10 To-Do Apps for iPhone to Remember Everything

Not to forget! That’s the most important thing in our today’s hurry-scurry life. To remember all the things that are to be done, we should plan everything carefully. How to perform it? Arrange all the key moments in a to-do list, and great iPhone to-do apps will help do it easily. How can they make your life more productive? Using them, you’re able to plan all your business affairs and occasions from everyday life and complete them in time. Starting new lists, sharing them with other people (even without the Internet connection), getting alarm notifications, priority ranking and even the voice capture – this is only a part of the powerful set of their features. Whether you’re a designer/developer, or just an average iPhone user, these apps will come in handy for organizing your life. This post makes an extended addition to the one about 8 Great iPhone To Do Apps. Follow the link to learn more about other to-do apps for iPhone.

Choose the app that fits your way of life, and never forget about anything!

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Astrid

Price: Free

Need a personal assistant to be always in the swim? Then try Astrid. This is an app that reminds you everything you need to remember. It can easily do it with your voice. You can also share your tasks (private or public) over email, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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Things

Price: $9.99

What’s exciting about this app, is the way you work with all the tasks. You’re able to sort all of them into the needed periods of time, schedule in the desired way, arrange in turn and then move if it is necessary, and update whenever you like.

 


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Denim Reflection of the World We Live in…

Have you ever been inspired by the worn out pair of jeans? Maybe today you will change the obvious answer together with young British artist Ian Berry aka Denimu. The guy is completely obsessed by the idea of turning old denim into pieces of art, worthy to be exhibited in the best contemporary museums as well as private collections.

Looking into his works it’s difficult to believe that all those fascinating cityscapes and detailed portraits have been created from jeans, which were lucky to escape charity shop.

The idea of creating pictures from jeans fabric dawned upon Ian during the clear-out session in the house he used to live in childhood. A touch of sentimentality and nostalgia didn’t let the artist get rid of the huge pile of unwanted jeans, on the contrary, he was enchanted by hues and stitches of fabric and decided to give them second life. This day his career started. Then, Ian couldn’t even suppose that this spontaneous idea will lead to dizzy commercial success.

It’s unbelievable, but the technique of artworks creation is extremely simple and complicated at the same time. Denimu uses nothing more but discarded jeans as a raw material for his masterpieces. Then follow many weeks of cutting, stitching and gluing before the next artwork is ready. Please note that shadow and contrast effects are reached only with the help of varying shades of fabric. Impressive, isn’t it?

And now, get ready to be astonished by the unique collection of denim artworks created by Ian Berry… as you see even the most common things can become a vibrant source of inspiration if you unleash your emotions and imagination from time to time!

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The Brooklyn Diner

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Welcome to Utica

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10 Free Fonts: Web Developers Jokes

Humor is a wonderful invention. I believe if the seriousness is constant and always presses with its peremptoriness the statistic pointing numbers of suicides committed would be more disheartening. Humor gives a chance to look at things and phenomena from the other side. It is especially helpful in case of ruining some empty, but vexing illusions – based on this, the laughing process first of all liberalizes, it cleans a person’s mind from self-deception therefore making it kinder, more tolerant and opened towards other people. Noble mission of seemingly silly jokes appears, doesn’t it?

The web developers and programmers are not some nerdy no-lifers, as somebody could think due to mythical stereotype: they are real living people. And, as every subculture, these true-humans have their own jokes, jests, anecdotes and other forms of humorous word. Some of them are really highly specialized, but most jokes can be accepted by anyone who has at least superficial understanding what programmers do. So, now I would like to introduce web developer humor. And in order to avoid excessive otiosity, all examples are noted applying fresh 20 free fonts that will be of use in 2013.

