30 Outstanding Resume Designs You Wish You Thought Of

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30 Outstanding Resume Designs You Wish You Thought Of

30 Outstanding Resume Designs You Wish You Thought Of

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 08:01 AM PDT

It’s a competitive job market we hunt jobs in and sorry to say, resumes created in MSWord are just not going to cut it anymore. These days, particularly if you are a creative, you need an outstanding resume to make an impression on potential employers. When a prospective client looks at your resume, everything you put into your resume is doing all the selling for you.

Not only do you have to ensure that what you put into your resume convinces them that you are the best candidate for the job, you need to create a resume that not only shows them what you can do, but how you are not afraid to break boundaries, and try out new ideas.

Today, I’d like to share with you a collection of 30 outstanding resume designs that come in many forms: infographic designs, booklets, business cards, postcards, personal branding material, posters, website designs and more. Feeling the pressure yet? Perhaps it is time to spruce up your own resume design.

If you need more design ideas, check out some of our published posts below:

Curriculum Vitae by Anton Yermolov

CV & Portfolio Mailer by Charlotte Allen

Resume by Roberta Cicerone

Self-Promotion by Syril Bobadilla

Resume IOS Version by Julien Renvoye

Bubbles Resume Template by CodeGrape

Updated Resume by Jered Odegard

Creative Curriculum Vitae by Nico Lopez

Curriculum vitae by Camila Soto

My portfolio by Stefania Capellupo

Self Branding, CV/Resume by Teesha Masson

Personal Branding & Self Promo by Mathew Lynch

Resume Book by Paula Del Mas

Curriculum Vitae by Rebecca Fisk

Infograpics of My CV / Resume by Felix Baky

Lucreziau cv sintetico by Lucrezia Urtis

Creative Resume by Iel Caseda

Curriculum Vitae by Carlos Bedoya

My curriculum vitae / skills by Simone Primo

Infographic Resume by Lim Zhiyang

My CV/Resume 2013 by Wap Martinez-Mercader

“Eye”dentity – Pop-Up Folder by Matthew Stucky

Personal resume by Maria Gabriella Aronne

NEW_CV by Candice Witpas

Portfolio '11_newspaper by Marianne Riegelnegg

Jamie Murphey Resume by jamiemurphey

Infographic Resume by Varun Sudhakar

Anatomy of a graphic designer by Francesco Rivieccio

Infographic CV by Gary Corr

Self Promotion / Resume by Marco Bertoletti

20 More Free Multi-Purpose Vector Icon Sets for Designers

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:01 AM PDT

Any web-related project requires the use of icons. Creating icons for each project you have is not only impractical because it is time-consuming work but also insane! There are already tons of amazing icons sets available for free download, all over the Web. All you have to do is locate those high-quality enough to make it into your project.

Well, we’ve gone and done the legwork for you – all you have to do is take your pick. Below, are 20 free vector icon sets that will fit any kind of project you might have in mind. You will be able to find icon sets perfect for business, fashion, food, mobile apps, weather, flat design and more.

To download the icon set you want, click into the link. Can’t find what you want? Here are 70 more icon sets you can download for free.

Pictograms Giveaway Reloaded by Jamila Hodges

Free Flat Icons by Studio4 | Creative

Othericons 3.0 (set) by Luboš Volkov

25 Free Icons by Martina Cavalieri

Othericons.com (set) by Luboš Volkov

550 perfect pixel vector icons by Vương Thành Chung

Free Flat Icon Set by Barry Mccalvey

Coucou icons set by Anny Chen

Linecons Free – Vector Icons by Designmodo

Chalk Glyph Set by Dalton

Dripicons (Free Iconset) – PSD, Illustrator, Webfont by Amit Jakhu

Free Weather Icons by s-pov spovv and Sm Artists

Simple Line Icons – 100+ free icons (Ai, Eps, Svg, Psd) by Mirko Monti

24 Free Clothes Icons by Lukas Jurik

Line icon set for UI & more // Infinitely scalable by Situ Herrera

In The Kitchen – Free Icon Set by Wojciech Zasina

Free Flat Icons Set by We are Pinto, Vlad Litvin, and Yuriy Degtyar

30 Free Icons (with PSD) by Bluroon

Fabicons by sumit chakraborty

Icon Set (144) by Katarina Stefanikova

Add Contextual Menu on Your Website With HTML5

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 03:01 AM PDT

The contextual menu is the menu that is listed when you right-click on your computer screen. The menu usually comprises of shortcuts for some of our favorite repeated actions like creating or sorting folders/files, opening a new application window, or accessing System Preferences to change an option.

For years “contextual menu” resides in native applications. Nowadays, contextual menu brings tons of benefits for web apps, for example in cPanel’s File Manager and Gmail. These menus are built with a heavy JavaScript scripting:

In the future, we may be able to build contextual menus for use in our website via HTML5. Come check it out with me.

Building a Contextual Menu

HTML5 has introduced two new elements, menu and menuitem, for you to build a contextual menu. In order for the browser to treat the menu element as “contextual menu”, we have to set the menu type as context and also give it a unique ID.

Below is an example where we’ve created a contextual menu with two items.

