Hey bloggers and all web enthusiasts, we have got something new for your – 60+ Top Blogs from DesignFloat, the nice review of today’s blog activity and popularity from our site. We want to thank you for all interesting posts that you never stop submitting to us and we hope that their amount will increase in the nearest future. So, we have decided to select and review the most active and popular of your blogs and present them in this post. To be included in a rating is always a good sign of and it means that your blog is widely read and interesting for web users. In this post we have rated the blogs according to their popularity at our site – the number of posts that have hit the front page of DesignFloat defines the position in the presented list. Most of them are recently founded, but show excellent results and we are really interested in them. The most powerful blogs like smashingshare.com, noupe.com, 1stwebdesigner.com, wpbeginner.com are not included in this rating, we just mention them at the very beginning as the widely-known and popular blogs that submit cool content to us quite often. In other words, this post is a fresh look at the recently founded blogs and their rating.
It was founded by Waheed Akhtar, a Web Designer from Dubai. Today its high quality content is provided by the professionals from around the globe who share their experience.
We all know and we all love this cool design blog that provides us with great stuff on design, jQuery, Photoshop and more.
Bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers will find their inspiration in this top-notch blog. Only cool and professional stuff!
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People are falling mad about the iPad and this huge hype continues rolling along, being spurred by numerous tech-loving critters who make simply weird, wild things with the Apple’s tablet. On these videos, we’ve compiled to totally excite you, the iPad is being brutally destroyed by the baseball bat, golf clubs, axe, it is being blended, burned, drilled, run over by a car, used as a skate or wheel – folks simply rock to make our jaws dropped in a panic terror! Right now, those who didn’t see yet that outrage upon the precious Apple’s gadget could go ahead and watch these really cool and crazy awesome things people manage to do with the iPad.
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The photo is really cool when you can stay all day staring at it and admiring all its details. It can be called stunning when it gives you the desired inspiration and captures your attention for a long time. It should push your creative skills and be a source of great ideas and in this case it is undoubtedly inspiring. The awesome smoke photos always get plenty of viewers’ attention. Their unusual and mysterious mood makes them so impressive and interesting for us. While creating smoke photos the authors don’t use any special techniques, they only experiment with the shapes and colors. In these artworks the wonderful figments of imagination are brought into life in multicolored outlines and beautiful curved lines.
I hope you will admire the true beauty of the stunning art of smoke photos from this collection.
Silhouette by Kyra N a o m i
Hot Smoke by Prof.Dr.Hut
How do you spot a talented artist? Of course, you will notice him by amazing works that he creates. The works by Tiago Hoisel, digital illustrator from Brazil, are undoubtedly creative and perfect in their execution. As he mentions, most of his cartoon illustrations and caricatures are created in Photoshop CS3. It seems likely that these digital works are full of good humor, perfect details and sometimes even sarcasm. He is a good judge of souls and when he depicts a certain character he captures its mood and presents it in the most explicit way. In other words, he is the master who gives life to his works and makes the characters memorable. Perfection is the key point of these cartoon illustrations and you can see it yourself.
Let’s browse this collection of bright cartoon illustrations by Tiago Hoisel and enjoy his brilliant style!
Cell phones are one of the best inventions of all times and they have really changed the way we communicate pushing this process beyond the limits. Tracing instant evolution of this hi-tech product we can state that it evolves extremely fast changing its technical performance along with the design. And sometimes it is hard to say what is more important for the clients – design or performance attributes.
Modern cell phone is not that square piece of plastic with antenna and small screen, odd keyboard and acid-green micro-light. Still that sweet nostalgia makes us remember our first cell and how much we’ve loved that now-obsolete design. 1990’s were the epoch when phones have received bigger screens, abandoned aerials and antennas, became smaller and smarter. Also we can state the fact that in 90’s marketers understood that original design can boost your market share even without any extra technical advantages.
