Links of the Week 6

  • Tom Kenny

Look outside for inspiration, site map css, animate a curtain using jQuery, better password inputs and Pixel Perfect.

Looking outside to gain inspiration

lookOutside

The From the Couch guys encourage a very simple idea to go outside to gain inspiration. I know it works for me because some of my best ideas come from when I go out for a walk. Wether it’s to or from work, during your lunch break or even just at the weekend, go outside and be inspired.

SlickMap CSS

slickmapCSS

Site maps tend not to get much attention when it comes to design so this is a very simple way to make a drab site map look good and interesting.

Animate Curtains Opening with jQuery

animateCurtain

A very creative use of jQuery simulating a theatre style curtain opening and closing. Certainly a tutorial that will make you smile.

Better Password Inputs, iPhone Style

betterPasswords

Ever since Jakob Nielsen’s controversial comments about not masking web passwords, I immediately thought of the way the iPhone handled passwords and up pops Chris Coyier, right on cue!

Pixel Perfect

pixelPerfect

This is one for all you perfectionist. Pixel Perfect is a Firefox plugin (requires Firebug) that allows you to overlay a design over the top of a site development.