links for 2010-05-06

  • Contact forms have evolved a lot since the days of simple bland html forms. This holds especially true for portfolio websites and design agencies.

    The current designs are beautiful and can be extremely creative. Besides the common fields that everyone expects, forms can be enhanced by adding extra features such as maps, social networking information and appealing illustrations.

    A solid and elegant contact form reassures the viewer’s confidence in the person or company behind the site and improves the overall experience.

    In this post, we’ve collected the most creative contact forms which you can use for inspiration in your own designs.

  • At Kongregate we're building the leading site to play games – or to make them. We have thousands and thousands of the best free games, and our community features mean that playing them here is more satisfying than anywhere else. If you do well in our games you'll earn badges, level up, and gain the respect of your friends. Profiles, chat, comments, private messages, and forums make it easy to exchange game tips or just relax in the company of enthusiastic gamers from around the world.

    We know that making great games isn't easy and our mission is to help indie developers make better games and earn more money doing it. We share advertising and microtransaction revenue with game developers – and they retain full rights to their games. With features like multiplayer support, persistent data storage, high scores, and statistics, we take care of a lot of the headaches involved in game development.

    Uploading a game is quick and easy – the best rated games make it to the homepage and get mil

  • In this tutorial we are going to create a beautiful navigation that has a background image slide effect. The main idea is to have three list items that contain the same background image but with a different position. The background image for each item will be animated to slide into place in different times, creating a really nice effect. The background image sliding direction from the list item in the middle will depend on which item the user was before: coming from the right, it will slide from the left and vice versa.

    On top of that we will have sub-menus that appear with their semi-transparent background sliding in. These backgrounds create an awesome effect of actually just being one element that slides into place, changing its color.

    We will be using the amazing Background-Position Animation Plugin by Alexander Farkas.

    The photos that we will be using are from Pat’s beautiful B&W collection on Flickr.

    There will be a little bit of CSS3 involved which absence will almost not be

  • Arab nations are leading a "historic" charge to make the world wide web live up to its name.

    Net regulator Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters.

    Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called "country codes" written in Arabic scripts.

    The move is the first step to allow web addresses in many scripts including Chinese, Thai and Tamil.

    More than 20 countries have requested approval for international domains from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).

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