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Mathlete

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SciFly


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Vintage and Retro Style Typography in Logo Design

Whether you’re going back to the 1980s with graffiti-style type or you’re adding a touch of class with a Victoriana-inspired font, vintage typography is super-current in logo design right now. We all love a bit of nostalgia, but there’s more to retro typography than just taking a sentimental stroll down memory lane. You want your brand to have a hand-crafted vibe? Use vintage typography. You want to create the assurance of quality? Go to vintage typography. What’s more, mining the resources of the past can also put you right at the forefront of current trends, depending on what decade is hot right now. During early Britpop years it was all about the swinging sixties. The late 1990s were all about the seventies. The late 2000s were all about the 1980s. Sounds confusing? Take a look at this showcase and you’ll soon see what we mean.
 

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Vintage Retro Typography in Logo Design

Straight from the cover of a Mamas and Papas album, this typography perfectly reflects the glory days of California in the late 1960s. It’s a clean sans serif font that encapsulates hippy-credentials and late 90s skater culture in one fell swoop.
 

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Vintage Retro Typography in Logo Design

This logo not only uses vintage typography, it also place it within a retro badge for instant quality, heritage and confidence.
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The Importance of Mobile Web Design. Infographic

With the explosion in popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices in recent years, the importance of mobile web design is becoming more and more obvious every day. During the last year there were 91.4 million smartphones in the United States alone, and worldwide, there are over 1 billion smartphones in circulation. That’s not to mention tablets, which accounted for 31 percent of Internet users in the US in 2012, according to a survey by the Online Publishers Association and published by PCMag.

Industry experts have realised that mobile devices are rapidly becoming the favored choice for many people when browsing the web, thanks to their portability and potential for ‘dual-screening’ (essentially the ability to do something else at the same time, e.g. watch television). From a retail perspective, too, mobile devices are rapidly becoming just as important as PCs, accounting for approximately $241 billion worth of transactions during 2011, according to GPMD. It’s critical, then, that websites –especially retail sites – should be equipped to serve the needs of a mobile user just as well as somebody who owns a desktop PC or laptop. The accompanying infographic shows that the impression a mobile site makes on the user is vital: 48 percent of people say that a poorly-designed mobile site is an indication that a business simply does not care.

The Importance of Mobile Web Design. Infographic:

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Rowing Into the Web: Free Joomla Car Template

Want a high-quality product from professional designers who have experience in this sphere? Free Joomla Car Template is the ready-made theme created with your design needs in mind by the skillful TemplateMonster’s team. This elegantly designed template can serve you a perfect fit for your online presence.

Blue that is used in this design is the color of security and solidity. Due to its implementation in the color scheme, the visitors feel confidence and reliability. Along with the dark background it creates the desired visual effectiveness. Large images in the slider bring focus to your products, showing their best sides to the customers and assuring them of the high quality. The thought-out division of the content part is made for the comprehensive presentation of the content. Notice that the theme is compatible with Joomla 2.5.8 version. Within the template you’ll find two column layout, Blog section and HTML Plus JS animation that brings the desired attractiveness to the content. Try this theme, and bring your car business online easily!


Free Joomla Car Template
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To download the whole package of this template, visit the Free Joomla Car Template download page at TemplateMonster and type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to (don’t forget to uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file). Feel free to use this template for your business, but you cannot resell it as a template.

Download Free Joomla Car Template with PSD files (149MB)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:TemplateMonster does not provide support services on free templates – including this one. We only provide support for the products that are being purchased from TemplateMonster. Our free templates are produced according to the latest web standards and we’ve been trying to make the process of working with them as easy as possible, so for people with minimum web development experience it should be easy to work with them. However, if you don’t have any experience, we recommend you to refer to the tutorials or community forums on how to work with platforms that each respective template is made with, or to hire someone to do the job for you.

High-Quality Dashboard UI Sets [Free PSDs]

Any design project is accompanied with search of source files including PSDs and vector images. In case you need to create some part of an interface or redesign already existing ones you can use one out of thousands of existing free PSDs.

