Issue number 38, right in time for dinner or your late afternoon Friday parties. Sit back and enjoy as I rundown the week that was.
Sites of the Week
Kicking off week 38 is CSSRemix. We have featured them in the past (one of the very first edition of Friday Focus I think), but today a new design went live, and since I generally get a lot of the designs featured in Friday Focus from there, I figured it’d be nice to showcase their new design as well. The new design addresses a lot of performance issues, and it is a nice way to recover from a recent hack that took over the site earlier in the week.
Next up is By Designers for Designers, commonly known as BD4D. BD4D recently underwent a brand new face lift, and for a dark colored site (many of you probably know how much I don’t really like many dark layouts), it is a very clean and refreshing design. It is pretty slick, so go give it a look (hopefully they’ll feature us now ;)).
Rounding out this weeks favorite three is Moodboard. SXC might be my favorite free stock photography site, but Moodboard might just become my new favorite of the paid variety. I am loving this design – I think the whole layout and look is just excellent. (Some totally kick ass photos there too!)
Design: Color Inspiration of a Different Kind
Color inspiration from an unlikely source! Colour Lovers has put together a few different palettes based off the colors of beer! That’s inspiration for many of us!
Programming: CSS Redundancy Checker
A nice little web app that will clean up your css files, including removing code that you might have planned on using but then never got around to using. Helps optimize your css file size.
Things are Changing
I’ve migrated our forums over to SMF. This may or may not change, I’m still deciding. Either way, it will be a few days until the forums start to look like the site again. I appreciate your patience. Regardless, feel free to register and post – it’s the beauty of being able to use forum converters if I do indeed make another switch or not.