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Designs of the Week
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The unfolding animation is a popular effect these days especially for this type of content, but here it’s made more special with ribbons and a circular frame. The illustrations are also wonderful detailed though I wish I could see the whole thing when I click through the page.
This monochromatic design keeps things interesting by mixing patterns, shapes, and textures on the different layers of the page, from foreground to background.
This feels a bit more modern take on the holiday look with the splash of blue and subtle lighting effects, which also soften the square grid.
Pretty straightforward, not so Christmas-y but instead gets an extraterrestrial twist.
This has a nice “deconstructed Christmas color scheme” feel to it. I kinda like their approach to the social buttons: instead of disrupting the design, they pop up in a lightbox, but at the price of an extra click.
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CSS, Optimization – Conditional loading of resources with mediaqueries
“In addition to the @media selectors in a style sheet we can also add a media attribute to elements and make them dependent on the query. ”
CSS, Typography – Testing @font-face Support on Mobile and Tablet
“Now that we have a pretty good idea of what browsers and devices combinations do support @font-face (or not), we can make informed decisions going forward.”