Web designers all over the world willingly share their works that include every possible UI elements: starting from simple buttons up to 3D UIs that truly amaze with their complexity and the level of detail. All that remains is to download one of these PSDs, say “Thank you!” in the comments or donate couple of bucks to the artist.

So check out the showcase of Dashboard Free PSDs, User Interfaces and various other cools hand-made products.

Dashboard UI Elements Free PSD

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Black Dashboard Interface

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Free User Interface Pack

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Efficient CSS Typography Tools for Advanced Design

A text, which consists of combination of letters (and other graphical signs) that gives a certain, at least abstract meaning, exists from the ancient times. This wonderful godsend made it possible for civilizations and sciences to progress intensively.

And what’s the latest way of using text? In web design it’s an inherent element, which provides with powerful influence in the perception. Following this statement, it’s obvious people specialized in this sphere should use the handy tools for typography management. The importance of well-equipped approach is increased with the fact the text on the websites is not just text: it’s a certain complex of different features such as size, color, typeface. The winner would have the most original design solutions.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used for websites to customize colors, typography, imposition and other aspects. Here I gathered the best CSS tools to make your creativity realization as convenient, as possible.

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CSS Type Set

CSS Typography Tools

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Typetester

CSS Typography Tools
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In Love We Trust: 30+1 Romantic Candid Photography

No one can state exactly what love is. Someone supposes it’s just a sexual desire with psychological inclinations. The others suppose love to be a kind of supernatural gift and don’t even try to define. The third part sees only biochemical process. So I’ll give you my opinion: love is connection. Human beings are mostly so lonely in their cocoons of individuality. Loves gives a chance to tie two units or sometimes even exempt from the shell.

Today is St. Valentine’s Day, so traditionally people remember about love. Maybe, many of you wouldn’t agree with me, but it’s sad. And I can explain why: it’s sad when we try to please our beloved only on certain days, which we are told to do that on. This phenomenon reduces the precious feeling, making love a habit. Don’t you agree it’s horrible?

Hopefully the illustrations below would contribute into understanding love should take place every time you love in spite of dates, holidays, traditions. I’ve chosen candid type of photos to show the inevitable delight of pure connection between people without any kind of useless, but so often defilement.

Romantic Candid Photography

Probably the most popular romantic candid photo. Made on V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Complete Guide to Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Trends for accessing the internet has changed and people have been using mediums and devices as per their convenience. What usually happens is that we intend to convey the same message to the users no matter what their device is, or from where and when will they be accessing our website. And of course, we want our website to look the best, whether it is a computer, tablet, Smartphone or any other capable device.

This is when the need to think-out-of-the-box arises. There are two things you can do to ensure your visitors have an optimal user experience even when the devices they are using are different:

  • 1) either you detect the device used when your website is being accessed and display web pages accordingly.
  • 2) or, you use Responsive Web Design (commonly referred to as RWD)where the web page optimize itself detecting the device used.

The Beginning of Responsive Web Design

It is when the mediums to access internet started multiplying and the uses of those continued to grow, that arosea need for websitesto adapt to different media and resolutions. It is the result of this challenge for companies, whichhas given rise to a new approach in website designs -Responsive Web Design.

So, what is it?

The responsive design is a technique to create a website that suits all resolutions and all media like desktop, notebook, Smartphone, tablet and other capable devices.

If I had to explain responsive web design in simple terms, I would define it as something that responds to its environment. Responsive design is the process used by web developers to design and build websites that are flexible to work independently across different platforms and devices. You might have often tried to access a web page from your tablet or your Smartphone only to realize that it is extremely frustrating. Responsive design creates websites through Multiple Fluid Grid Layouts. The main aim of responsive web design is to ensure a great user experience, no matter how people access your site.

Image Source: Stock photo by Sutterstock

If you want a short demonstration of how this responsive web design works, you can try by gradually reducing the width of your browser window. A responsive website will automatically adapt to the size of the screen, arranging the elements according to the width of the screen.

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