10 jQuery Accordion Tutorials

You all know that it is really a complicated task to organize the content in the eye-catching way when you build a website. The layout of your website should be pleasant to eyes and not overloaded with extra information for your visitors to accept. Accordions can be of a great use when you want to present various sections of data in a small amount of space. jQuery is ideal for creating such accordions with the minimal amount of code, clean html and good looking images. 10 jQuery Accordion Tutorials from this list will help you build a custom accordion and give the useful tips on how to do it correctly. They will give you the better understanding of how to use jQuery effectively for the needs of you designs. Of course, you can find a number of good-looking accordion menus all around the web, but in these 10 jQuery Accordion Tutorials you will find the tips on how to build your own.

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Exactly How to Create a Custom jQuery Accordion

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Grid Accordion with jQuery

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Fashion Illustrations by Kelly Smith

The first thing that will catch your attention in illustrations by Kelly Smith is the special sense of style that interpenetrates each detail of the image. The gracefulness and the beauty are two main motifs of the wonderful artworks created by this talented Australian artist. She creates her illustrations by means of mixing various techniques like pencil sketches, painting and printing. While blending all this together, she achieves the mind-bending results like amazing pieces of art that feature the beautiful fragile girls. Her effective style has an impact on the viewer and leaves the lasting effect. Perhaps, there is some secret in these soft-colored illustrations by Kelly Smith, and you can try to find it out.

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Illustrations by Kelly Smith
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Illustrations by Kelly Smith
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10 Alternative Lorem Ipsum Generators

Simple “dummy” texts are familiar to all who work in web design industry. Lorem Ipsum generator creates a random text using Latin words and you paste that text into your pages to make design look close to real website. There are many different opinions concerning the usage of “Lorem Ipsum” and some designers argue that the dummy text is boring and we must use something new. Anyways there is always an alternative way to fix the problem and we are glad to show a few of these ways to you. Today you’ll see a list of 10 Alternative Lorem Ipsum generators which produce really funny and original texts. So if you want to spice your new designs with something wacky and remarkable than go ahead and try out one of these awesome generators.

Gangsta Lorem Ipsum

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Samuel L.Ipsum (NSFW)

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CSS Animation Tutorials and Resources. Roundup from DesignFloat

If you are not familiar with CSS Animation, it’s high time to give it a try. Here you’ll find the main guidelines and tips on how to take the first steps with it. CSS Animation Tutorials and resources from this compilation will show you the principles of traditional animation and explain everything through clear examples. For those who know a thing about it, this post will offer the useful advices on how to improve the skills and take the most out of them. You’ll be able to take a look at a more advanced use of CSS animations and learn more about it. So, get ready to learn fresh animation ideas and find out how to apply them to your own sites.

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A Masterclass in CSS Animations

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Enhance Your Sites with CSS3 Animations

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Glenn Jones aka ‘GLENNZ’ and His Hilarious Illustrations

GLENN from NZ=GLENNZ is the username of a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. This guy from Auckland, New Zealand makes pop t-shirt illustrations full of ironic style. Glenn Jones’ humorous vector designs touch some great topics and tweak them with truly creative approach. He himself initially worked as packaging and corporate identity designer, then focused on illustrations for Threadless and his own range of t-shirts at Glennz Tees. We’ve tried to gather some fun and engaging illustrations from Glenn – make sure to check them out till the bottom of the post to see how his style evolves. The rest of his creations can be found on Glenn Jone’s Behance profile.

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Direct Line

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Cannibal

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Self Maintenance – Retired Design

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Fractalius Photography. Dream-Like Effects

All of you have seen the mind-bending examples of Fractalius Photography, and some of you were interested in the ways of achieving this wonderful effect. To cut the long story short, I can tell you that Redfield’s Fractalius plug-in is exactly what you need to create such effective images. According to its technical description it extracts so-called hidden fractal textures of the given image and enables the users to turn simple photos into amazing paintings. Using this plug-in, you obtain an opportunity to play around with the different settings to achieve the cool look of your photos. As you see, it is quite easy to create such masterpieces of Fractalius Photography, using this plug-in. But before you start creating your own pieces of art, let’s admire this tiny collection of Fractalius Photography that will certainly inspire you for your cool works!

