Useful Midsummer CSS3 Tutorials for Advancing Your Editing Skills

Today we continue our series of CSS3 tutorials presenting you this time fresh and useful CSS3 tutorials of July. Here you’ll find helpful materials about how to build a flyout image slider, CSS3 border transition effects, a swatch book with CSS3 and jQuery and an effective pricing table. Also you’ll get to know how to create modern block quote styles, stopwatch using only CSS3, portfolio flipping slider, magnifying glass for images using CSS3 and jQuery and others. Each tutorial has a brief description which helps you quickly navigate through this list and find exactly what are you looking for. So we hope that these diversified collection of new CSS3 tutorials assist you in all your web projects and simplify your editing work.

Modern Block Quote Styles

You’ll get to know how to create interesting and modern styles for block quotes, using different techniques for 6 various examples.

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Swatch Book with CSS3 and jQuery

This tutorial about how to create a swatch book like a component that let’s you open and rotate the single swatches revealing some details.

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Responsive Web Design Infographic as an Interactive Board Game

Today Infographics is widely used in various web projects as the most effective visual demonstration form which helps to introduce data in the most effective and clear way. The growing popularity of infographics can be explained by the fact that people prefer to receive information in the format of attractive illustrative presentation than in written form. While arranging the main concept of the project, designer has complete freedom to create different captivating elements and various original components to build really impressive infographics. But static version of infographics is left behind and interactive infographics takes its deserved place in web design.

So that’s why we offer you to look at this wonderful example of interactive infographics and take an exciting journey in the world of responsive design. Viewing this infographic, you’ll get to know useful information about responsive web design that helps you to create your own responsive website. Here you’ll find Google recommendations, helpful tutorials, plugins, interesting blog articles, useful tools, free PDF books and responsive website templates. And all this is presented in the interactive way, so you’re receiving information in the fun-filled game form where you can choose your steps and their sequence. So start this interactive trip to discover more about Responsive Web Design!

(Here is a static and contracted version of Responsive Web Design Interactive Guide, the link of the full version is at the bottom.)

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The Stylistic Interference by Murat Palta: Movie Scenes in Turkish Renaissance Style

The more things change, the more they stay the same this is the main principle of the works included into this blog post. Those who have even the least understanding of art works will notice that the following illustrations resemble Renaissance paintings, and they will be right. Turkish illustrator Murat Palta used this principle when creating these movie posters.

Murat prepared these illustrations for his final thesis and received great appreciation from his teacher and fellow students. He mixed visual style of Turkish oriental miniature paintings with themes of contemporary Western cinema. By combining global with local, traditional with contemporary and adding a bit of humor made it a fun and rewarding experience for him. Starting with Star Wars, Murat he went on to other cult films such as Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, Scarface and Kill Bill.

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A Clockwork Orange

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Welcome the New Joomla 3.0 Alpha Release

In July Joomla! Project has announced the new Joomla 3.0 Alpha version which will be the first step towards the future Joomla 3.0.0 release. Before specifying peculiarities of the new version, first we should mention that Joomla 3.0 Alpha is not suitable for production websites, it’s only for testing purposes now. But the main goal of Joomla 3.0 Alpha release is to allow advance testing of custom extensions so that extension developers can report any problems well before the final release. As for the essential features, they have been committed to version 3.0 relate to the new version 12 of the platform. Other features are expected to be committed before Joomla 3.0 Alpha-2 release. To find out more about development news, you can go to the Joomla! official website and get all necessary information there. In late September we should expect the public release of Joomla 3.0.0, but before this time we have a great opportunity to test the present version of Joomla 3.0. Alpha and check all its capabilities.

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Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Pet Clinic

Welcome a nice present for you to refresh your online project that deals with veterinary. Here is a well-done Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Pet Clinic that is ideally tailored for any online project that deals with pet care. It is good for reflecting the services of your project and sharing useful advices with those who have their own pets.

Clean and clear layout of this theme creates pleasant impression and can easily catch the viewers’ attention. The thought out division of the content part with featured blocks in the top presents effectively all the necessary information, while jQuery slider in the header of the theme shows its visual part in the best way. Using this free website template, you will be able to speak to your client in the comprehensive way and win their attention. Here is free template live demo to check out this theme in action. We hope, this theme will inspire you and encourage for setting up your own project and share your love for pets with others.

Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Pet Clinic:

Get this free website template with PSD source files. To download this theme with PSD files, visit the Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Pet Clinic 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 Website Template with jQuery Slider for Pet Clinic with PSD files (11,6MB)

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.

Free UI Icon Sets for Your Mac Desktop Customization

For all Mac users who need to maintain their desktops or expand their designer’s kits, we prepared this showcase of the most gorgeous UI icons which have different styles and themes. Actually, icons as the basic design elements are always in great use, so we think that these high-quality goodies will help you to provide impressive design and pleasurable user experience. No doubt, well-defined set of icons can ensure you always be a good-oriented user and also bring you visual delight. Here you’ll find a huge bunch of free UI icon sets that you can simple download and install on your Mac computer. So make your UI panel rich and magnetic with this cool stuff!