Today we can easily say that the 90’s cell phones are vintage because they represent a stratum of design history that have established modern vision of mobile devices. We gathered a collection of interesting designs that were popular back then and we are sure that some of these are familiar to you. It is really interesting to observe how cell phones evolved fusing technical improvement with design innovations. One more great thing about cells is that these gadgets have mixed and developed some dissimilar spheres like GSM networks, design singularities and software abilities.
We’ve picked models that have interesting design or were important milestones (on our opinion) but of course it doesn’t mean that our list can’t be updated with your suggestions – we are glad to hear what your favourite ones were in the comments section.
1992 – Motorola International 3200
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1992 – Nokia 1011
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Today’s roundup focuses on the posts about mind-blowing HDR photography and before we start, let’s find out what it is.
Is camera enough to make a memorable shot? Even when your camera is superb and you are a professional photographer, pictures turn out to be dull and inexpressive. Sometimes they only grab certain scenes as they are, but lack certain impressive elements. HDR photography is never dull, it features everything in the stunning way and evokes the viewers’ emotions. HDR technology transforms the bleak sceneries into the expressive by means of adjusting the shadows and playing with the dark and light parts of the image. HDR photos display reality in some fantastic ways and make it more appealing and eye-catching.
You can dive in the colorful paradise of HDR photography while browsing this collection of fantastic photos that are created using this technique.
While some people are trying to make things bigger, let’s now plunge into amazing miniature world and
bring an extremely sharp eyes to smaller and more intricate things. With today’s miniature art showcase we’ll cover a range of amazing visual experiences with particular emphasis on a diminutive size. Those miniatures we collected for you show just what a human patience and diligence can do. So please, enjoy these magnificent tiny creations of the world’s smallest art.
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The world around us is a huge mirror that reflects itself. Some objects reflect the others and at the same time are reflected somewhere too. Mirrors, glasses, lakes and smooth surfaces reflect everything around them and create stunning visualizations of the trivial things. Actually, the reflected images are the same as the initial objects – they feature the same size, but face some other way. At the same time, when the surface is not flat, the reflected objects gain the unusual shapes and it is even hard to tell what image is reflected. Sometimes it is really captivating to observe the reflective photos that display the original curves and shapes.
Creative reflective photos from this collection capture the wonderful scenes of the world around us in all its diversity. Let’s browse them and enjoy their beauty!
Wren Doing Battle with Gazing Globe by Lynnette Henderson
Reflective Tuba by Stuart Brown
If you have never seen her artworks, you have missed a lot. But we can help you to fill this gap – welcome this post dedicated to Daniela Uhlig, talented young CG artist from Berlin. The first thing that makes you surprised is the diversity of styles that are displayed in her works. Anime, Gothic, punk, pin-up, art nouveau – and it is not the whole list of the styles that are brilliantly presented in her output. She plays with these styles and in such a way creates the amazing pieces of art that feature the unique mood. The stunning creatures from her CG paintings are so detailed and amusing, that it is impossible to ignore them. One more thing that makes her works really incredible is a spice of humor that can be found in each of them. All her works dazzle with good humor, bright characters and genuine talent. Let’s enter this spectacular multicolored world of Daniela Uhlig and her CG artworks.
Web design for the world
One of the joys of designing for the web is that your work has an immediate global audience. It’s exciting to think that your designs can be seen as easily half way round the world as in your own home town. As well as being an exciting aspect of the web, this global reach also poses a challenge to designers. You need to be aware that different cultures view and consume the web in different ways.
You can overcome these cultural differences and build more accessible websites by considering a few important factors.
Content is the most important element of any website. Your visitors may find elegant design pleasing to the eye, but what they are really interested in is the quality of the content and how useful it is to them.
Providing content which is well-written and relevant to your target audience will be a big help to ensure cross-cultural accessibility for your websites. Remember that 75% of the world’s population do not speak English as their first language. It’s likely that your content will need to be translated at some point. Developing good quality content from the outset will make for a smoother translation process. For example, try to avoid slang, colloquialisms and abbreviations. Metaphors may also have different meanings in different countries.
When using images, video and other visual content, always be culturally sensitive. For instance, photos of scantily dressed models may be perfectly acceptable in Western cultures, but may be highly offensive in other parts of the world.