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Fractalius Orchidlius by rgb48

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1956 DeSoto Fractalius by hz536nGeorge Thomas

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Wildlife Illustrations by Cristina Penescu

The highly realistic style of the works by this author makes them extremely interesting for the viewers. One more interesting fact about these wildlife illustrations by Cristina Penescu is their technical execution. She uses a special scratchboard (masonite panel covered with white clay and coated with a layer of ink) and a sharp knife to create her masterpieces. With the attention to each detail she creates her photo-like wildlife masterpieces. If you look attentively at her artworks, you will notice that each of them consists of a number of tiny scratches that are layered one upon the other. You can find a wide variety of wildlife subjects, especially wild canids in her artworks, and all of them will capture your attention due to the realistic tone and the expressive beauty. You are welcome to admire these wonderful illustrations by Cristina Penescu just in this post!

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Majestic

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On The Prowl

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1000 Business Cards for Free [Giveaway]

Despite the bad fame that Mondays have, today we have some great news for you guys! Design Float Blog along with online postcards printing company have prepared a superb giveaway for our dear readers – 1000 business cards for free. We offer you to win the opportunity to win full color business cards printed on thick 14 pt paper stock. All the business cards are printed in high end facilities shared for commercial print jobs for large advertising agencies and global brands. The rules are very simple – just leave a comment to this post about why your business needs cards topic and don’t forget to specify your email in the proper field in the comments so we could contact you and let you know you’ve won (that means this has to be a valid email address). And don’t worry – we won’t share it with anyone, because disclosing private info is for dorks, which we’re not. The contest will last for 2 weeks and right after it ends the folks from 1800postcards will choose the winner with the help of Random Integer Generator.

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1800postcards is a company that has over 30 years of business experience as full service offset printers and over 200 years of combined knowledge in their production department and press rooms. The main facility is located in the heart of the New York City, with an additional web offset plant in New Jersey for their larger orders 500,000 and up. This makes it possible to print and mail the highest quality postcards on the market today. You’ll be amazed with the variety of the products because at 1800postcards you can order business cards, flyers, bookmarks, brochures, postcards, banners, CD/DVD sleeves, hang tags, stickers, photo books and many more printing products. Well enough ranting, it is time to start the contest – so let it begin right now! We are waiting for your comments and exactly in two weeks from now we will announce the winners.

3D Max Tutorials. Roundup from DesignFloat

Being a powerful software, 3D Max can give your creativity the required edge. Using it, you give your works the real touch and make them look close to reality. These realistic models that you get are created using special 3D Max effects. Whether you work with rendering techniques or character animations, 3D Max can be of a great use. 3D Max Tutorials are on the line today and you can always find all the required information in them. Whatever questions regarding this software you have, tutorials will explain everything and show it using clear examples. Browse this compilation of 3D Max Tutorials and learn more!

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50 Useful 3DS Max Modeling Tutorials

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Most Useful 3DS Max Tutorials – February 2011

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Give This Trick a Place in Your Passion! Cinemagraph Technique from Jamie Back

She covers all things fashion… Her name is Jamie Back and she’s a NYC based photographer. Apart from beautiful vintage-inspired ensembles that one can find on Jamie’s blog From Me To You, there are also some intricate cinemagraphs that all have a subtle and delicate area of movement. But how is she getting that animated gifs? How is it possible to make everything else stand still while only one or two things are moving? Perhaps by making sequence of images and then looping those still shots on that one object. Or it’s a kind-of fluid motion locally incorporated to capture a moment of time. That’s simply mesmerizing how she brings life to an image! Every single picture leaves speechless… They all transmit such a splash of stylish dignity, elegance, and taste. Just pure love for this gorgeous cinemagraph technique! Now you gotta love this too!

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