Awesome Pinterest Tools for Social Media Addicts

Being the latest social media sensation Pinterest community continues to grow insanely fast. It is hard to believe that these guys have managed to build such a huge social network just in two years. Considering the growing popularity of Pinterest social network we’ve decided to collect some useful and interesting tools and add-ons that would make “pinning” more user-friendly. Below you’ll find our list of some great Pinterest applications that can potentially benefit you. Also don’t forget to share with us apps that we might have missed. Stay social, stay with DesignFloat!

SpinPicks

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This application offers you interesting way to explore fresh web content. SpinPicks pulls in content from various sites including Pinterest, Twitpic and Instagram. But you can always limit your SpinPicks only to Pinterest.

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Pinpuff

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Pinpuff is your personal analytic tool that calculates your account’s popularity on Pinterest and provides data for your every pin. Just fill your username or email connected with Pinterest account and receive detailed report.

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Light Installations by Lee Eunyeol. Mystic Nights

The wonder of the starry nights are perfectly brought into the works of the artist we are going to talk about it today’s post. Lee Eunyeol is the artist who creates the breathtaking light installations and settles them in the most unusual places. The landscapes gain the fairy-tale look after this artist works with them for some time. The tiny electric bulbs are able to change the trivial place into the romantic one, adding to them the magic of night. When you look at them, it seems that the night sky has fallen down and now gladdens our eyes with its beauty.

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Top 11 Web Development Vogues of 2012

We can suggest that 2012 is going to be a mixed year for wed development and web designing. The bad part of it is that this sector is constantly facing steep competition from numerous agents. Some of the prominent ones are the native apps that will continue to be greater threats for certain aspects of the open web. Next is the popularity of mobile net that will continue to cast greater clutch on the market share of desktop. Last is the much debatable pay wall structure, which is becoming a constant obstacle in the path of easy to access information. But the good part of it is that the master minds are putting in painstaking efforts to get through it and will certainly come up with newer and more effective ideas of web development in 2012. A few predications on web development that are supposed to be in vogue in 2012 are featured here.

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1. Need for progressive enhancement

The growing popularity of pocket internet option on mobile and the rising importance of the WebKit enabled smartphones is a menace for the traditional web browsing experience on desktop. So, the best alternative to counter this competition is to opt for progressive enhancements, CSS3, HTML 5 and similar tenets.

2. Enhanced response in the interface design

Users find it most convenient when the apps response instantly with the click of a button. Therefore, the average user’s demands will be taken into account while creating the interface design. Speculations are that applications like JavaScript libraries such as JQuery and MooTools will be incorporated while designing the interface. These will make animations faster and easier and give users comfort while interacting over the web.

3. Flash will continue to exist

Although there were much assumptions and presumptions about the existence of Flash based sites in 2012, the remarks of some of the prominent web designers clear this conception. So, now we are certain that Flash and Flash based sites will remain in 2012. While some sites will definitely makes a shift to HTML5 and CSS3, Flash will remain the loved tool of the entertainment sites.

4. Extra browser-native features

The native supports will be a bonus over the Flash applications in 2012. The pressure on the native browser system will spur in order to support various HTML5 applications and plug-in features, such as adaptive streaming of multimedia, camera and mobile accessibility with HTML5 getUserMedia, etc.

5. Additional mobile theme applications

The masterminds of web development and designing could not overlook the immense popularity of the touch screen applications of the mobiles and the convenience they offer in web experience. This has increased the number of net users on phone. So, in 2012 attempt will be made to enhance web experience by incorporating mobile theme. While the main layout will comprise of all the dynamic contents, a slimmer version will also be simultaneously provided for the mobile users, which will be highly interactive.
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Win 1800 Custom Stickers from 1800Postcards.com!

After a short break Design Float Blog announces another awesome giveaway from our good friends – 1800postcards.com. Today you have a great chance to win 1800 custom stickers which will be powerful marketing tool for your business. Below you’ll find more details about giveaway.

1800Postcards.com being a high-end commercial printing delivers products of “G7″ quality standard which is only granted to printing firms that meet a very strict set of best practices and production quality. 1800Postcards produces your print work in the same facilities, with the same press-men and production staff, and adheres to the same quality standards as high-end commercial jobs. In case if you are not interested stickers or stickers printing you might be interested in brochures, business cards, flyers, posters, banners, postcards and other products provided by this online printing company.

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The Giveaway

We will be selecting THREE lucky winners and each will receive 600 custom stickers . The contest ends at midnight, Eastern Standard Time on MAY 21th. Winners will be chosen on MAY 22th. US entrants only.

What you’ll Win

Size: 3×3″
Quantity: 1800
Stock: #60 Gloss Sticker
Turnaround: 3 business days

How to Enter

Step 2. Leave a comment down below telling us why you should win!

Step 3. If you tweet a pic at @1800Postcards showing off your finished product, you will receive 10% off your next order!

