Sticky Captions Concept
Captions that show on hover. What's nice is that when the image overlaps the viewport, the image caption moves position to remain entirely in view (not just at the absolute bottom of the image).
Focal Point is a GitHub project and CSS framework created by Adam Bradley. Focal Point not only resizes but crops images too.
More Compression (cowbell)
A case study showing that extra compression may hold the key to HD images
Box-shadow vs Drop-shadow
Compare box-shadow and the new drop-shadow (only available in Webkit and Firefox as a SVG filter)
Royal Gold Text
Use photoshop to create a Ruby and Gold type treatment.