Best of the Web - June 2008
It's time for a web roundup for June 2008. Like Collis' mentioned in last month's roundup, these take a long time because there's so much reading material to distract from the main goal: a list of relevant links for you NETTUTS readers. Enjoy.
HTML + CSS
50 Nice Clean CSS Tab-Based Navigation Scripts
Like tabbed interfaces? Hongkiat.com has over 50 CSS navigation scripts that use jQuery and other means to produce tab-based pages.
Best of CSS Design June 2008
CSS Gallery CSSBuilt gives us a selection of 32 great site design favorites, based on user submissions.
June's Best: 13 CSS Designs on CssLeak
Another gallery, CssLeak, offers a selection of their favorite CSS designs, as submitted by their users.
CSS Editors Reviewed
For those of you that do a lot of web design using CSS, if you're not already doing so, you might want to consider using a CSS editor. Smashing Magazine has a handy review of 19 CSS Editors for Mac, Windows and Linux platforms, as well as a list of some alternate tools.
Faux Absolute Positioning
Does CSS element positioning get you down when doing cross-browser testing? Eric Sol at A List Apart reveals a faux positioning technique that apparently requires no hacks. It works in all modern browsers (not sure about FF3) and older ones such as IE6 and IE5.5/Win, but not IE5/Mac (which has been discontinued).
CSS: Fun With Floating in the Grid
If you're interested in the grid-based approach to web design but not ready to use a CSS grid framework, check out Devlounge's simplified look at grid-like design.
20 MooTools Tutorials and Examples
MooTools fans should check out Six Revisions' list of MooTools tutorials and examples. The list is separated into beginner, intermediate/ advanced, and working examples.
jQuery Resources - 8 Essential Sites
Short and to the point, WebDevLounge gives their esential jQuery resource sites, including one I haven't heard of, jQuery for Designers - which ironically has mostly text on their home page.
DhoniShow: Easy Inline Image Gallery
DhoniShow is an image Gallery script that works over Prototype 1.5+ (Script.aculo.us is optional). The result is an attractive inline gallery with transition effects. [via FortySomething]
jQuery: AJAX Shortcuts for Champions
Actually, the title's misleading because the article shows very simply how "to AJAX-ify any site through the copious use of either jQuery or Mootools." The demo code provides both GET/ POST examples for pulling data asynchronously.
Content Management Systems
25 Outstanding WordPress Designs
Six Revisions makes this month's list again with their 25 outstanding WordPress designs list.
Getting Gravatars on Your Single Posts in WordPress
Want to display an author gravatar on your WordPress post pages? It's incredibly easy. Thord Hedengren shows you how over at Devlounge.
AUDIOTUTS Launches! Tutorials Up
Ok, this isn't web devleopment, but I couldn't resist announcing yet another great TUTS website. AUDIOTUTS will cover - you guessed it - digital audio tutorials. Two great audio tutorials are up already, and contributions are open. Skellie, whom some of you may know from her sites and as editor of FreelanceSwitch (another Eden.cc site), will be editing. Payment is $150 per tutorial, and AUDIOTUTS needs a regular tutorial writer as well as a one-off writers. Check out the Contribute page for more detals.
Interview With Collis Ta'eed
I mentioned this the other day, but this it's worth mentioning again. If you want to see into the mind of Collis Ta'eed, one of the geniuses behind all these TUTS sites, then go check out Fuel Your Creativity's interview with him. There's also a list of new TUTS sites coming soon.
2008 Design Trends
WebDesignerWall's large collection of website screenshots is visually stimulating and catalogs some of the web design trends for this year.
30 Essential PDF Documents Every Designer Should Download
This article at Positive Space has enough links to articles, resources, and other info related to web and graphic design, coding, freelancing and other topics to keep you busy reading for awhile.
19 Websites to Promote Your Design News
CssLeak has a handy list of nineteen sites - some with voting - where you can submit design-related news and articles. Included in the list are some of our TUTS sites, where you can use the USER+ Community Link Feed to submit links.
10 Things Any Web Developer Worth Their Spit Should Know
The title says it all. Search-This offers some must-know web development ideas/ concepts/ techniques. It's likely you know a lot of them, but it never hurts to be reminded.
10 Free Chart Scripts
Flexible Layouts: Challenge for the Future
Those of you who have Firefox 3 probably know of some of the great new features such as Full Page Zoom. But what happens to web page layouts under FPZ and other new features? Some of you have commented at NETTUTS about how one demo or another doesn't work properly in FF3. And what about flexible layouts, mobile browsers, and other web design issues? Dirk Jesse, developer of the YAML CSS framework, guests at Smashing Magazine and discusses these issues plus how to produce flexible layouts with YAML.