That’s it! Good luck & share!

Paintings by Andy Denzler. The Blurred Art

When you look at the paintings by Andy Denzler it seems that the printer has been broken and the copies are damaged. The secret is simple – Andy Denzler is the expressionist who works in the unusual painting manner, creating his artworks on the canvas using oil and acrylic. A certain time ago his paintings were marked with the abstract style, but then he changed the artistic approach to the works. Most of this works remind the film shots that are blurred as if they were painted with the harsh brushstrokes. This vision of the world around attracts our attention with its originality and original execution. Let’s dip in the blurred world of paintings by Andy Denzler and enjoy them!

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Paintings by Andy Denzler
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Paintings by Andy Denzler
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iPad 2 Apps for Web Designers

Those of you who are lucky to have iPad2 are able to broaden their creativity with a myriad of useful iPad2 web design apps created with designer’s needs in mind. Plenty of these well-built iPad2 apps are made by professionals who want to offer you much more opportunities of work. For those who use iPad2 not as a part of daily life but as a part of their designer’s job, these iPad2 web design tools will come handy, ’cause they show how to use the multi-touch display with a virtual onscreen keyboard to create expressive graphic designs. Here’s a compilation of the mostly used iPad2 web design apps for designers, and you’re welcome to try them out in your works!

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ArtStudio

iPad2 Web Design Apps
The step by step instruction of this iPad2 app will help you create your beautiful designs even if you are a beginner.
Price: $2.99

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Blueprint

iPad2 Web Design Tools
Here is one of the most powerful iPad2 apps. This mockup and design software will help you create whatever sketches you need and bring the necessary changes into them just in a couple of minutes.
Price: $19.99

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Free Mobile UI Kits and Resources

Thought-out user interface is a cornerstone of a successful project. Nowadays web design sphere has managed to improve this process. We are sure that you have seen various round-ups and collections of useful stencil kits, UI resources and other similar stuff. Today we are glad to offer you our selection of the most interesting free mobile UI kits and resources. Here you’ll find various elements for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. So, in other words here is a collection of high quality PSD files of mobile UI and Wireframes stencil kits to improve the process of creating mobile applications and mobile web sites. We hope that you’ll find these time-saving resources useful for your work.

Motorola Droid 2 .PSD

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Samsung i9000 Galaxy S

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Tasty Sweet Stuff in Package Design

“God gave the angels wings, and he gave humans chocolate.” What can be more tasty than sweets? What can give you more inspiration during the day than some bite of chocolate? Well, probably not everybody is the fan of this stuff, but still sweets are making our life better and really delicious. Our topic is not only about sweet stuff, but also the package design aspect. Some people say that shape is more important than content in product’s development. Packaging plays really important part in the selling process, making the product more attractive and selling. Of course the quality of the product is also very important, but business struggle brings new aspects so the seller should think thoughtfully about unusual and nice package for his products. Actually packaging is the unique mix of art and technology, but its main task is protection and enclosing different products and goods. With candy packaging you have no limits to create really unique and outstanding sweets packages. Here are some great examples of sweets package designs that make you really candy hounds!

Borinots

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Five Little Birds Chocolate

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Brochure Designs as Smart and Effective Business Weapons

When it comes to the promotion or advertising we can’t manage without one small, but very important thing. This smart business weapon is a brochure which plays one of the leading parts in the marketing process. A professional brochure is not just a piece of paper with some information about your products or promotional materials, but also a specific business card of your company. That’s why you should pay attention to the design of a brochure, its style and color scheme. Therefore one of the most eye-catching design parts in the professional creation of a brochure is its shape. Of course it depends form the type of your business and company’s concepts, but the shape should be really unique and effective. In this way your brochure will not only fulfill the informative task, but also the promotional part of your marketing ploy. In this post you will see great examples of the most interesting and unusual brochure designs which have different structures, shapes and colors. Take this “brochure” inspiration and create your own!

Heavenly Creatures Brochure

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Chinese Zodiac Brochure

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Slovenian Writers

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North Star Fund

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Spring Inspired Picks of the Best New Desktop Wallpapers

If you are looking for nice and fresh wallpapers but you don’t want to spend much time trying to find the right ones for your desktop – our roundup will be really helpful! This great collection of the best free wallpapers presents you the most spectacular backgrounds in different topics and themes, starting from nature, flowers, animals and ending by cars, space and design 3D wallpapers. Each of them has amazing design, high quality and unique image. Usually we need to enlarge and diversify our personal set of wallpapers not only just to change the look of the desktop but also to give to our workflow inspirational and positive reinforcement. High-quality wallpapers therefore are not just the main background images, but the real works of art. Get hold on one of these spring inspired wallpapers to style out your desktop!

Macro water Drop Wallpaper

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Red Ferrari 458 Italia Rear Wallpaper

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