IPad. Weekly Roundup from DesignFloat

The previous year was marked with the release of iPad and it surely became the gadget of the year. This cool new tablet has gained wide popularity and today we are waiting for the launch of its second version. What is waiting for us? Of course, it will feature the improved design, more power, updated iOS plus one more present that will become a real surprise for all of us. While we are waiting for iPad 2, let’s recollect once more everything we know about iPad and refresh all the useful information about it. Everything you may want to know about iPad you can find in the following roundup from DesignFloat.

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Top 10 Apple iPad Apps to Watch


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Apple iPad 2 Review – First Look, Design & Features


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Creative Hang Tags with Exclusively Crafted Styles

Have you ever thought about how a product can show a commitment to quality? Most likely, an elegantly printed hang tag plays an important role in here to make product line look more professional. Apart from pointing out some critical information like product specifics, some care instructions, prices or whatever else, they add to the physical appeal of the product instilling the confidence on the brand and lending a perceived value to the selling items. Custom hang tags in the following showcase feature differently shaped sizes including diamond, rectangles, ovals, besides they’re made with a careful typographic styling, the finest paper and printing to suit certain applications. Now see this fun set of assorted hang tags that tell interesting stories about the products on which they are attached. With accuracy in every detail, such nicely manufactured labels incorporate creativity and style.

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Barcode Architecture: Amazing Stripy Buildings

It is clearly seen that barcode themes have gained great popularity in the contemporary art and design. We have already presented you the posts dedicated to barcode art: barcode graffiti, street art, bar code artworks from various artists. Today we continue this series and here is the next post that features the barcode theme in architecture. Amazing buildings from all over the world are created using the barcode lines in the designing of the front. Among them you can find not only the typical black and white barcode color palette, but a number of other buildings painted in all the colors of the rainbow. Metal, glass and even digital surfaces make these buildings noticeable and interesting for the tourists from all around the world. Now it’s time for you to admire these cool examples of barcode architecture.

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Bar Code Building, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Digital Beijing Building

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Surreal Satirical Art by Pawel Kuczynski

Surreal paintings are usually more than just canvases that depict some objects and sceneries. They imply some subtext, some hints at the ideas that the author has decided to present in them. The same goes about the wonderful artworks created by the talented Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski. Among his works there is a number of thought-provoking masterpieces that make you think a bit before passing on to the next one. It should be mentioned, that his art was exhibited at the international cartoon contest (got the 1st prize) and got the highest prize of the cartoon contest “Uzdrowisko” (Poland 2005). Now it’s time for you to appreciate these satirical cool artworks by Pawel Kuczynski.

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Website Navigation Tips and Best Practices

Website navigation is a mighty tool that helps your website to complete a number of improtant tasks. First of all it provides aesthetic qualities of the UI and creates pre-conditions for positive or negative UX of your website. Secondly well-thought website navigation is a hidden marketing trick that influences a lot on conversion rates. Perfect navigation must be intuitive and simple but it is not that easy to create design that would have such navigation system.

Actually there are many various techniques and methods that would help designer to create a really unique and efficient navigation. The main trick here is not to confuse a visitor and be sure that your solution can be clearly understand by anyone. So your navigation must be user-centered because any website must sale, deliver information or simply interact users and engage them to make some actions. Now let’s explore some techniques that might help you to improve your website navigation as same as UX.

Menu Subtitles

Adding subtitles to the main navigation menu has became popular technique and we must admit that it gives some amazing results in the process of improvong your websote’s navigation. First of all it gives great aesthetic value that would be noticed and appreaciated by your visitors. Secondly it makes your navigation more usable and adds extra information. It means that you can put in subtitles either your sub-categories or more descrptive information about this category.

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Adobe Fireworks Tutorials + Useful Tips. Roundup from DesignFloat

We all know what is Adobe Fireworks and what it is good for. Though some experts say that it is overshadowed by Photoshop, it is really a useful tool for creating vectors, CG artworks, prototypes of websites. When you explore thoroughly this tool, you will see that it comprises a number of other useful features. Mastering Adobe Fireworks will not take you a lot of time and it is one of its main advantages. If you have already tried it, this roundup with the latest tutorials dedicated to Adobe Fireworks will show you the new ways of working with this tool. We also mention some tips and information about Adobe Fireworks that may become handy for you.

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50+ Excellent Adobe Fireworks Tutorials

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35 Excellent Adobe Fireworks Tutorials

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Turning the Spotlight on Rainbow Logo Designs: Showcase

Let’s get a tiny bit illuminated this once and turn our spotlight on kickass creative rainbow logos! With logo designing entailing constant doses of inspiration, now we introduce our showcase of vibrant multicolored logos that rightly display vivid brand identities. These days in fact many designers resort to using multiple colors in logo designing, perhaps owing to endless opportunities it gives. However with a deficiency in limits sometimes it’s rather challenging to find a proper focus. Now we try to make our round-up embrace the variety of manifold styles and creative ideas for you to find some effective ideas revel in the splash of catchy colors.

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Recently Published Retro Photoshop Tutorials

Today we are going to focus our attention on retro Photoshop tutorials. They give answers for various questions and show step by step the process of creating stunning images. If you want your works to get the old-fashioned and ramshackle look, these tutorials will show you all the necessary tips and tricks. Of course, the search in Google can bring you a number of retro Photoshop tutorials, but sometimes you don’t have enough time to do it. Today I present you this post that is really your time-saver, ‘cause it features the latest retro Photoshop tutorials from the web. This tiny collection is exactly what you need to create the amazing work with stylish retro look.

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Retro Colors Photoshop Tutorial

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Retro Text Effect – Photoshop CS5 Tutoria

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Cool Barcode Art by Scott Blake

Today you can find more than 30 amazing barcode portraist of famous people in his portfolio. The name of this artist is Scott Blake, who is known for the popularization of barcode phenomena.His first barcode piece was created near the turn of the millennium and it was the image of Jesus. He just played with the shapes, made mosaic patterns of barcodes and in such a way he achieved creative and original images. In a short period of time this technique became an internet thread and it could be found in a number of resources. Scott Black became really famous, got prestige awards and his works were shown at various galleries. Today I want to share with you some of his really cool artworks. Let’s admire them together!

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Barcode Oprah

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Barcode Bruce Lee

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Curvy Roads from All Over the World – Inspiring Photoset

There are no roads that would be more attractive and spectacular than those that have the mesmerizing and dangerous turns. One by one, thee turns lead you to the top of the mountain or pave the your way trough a valley. Today we’ve collected some extremely impressive roads from various parts of our planet and these roads are famous for their beautiful “shapes”. I wish I could someday drive one of these miraculous routes. These shots bring us powerful visual aesthetic values along with inimitable philosophical notions.

Super “S” curves in Taiwan

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Highway 42, Northport, Wisconsin, US

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