 <menu type="context" id="context-menu-id"> <menuitem>Edit Content</menuitem> <menuitem>Email Selection</menuitem> </menu> 

It is also possible to add a sub-menu by nesting the menu element this way:

 <menu type="context" id="context-menu-id"> <menuitem>Edit Content</menuitem> <menuitem>Email Selection</menuitem> <menu label="Share..."> <menuitem>Facebook</menuitem> <menuitem>Twitter</menuitem> </menu> </menu> 

Now, for the contextual menu to appear on the screen when we perform a right-click, we use a new HTML attribute named contextmenu. This attribute is used to pick up the menu with the ID specified; given our example above we can target our contextual menu with contextmenu=context-menu-id.

We can assign the attribute in a body tag if we want to use the contextual menu on the whole page. We can also add it in an HTML element to use the menu exclusively within that element.

The new contextual menu will appear within the Operating System menu as seen below.

Adding an Icon

I’m sure that many of you have seen some contextual menu appear with an icon beside it. In some cases, an icon could be a great visual aid that could help users to relate to and understand the menu purpose quickly. Additionally it also give users a clue of which application is associated with the new menus.

We can also add an icon to our HTML5-based contextual menu easily using the icon attribute, for example:

 <menu type="context" id="context-menu-id"> <menuitem icon="img/edit.png">Edit Content</menuitem> <menuitem icon="img/mail.png">Email Selection</menuitem> <menu label="Share..."> <menuitem>Facebook</menuitem> <menuitem>Twitter</menuitem> </menu> </menu> 

Here is what we see in the browser.

Make the menu functioning

At this point, our new contextual menu does not do anything yet when we click on it. But it is very easy to make it function with bare JavaScript. In our example, we have a menu named “Email Selection”. This menu will let users send highlighted text with their email application.

To make this idea happen, let’s add the function to grab the user’s highlighted text.

 function getSelectedText() { var text = ""; if(window.getSelection) { text = window.getSelection().toString(); } else if (document.selection && document.selection.type != 'Control') { text = document.selection.createRange().text; } return text; }; 

Then we create one more function, say sendEmail(), that will open the email application. The subject of the email will be pre-populated with the document title, while email content will be populated with the user’s selected text.

 function sendEmail() { var bodyText = getSelectedText(); window.location.href = 'mailto:?subject='+ document.title +'&body='+ bodyText +''; }; 

Lastly, we add it in our menu with onclick attribute to make it work upon clicking.

 <menuitem icon="img/mail.png" onclick="sendEmail();">Email Selection</menuitem> 

In the past, we have covered how to use HTML5 EditableContent, which allows us to edit web content directly from the front-end. We can utilize this function, adding it into our menu called “Edit Content”.


I’m very excited with this new feature. I can see many possibilities of things we can build with HTML5 Contextual Menu. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, only Firefox has implemented this feature. I hope that the other browsers will catch up soon.

You can see the demo below (It only works on Firefox).

Try Offline Messaging On Mobile With Firechat

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:01 PM PDT

Chat applications are a dime a dozen, covering almost any conceivable niche you could think off. But so far there hasn’t been a chat app that focuses on local, "off-the-grid" communication. Such an application would let you chat with nearby people at sports events, concerts and the like without exposing your identity and without needing to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Firechat is here to fill that gap.


Firechat is an offline and anonymous chat application that runs on both Android and iOS. Firechat is built on the developers’ own mesh network technology (as well as iOS 7′s Multipeer Connectivity Framework), letting you chat with nearby users without needing an Internet connection of any sort.

Firechat is available for both Android and iOS. Note that Firechat requires iOS7 and above, and should work without any issues on most Android devices less than 2 years old. We’ll be looking at the Android version in this article, but the two versions are almost identical in terms of interface.

Getting started With Firechat

Once you’ve downloaded the app and installed it, just sign in by providing your preferred username. No extra information is needed.

Sign In

Firechat Features

Firechat has two different chat modes, accessible from the main interface.

"Everyone" is a global chat mode that lets you chat with up to 80 randomly selected users from the same country, and requires an Internet connection.

"Nearby" is the local, off-the-grid messaging option. The range for off-the-grid messaging differs according to platform: 30 feet for Android and 100 feet for iOS. However, the Android version supports Open Garden’s multi-hop mesh network, so the range will increase with the number of users using the app (this feature will come soon for the iOS version).


Like most messaging apps, you can send both images and text to other users (although it looks like the Android version doesn’t have support for sending images just yet).

There’s also a Settings screen accessible from the upper right corner of the interface in the Android version. You can change your display name, choose whether you get notifications for Nearby Messages, and Tell a Friend, which opens up the standard Android Share with friends menu. The Share option on the chat screen does the same thing.

Settings And Sharing


One thing to bear in mind is that the two versions are not (yet) compatible in offline mode. However, the developers are confident that they will be able to bring inter-platform messaging to Firechat eventually.

Firechat is a somewhat barebones chat application, but the novel focus on local, off-the-grid messaging should make it popular for a certain subset of users, particularly those looking to communicate with fellow attendees at sporting events, concerts and the like.

The big thing with Firechat, though, is the potential it shows. After all, if Google’s interest is anything to go by, mesh networks might just be the thing of the future.


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