes with 5 color schemes to choose from.

Share Your Creative Process

Processed Identity explores the creative processes designers use when developing identities. The site includes Process Studies, Articles and Discussions about the creative process.

25 Nice Aurora Borealis Photos

I really love aurora borealis. It’s always very beautiful & nice looking. Although i haven’t seen it directly, i know that aurora borealis has beautiful looks.

Photography by Adam Salwanowicz

Dramatic landscape photography by Adam Salwanowicz reminding of The Lord of the Rings.

Bonnier and BERG – redefining reading experience for our time

It is interesting to see how quickly technology and our needs are converging into new products and concepts – refining or redefining our habits and experiences.

392 Cool Photoshop Gradients

Whilst design has moved away from the glossy web 2.0 look, gradients still have a use and I feel they can be particularly effective when used with subtle colour variations in logo design.

Fix IE7 scrolling background problem in textarea form fields

Even the most common css hack suggested is to use the fixed position for background attachment, sometimes this isn’t enough.

AddThis – add the button to a website to bookmark and sharing

AddThis is an additional button for your blog or websites. It is far more popular website being used for producing buttons for websites to directly link the site to bookmark or email it.

Free WordPress Theme – Bright Sky

This is the second free WordPress theme released by It has all the premium functions except it’s free.

99counters – add stylish web counters for your bolg or website

Wanna add a stylish web counter to your blog or website? Here is collection of more than 20 templates to make your site more stylish. Check from various collection of web counter templates

Observu – monitor your site and server as well

What do you do when your site goes down? How do you know that your site went down? It is possible with Observu. Observu helps you to monitor sites whenever they go down.

CopyScape – check for the copy content

Worried your contents being copied your blog contents without your permission? Set aside all your worries, just type your URL of your web content and find all the web thieves catching your content

Currency for iPhone: So Simple, Yet So Powerful

Knowing the value of the world’s currencies is always useful information. As I was thinking about what app I was going to review today, I had a realization.

Diary – Organize your life is an online diary application which satisfies all your diary needs. It’s a place where you can place all your pictures, editorials, videos, contacts.

The Best Web Design Links From The Week #2

A look back at some of our favourite web design links from the past week

20 of the best Free Premium-like wordpress themes

I have collected over 20 of the most awesome free themes with premium like functionality and design

Extraordinary satellite photos of Earth

NASA has found a lot of beautiful places on Earth that many of us have never seen. From what I’ve seen in these great satellite pictures, the deltas look simply awesome.

How to Create Really Cool Light Effects

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an awesome Light Effects using 3DS Max, Photoshop and some tricky methods.

Asheville Web Hosting Services Now Offered by Lone Bird Studio (LBS)

Lone Bird Studio is now offering a web hosting platform that is trustworthy, cost-effective, and accelerated toward customers who desire service with a special touch.

Jquery Image Effects and Tooltips Tutorials

Superb Jquery CSS Image Effects and Tooltips Tutorials

25 Creative Footer Designs

Footers play a creative roll in a blogs design. Although the footer area might sometimes go unnoticed, this doesn’t mean you should just let it be. Here are some great examples to get you inspired.

30 Funny and Clever Emotions Egg Photography by Artist

These are stunning collection of Funny Egg Design. Artist make their feeling on eggs and shown the cool art. These eggs represent the unique and different drawing on their surface.

Great list with digital painting tutorials

If you want to create digital paintings like a pro then you need to follow these 10 tutorials.

20 Color Combination Tools for Designers

Being able to select the right colors is key in designing an effective and intriguing design, whether for the web or for print.

Job Board Solutions for WordPress

It’s a great idea for people running popular blogs or sites to launch a job board. A lot of blogs have very focused and dedicated audiences

CAKE – Canvas Animation Kit Experiment

CAKE is a JavaScript library that allows you to use the HTML5 canvas element as a scenegraph, much like an SVG or other vector image.

Web Design Friday: 26 Beautiful Web Designs

A showcase of this week’s inspiring web designs.

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