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DesignFestival: CSS3 Animations, Photoshop Alternatives, and More

By Aaron Osteraas

Playing with Fire: Organic CSS3 Animation

Create a flickering fire animation without the use of plugins or videos using this impressive tutorial. CSS3 animations can add a lot of aesthetic appeal for just a few small kilobytes of imagery and code

How to Customize Your Google+ Profile to Match Your Brand

Google+ won’t give you complete control of your page design, but with a few creative tricks and some brand images, you can craft a professional Google+ presence for your clients and colleagues.

Creating Seamless Background Patterns for the Web

Seamless textures and patterns are an easy way to enhance your design without bogging down your site with heavy, slow-loading background imagery. Learn how to make your own seamless background in this tutorial.

Implementing Cross-browser Video Playback in HTML5

There are times when YouTube just won’t cut it for your specialized video needs. For greater control over your videos, host them yourself using HTML5 and fallback techniques for older browsers.

5 Tips for Feminine Designs

A savvy designer will keep their audience in mind from the first sketch to the final pixel. Here you’ll find five tips for creating websites with feminine appeal

Have you tried Pixelmator?

Photoshop is as powerful as it is expensive. Using it for basic image work like cropping and adding text is probably overkill. But have you tried this affordable Photoshop alternative?

Aaron Osteraas is a Full Stack Engineer at Vintrace. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In the early 2010s, he was the Managing Editor here at SitePoint.

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