50 Beautiful CSS-Based Web-Designs in 2006

2006 was rich on creative, beautiful and unusual design concepts. We
’ve seen a lot of whitespace, many examples of readable and usable text-design, badges, stars, rounded corners, shapes, gradients, mirror and 3D-effects – just name it. Let’s take a close look at some of the most beautiful designs we’ve seen in 2006.

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Hundreds of Web Design Tools

This web site has hundreds of links to web design tools sorted by category and popularity. The site stores your favorites so you can reference them later. The categories on the site are: color, css, fonts, html, icons, images, inspiration, tutorials, and widgets. You can even add your own links.

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Visual Database Explorer in Ruby

A how-to for a quick visual database explorer in Ruby. Learn how to build a quick threaded web-server, access SQL databases from Ruby, and how to create SVG graphs on the fly. The result.. A dynamic visual browser to help you find that needle in the haystack of information hidden away in your databases!

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Amazing Repository – 5000 Downloadable Corporate Logos

A comprehensive list of nearly 5000 corporate logos in Illustrator format that can be downloaded for free: “All logos are available in Adobe Illustrator format and are compressed by ZIP.”

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Data Generator for Developers

“This little program lets you generate large volumes of random, custom data for use in testing software. Try messing around with it: you’ll soon figure it out! I’ve had to limit it to a maximum of 5000 results, since server resources are limited.”

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Web 2.0 style buttons

Nowadays Web 2.0 style becomes more popular. Every day tons of sites which has simple, bright and very interesting things, appear in Network. In this article author shows how to create Web 2.0 styled button using Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Cool Free CSS Tab Designer

A software that generates cool looking Cross Browser CSS Tabs

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make a Web 2.0-Style Logo

This is the first of a series of Adobe Photoshop tutorials on how to create a logo in “Web 2.0″ style. If you follow Web 2.0 closely, you’ll see similarities in the way logos are designed: Simple, glossed, gradient, bright-colored and often came with a slight reflection and a beta sign. Here’s a quick 6-minute video tutorial and some notes.

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CSS-Based Forms, Modern Solutions

Good examples of beautiful functional Web 2.0 forms. I know I’ll be including some variation of these in my next website.

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300 Free Icons for Web Application Development

You can’t build a slick application without good icons. Professional icons cost too much, most free icons suck and I know I don’t have the time to create a set of icons. Here is a site offering a full set of professionally designed icons for web applications for free. Digg it for later and save yourself the search..

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Top 10 Ajax Tutorials for Beginners

A great list of the best tutorials and resources to learn what Ajax is, and how easily you can incorporate it into your own website. Great roundup

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Top 10 CSS image gallery tutorials

There are many tutorials out there on how to create your own image gallery. There are simple ones made from pure CSS, and there are complex ones using css and javascript. By the end of this article you will have the information necessary to start building your own photo gallery.

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The 35 Sexiest Designed Websites you’ve Forgotten, part 3

Design Inspiration, especially for the upcoming CSS/Standards Reboots. The third edition of the biannual 35-sexiest list, this time with 23 CSS-based and 12 Flash-based designs. Hope you enjoy!

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List of CSS Tools

Huge List of CSS Tools : Fonts, Forms, Layout, Formatters and Optimizers

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Geek to Live: Top 10 open source Windows apps

Companies like Google and Microsoft give away free software as a courtesy to their users to hook more people on their services (“free as in beer.”) But open source organizations are often non-profit and made up of volunteer developers who release free software because they believe users have a right to control their data (“free as in speech.”)

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Ultimate list of CSS hacks

A list of table with all the CSS hacks and which Browsers they work in.

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The Best CSS Galleries on one page.

Cool site that aggregates the best CSS Sites from other CSS Galleries. Just like Popurls is for news this one is for CSS Galleries.

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The best of “illegal websites”

There are only a fraction of the illegal websites there was not more than 5 years ago. It is so easy to get software now a days from torrents and IRC sites it’s ridiculous.

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The Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins

If you use WordPress then you have to check out these 10 free plugins. Everything ranging from a sidebar widget to a Digg this button. All free too! Check it out..

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Version 2.0 of JonDesign’s SmoothSlideshow Javascript Library is out

The new version of this impressive little tool features useability improvements, major code rewrite (now using MooTools and objects), graphic changes and bugfixes.
As always, this lib provides a simple way to install great looking slideshow or showcases to your website, in less than 20kb of javascript code.

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