Ramotion Custom UI Icons

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Mac OS X Style Icons

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Creative QR Code Designs That Bring Visual Pleasure

Today we have the new generation of barcodes which are called 2D or matrix barcodes as they have a two-dimensional way to represent more data of the subject. Basically, Quick Response code is the new type of matrix barcode that consists of encoded information and is widely used in mobile operating systems, retail and marketing. The great popularity of QR code can be explained by its fast readability and large storage capacity. But who said that QR codes should be boring and unremarkable? Quick Response codes can also be creative and you can prove it looking through our roundup with the most effective and unusual QR codes that have appealing designs and original styles.

Fluid Pumping QR Code

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Bollywood Theme QR Code

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Creative World Maps. Your Daily Inspiration

Political and physical maps as they always used to be seem to be dull for the modern online society. There is no inspiration in their usual surfaces and the regular presentation of lands, mountains and oceans. Rather informative, but too dull. Creative World Maps is a different story – being presented on various surfaces, being done from different materials and possessing whatever shapes you can imagine, they look really cool and can grab your attention the first time you look at them. Their unique designs are undoubtedly inspiring, and you are welcome to enjoy them in this nice compilation of the most Creative World Maps. Search for your daily inspiration here!

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World Map Cushion by chunkychooky

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World Map by Paras Shah’s

Creative World Maps
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Lessons from the Apple Brand on How To Be The Best

Why do Apple users love the brand so much? Why are Apple users willing to wait overnight in the freezing cold just to be one of the first few to own the latest Apple gadget? Why are Apple users willing to pay a premium to buy an Apple computer or Laptop? How did Apple convert so many of its users into evangelists who constantly spread the Apple brand and message to all corners of the world? Is it their beautiful designs? Is it the functional simplicity of their cutting-edge products? Their email newsletters and email marketing campaigns? Is it the Mac guy or the PC guy?

The conventional belief is that Apple products get so much love from users due to the fact that they’re sleek, well-built, and beautiful. But while certainly Apple has built a brand based on beautiful, user-friendly products, there are other great products competing in Apple’s marketplace that don’t generate the fervent devotion exhibited by Apple fanatics.

The truth is that Apple users become evangelists for the brand not simply because Apple creates products that are sleek and cutting-edge, but because the Apple brand has a unifying purpose and message. The Apple brand has always been a symbol of innovation and doing things differently than the rest of the marketplace.And even though owning an Apple product that millions of other people have doesn’t make an Apple user unique, it doesn’t change the fact that every Apple user feels that in some little way, Apple’s innovation-driven vision rubs off onto themselves in some little way. In the same way, being an innovator with a clear vision in your career and life will attract others that share your vision, and allow you the opportunity to strive for the highest pinnacles of human achievement.

Channeling Apple’s Innovative Spirit

While other companies were still developing PDAs and improving phone keypads, Apple was developing a smart phone with a touch screen. While other companies were fighting over the smart phone and laptop market, Apple created a whole new market with the introduction of the iPad.

While it may not be obvious at first, there are lessons that we can learn from Apple’s devotion to their brand mission that can apply directly to the pursuit of career excellence and the achievement of lofty goals. While fighting to be the best within an existing set of rules will certainly get you far in life – there are plenty of very successful companies in the phone and laptop market that haven’t revolutionized the industry –to actually be the best, you have to create your own rules – you have to see a vision and work feverishly to make it a reality, just like Steve Jobs and his team at Apple did with the iPhone and the iPad. In that same way, a devotion to creating your own reality and redefining the rules can open up opportunities unavailable to those who compete within the rules defined by someone else.
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Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Agriculture Business

Hi guys! From now on, your work in finding inspiration will become easier, ‘cause you know the place to search for it. Our weekly series of freebies is a nice place full of useful goodies for whatever designs you need. Today we announce the launch of fresh freebie from our friends, and it is Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Agriculture Business.

Starting your project on its basis will be less time and effort consuming. With this theme you get attractive design and professional execution under one package – good starting point for your future online success. Using this effective design in bright colors, you will perfectly present your business idea and rock your visitors. Its stylishness goes along with the neatly arranged content blocks, featured elements, nice graphics, cool jQuery slider and attractive background image. Besides, this nice theme can be easily customized according to your needs. To check how it works, view its free template live demo.

Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Agriculture Business:

Feel free to get this free website template with PSD source files. To download this theme with PSD files, visit the Free Website Template with jQuery Slider for Agriculture Business 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 Website Template with jQuery Slider for Agriculture Business with PSD files (115MB)

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.