This week’s Found Friday is a goldmine for web designers & developers. We have a great demo/download for some beautiful CSS buttons; we have a neat online app for creating Photoshop-esque “layer styles” in CSS; a site showcasing OpenType features on the web, for you fellow typeheads; an interesting looking book on “common sense for designers”; and a minimalist site for playing a band’s top YouTube videos sans clutter. Check ’em out!
A great tutorial with source files, these CSS buttons combine beauty & usefulness.
For those of us who dabble in both Photoshop and CSS/HTML, this neat little tool might come in handy. It’s a GUI that looks exactly like Photoshop’s layer styles palette, but spits out CSS styling for live web rendering of the same effects.
Microsoft, of all things, seems to be leading the charge on web typography these days. From their Lost World’s Fairs web type project to this: bringing OpenType features like ligatures, small caps, kerning and more to the web. The code is less than semantic though. Best viewed in Firefox 8+.
This book (found on SwissMiss) promotes “common sense for designers” and “what designers need to know to thrive in their growing field of practice”. Looks pretty sweet, although it’s currently unavailable. Bookmark it and check back.
There is a glut of artist and band videos on YouTube; it’s great for streaming music that you don’t own (if that’s your thing). Tubalr (via SwissMiss) provides a neat, clutter-free interface to find and play these videos on YouTube.
See you next week!