CSS Button Tutorials and Techniques. Roundup from DesignFloat

Every single element of your design matters when it goes about its effectiveness. Special attention should be paid to each of them in order to create user-friendly design that results in effective interaction of the visitors with your website. Stylish button designs, for example, can help to enhance their usability. When they are effectively displayed, they will not be missed by users. Today’s post is dedicated to CSS button tutorials and techniques – everything you need in order to learn how to style buttons using CSS. We hope that these resources will help you to find simple and effective ways of creating the desired CSS buttons. Also feel free to take a look at 20 Essential CSS3 Tutorials

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20 Must Learn Button Tutorials in jQuery and CSS

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20 Useful CSS3 Button Resources and Tutorials

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In the Realm of Lego Fantasy: 40 Staggering Lego Constructions

Things come and go as fads – Lego will always remain! There will always be a room for Lego play while it has a strong appeal among kids and adult fans as well. Being everyone’s favorite toy with all its vague allusion to childish nonspecific and infinite imagination, it has imminently become a basis for a range of impressive sculptures – complex, massive and certainly jaw-dropping. Lego keeps maintaining novelty and interest to millions of Lego users worldwide and we simply get astonished of their incredible creativity and of how they manage to bring together thousands of the piles of colorful plastic bricks to eventually come up with fascinating models. What we’re going to show you today are some of the awesome Lego constructions of actual objects, characters, and personalities who were being replicated with the help of tiny Lego bricks. Keeps your eyes open for these exciting new things!

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Incredibly Magnetic Water Art

A lot of contemporary artists show real obsession with water art and it can be easily noticed from their portfolios. They create the magnificent works of art using water patterns and a bit of inspiration. The results turn out to be wonderful and unbelievable and we admire the ethereal figures, amazing flowers, mind-bending splashes that are captured vividly by their authors. Some of these works are photo manipulations, the others are just simple photos that are taken at the right moment. Water art is a vast ground for inspiration and it is rich for brilliant examples. So, I have decided to share these amazing artworks with you. Let’s browse them!

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Doberman Studio Water Art

Water Art

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Watermelon by by Advertising Agency Spot JWT

Water Art

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From Russia with Love – Soviet Ad Posters

Today we have a little bit unusual post because you can’t see these posters in a real life – they are all history now. The Soviet Union was and will be a mystery for the rest of the world and even now, 20 after the “iron curtain” has fallen, we still have a chance to find out more new and interesting facts about this historical phenomenon. The collection of vintage soviet ad posters that we’ve featured on our blog contains artworks of soviet illustrators that nowadays can be easily called real masterpieces. We’ve tried to deliver you the simple translations of the posters’ meanings, but if we were wrong – please feel free to inform us about that.

Ice-cream Ad Poster

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Beer Ad Poster

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Matches Ad Poster

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Adorable Cats by Valery Khlebnikov. The Day of Russian Art

Hi our dear readers, I want to dedicate this post to the wonderful artworks of the well-known Russian painter Valery Khlebnikov. His popularity has spread far beyond Russia and his works have gained appreciations from a number of French and German collectors. The harmonious unity of Valery’s love for pets and painting is presented in his art in the explicit way. You can easily find the fancy mixtures of reality and the artist’s imagination in his amazing world of animal images. It is always captivating to browse the cats from his artworks that feature the people’s characters, feelings and emotions. You will certainly enjoy their radiant smiles, genuine tears and beautiful dreams. These wonderful works of art are not only undoubtedly inspiring, they gladden the eyes with bright colors, kindness and happiness. These adorable cats by Valery Khlebnikov will move away your bad mood and bring the feeling of real happiness. Let’s browse them!

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Cats by Valery Khlebnikov
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Cats by Valery Khlebnikov
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Web Design Trends for 2011. Roundup from DesignFloat

For the last year web design has undergone fast evolution and it is clearly seen from a number of captivating and memorable designs. The year has passed and it has brought plenty of new ideas and aesthetically pleasing designs, but today we should think about the new face of tomorrow. What are the new directions of web design? What other exciting trends are waiting for this sphere in the upcoming year? We should know enough about them to get ready and be in step with them. Of course, it is hard to predict everything, but we want to offer you some interesting ideas about the web design trends for 2011 in our weekly roundup. Let’s go ahead and see what these upcoming trends are.

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Top 5 Web Design Trends for 2011

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Web Design Trends in 2011

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Visual Manipulations in the Art by Christopher Haines

If you possess the passion for art and design, you will certainly agree with me that this creative artist is worth your attention. I speak about Christopher Haines, Australian designer, who brings into reality the breathtaking works full of fertile imagination and originality. Speaking about his output, it should be mentioned that the visual effectiveness of his works is hidden in the manner he presents them. He uses the mixture of 3D art, photo manipulation and inspiring surrealistic motif in order to create the stunning image that catches attention of the viewer the first time he sees it. Starting at a black canvas, he is able to create the special mood of the scene from the inspiring CG illustration that become a piece of art. I offer you to start and browse this post that features visual manipulations in the art by Christopher Haines.

Atargatis

Art by Christopher Haines

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Sports Soccer

Art by Christopher Haines
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Eye Candy Japanese Anime Art

Japanese anime has spread throughout the world and has become incredibly popular. It is hard to find a person who has never seen or just heard about anime. It possesses the original style that makes it so captivating for all fans. Today there are a lot of variations of animation and each of them features the special artistic style with distinctive stylistic elements. These styles vary from one artist to another and if you look attentively at some examples of Japanese anime art, you will certainly find out its author or studio according to the peculiar features.
Today I want to share with you the typical Japanese anime art created by digital artists. Here you will find everything you like about anime: cute characters with large sparkling eyes and big hair, elongated limbs and radiant smiles. I hope that you will like these eye-candy inspiring images.

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World is Mine by redjuice999

Japanese Anime

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Shinobu by redjuice999

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Top 10 Free Games for iPad

Though it looks like the peak of the iPad-mania is gone this hi-tech device is still holding its positions in the geeks community. Mobile games are getting more and more popular by growing their quantity and quality. Our today’s list contains 10 awesome games that you can download from your iPad absolutely for free. We wanted to satisfy various and whimsical tastes of gamers and have included various types of games but it doesn’t mean that there are no more great free stuff for iPad. So have fun and don’t forget to say which one is your favorite.

1. Star Wars: Imperial Academy

It is time to become an elite Storm Trooper! Start competing against your fellow recruits in a 4-player deathmatch battles throughout the Star Wars universe.

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2. Paper Toss

Simple yet addictive game for all office bored employees – you have to crumple a paper and toss it to the trash can. Amazingly realistic sound effects, innovative control and other cool things about this game just won’t let you go.

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The Compilation of Incredibly Collectable Vintage Airline Posters

Airline posters aren’t the new kid on the block in the world of advertising. For a long time already they’ve been those incredibly sought-for antiques regarded as being of incredible interest to the collectors. Now we’ll offer the compilation of several early and indeed fine examples of vintage airline posters that heralded the introduction of new planes in the air, dating to the mid-19th century. For sure, in their own unique way they promote the comfort and excitement of flying. Just see that unusual imaging and the use of bright contrasting colors depicting famous global landmarks in an abstract style peculiar to poster design. Amazing examples of world airlines collectibles!

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