Mid-week Inspiration #6 – Sites in Red

Welcome to another edition of Mid-week Inspiration. This week we’ll look specifically at sites making use of the colour red. Whether it’s the predominant colour on the site, or is used effectively to draw our attention to specific areas, such as calls-to-action, these sites all have one thing in common, they all look great in a bit of red!

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5 jQuery Scripts & Plugins You Can’t Live Without

This post introduces a new category of posts to the Creative Individual blog – 5 You Can’t Live Without. This is were I’ll list my top 5 of a particular subject, such as Web Technologies, Sources of Online Inspiration, or as in the case of this post, 5 jQuery Scripts & Plugins You Can’t Live Without.

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CSS3 Pseudo-classes: Harnessing the power!

New to CSS3? Then understanding CSS3 pseudo-classes is a great place to start. This post will go into 4 common CSS3 pseudo-class selectors and explain how they work, plus how to use them. The 4 CSS3 pseudo-class selectors discussed in this post are:

  • :first-of-type
  • :last-of-type
  • :nth-of-type
  • :nth-last-of-type

There’s is a working example included, so you can see the CSS at work!

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Create Multiple Pop-up Divs using the jQuery prev() Method

This is an update on a previous post that showed you how to create a simple pop-up div using jQuery. The update shows you to recreate the same effect on multiple pop-up divs using the .prev() method, meaning you can avoid duplicating the code unnecessarily.

Included in the tutorial is a demo so that you can preview the script you will be learning to write, plus the source code for you to download and keep for future reference.

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Mid-week Inspiration #5

Welcome to another edition of Mid-week Inspiration. Carrying on from last week’s post, I’ve put together a collection of some of the most stylish websites on the internet today.

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Mid-week Inspiration #4

It’s been a little while since the last edition of Mid-week Inspiration, and to celebrate its return, I’ve put together a bumper collection of delicious websites to really get you inspired and get those creative juices flowing.

P.S. The next edition of Mid-week Inspiration is already in production, so you don’t have long to wait for the next update!

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Create a Pop-up div in jQuery

This is an easy tutorial suitable for those fairly new to jQuery. This tutorial will teach you how to create a simple pop-up effect, showing a hidden div, when you hover over the trigger link.

Included in the tutorial is a demo so that you can preview the script you will be learning to write, plus the source code for you to download and keep for future reference.

Update (13th August 2011): This technique has been updated to create the same effect with multiple pop-ups. View the new technique here:
Create Multiple Pop-up Divs using the jQuery prev() Method
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Get Your 2011 Calendar

As it is a new year, I decided to create a 2011 Calendar for myself – not only because no-one bought me a calendar for Christmas this year but also because it was a great wee personal project for over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Each month has its own page and the colours used represent the feel of the weather at that time of year – at least in the UK anyway!

So wait no longer! Download your stylish FREE 2011 Calendar from Creative Individual.

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New Year Message

Happy New Year from Creative Individual!

Let me take this opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous year in 2011. In this post you can download some great desktop wallpapers with the theme of New Year and 2011. You can also read about my New Year’s Resolution – namely focusing my learning on HTML5 and CSS3.

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Christmas Collections #2 – Icons, Wallpapers & WordPress Themes

Welcome to the second issue of Christmas Collections from Creative Individual. In this issue we’ll have some of these lovely seasonal goodies:

  • Christmas Icon Packs
  • Winter Wonderland Wallpapers
  • Two Festive Wordpress Themes

There will be one more instalment of Christmas Collections 2010 from Creative Individual which will include great freebies, Christmas inspiration, free stock photos, and even a video!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Creative Individual – Enjoy!

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