At the start of every month we bring you the best articles of the previous month, relating to everything web design, just in case you missed anything. This edition is for May 2012.

3D CSS Earth

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Using just CSS3 layers and animations, @EdanKwan shows us how to make this lovely rotating earth effect

Illuminated.js

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This plugin allows you to add lighting effects to HTML5 applications, created by @greweb.

Flip Book Layout

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The guys over at @codrops made this awesome flip book demo.

Responsive Images

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Learn a little bit about responsive images in this great tutorial from @chriscoyier

HTML5 Rubik’s Cube

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Try and figure out this classic puzzle, now in HTML5 form!

Twitter Button Generator

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Generate some of those cool Twitter buttons for your website or UI from @PlugoLabs

CSS3 Stop Watch

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Learn how to make a CSS3 only stop watch with start, stop, and restart buttons in this great tutorial from @ruby_on_tails

Pixel Fitting

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An article on some of the interesting facts about Pixel Fitting and how important it can be when designing pixel perfect interfaces, from @dcurtis

Chrome overtakes IE

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For the first time since Internet Explorer overtook Netscape, Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer as the most used browser according to Statcounter.

Tablet Gothic

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Tablet Gothic Semi Condensed Bold is going for free, and all other weights are discounted. Go get it now!

Foobar Pro

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Foobar Pro is lovely font, with one weight available for free, and the others for only $10.

CSS Best Practices

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A run down of the best practices from @DesignerDepot.

Game Style Portfolio

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In this tutorial @gandtblog takes us through how he made his video game style portfolio site.

Retro Pixel UI

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An awesome resource from @WebDesignShock providing free retro style UI components.