It’s been a little quiet here lately, but here’s our monthly digest of web design tools, resources, articles and inspiration for November 2011.
Learn the basics of kerning with this simple online game.
FontShop started offering fonts that are specifically hinted and optimized for iOS devices. They’re offering one weight of Basic Gothic Mobile typeface for free.
Teehan+Lax have updated their popular iPhone GUI PSD to match the new iOS5 running in the iPhone 4S.
Solo is an online project management suite. The design has been carefully crafted, is very clean, comfortable and includes cool tricks like SVG rollovers.
An online repository of documents related to web design and development with items such as contract templates, invoices, project quoting and others.
The popular book about HTML 5 published by A List Apart and written by Jeremy Keith, now has an online counterpart where you can read it all for free.
This is a sleek and lightweight audio player built in HTML 5 that supports OGG and MP3 audio formats. It provides a fallback for older browsers and you can include multiple instances of the player in your page.
Animate is a CSS library with several cross-browser animations to use in your projects. The animations are supported by Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Animate is distributed under the MIT license so you can use it in your commercial projects.
The new language to build structured web applications created by Google, Dart, was finally released and although it’s an early release, it looks really promising.
Elastislide is a lightweight and easy to implement responsive slider built as a plugin for jQuery. It implements the Touchwipe Plugin that allows to swipe the images in the slider whenever you’re visiting the site in an iOS or Android device.
Smashing Magazine released a neat e-commerce theme for WordPress packed with features such as
and much more. E-commerce done well is probably the next step for WordPress community. Jane Wells pointed some time ago that none of the currently options were genuinely “great”.
My first article for Smashing Magazine was published and it goes through the basics of implementing tabs in the settings page of your WordPress theme.
Matt Doyle goes through all the aspects involved in creating responsive sites, from beginning to end.
Chris Coyier explains how to center an element when you don’t know any dimension of the surrounding elements.