Joomla! Administrator Templates Themes and Extensions Hi folks, It’s truly with a heavy heart that I type these words: I’m retiring both AdminPraise and TapTheme. As I’ve been hired as a fulltime employee for a few years now, I’ve slowly had less and less time for AdminPraise and TapTheme, and have chosen to focus only on Projectfork outside of my job. With all the work I did on the Joomla admin UX for Joomla 3.0, it really defeated the purposed of AdminPraise moving forward. Joomla 3’s admin is essentially my final act for AdminPraise. Same goes for TapTheme; I worked extremely hard to get Bootstrap in the core of Joomla, knowing full and well that I was placing a shelf life on TapTheme since all Joomla sites will be responsive moving forward. When the store went down for AdminPraise and TapTheme I figured now was a good time to discontinue it. Again let me repeat: THESE FREE DOWNLOADS ARE NOT SUPPORTED, so users beware (and don’t email me unless you like a harsh lashing): AdminPraise Downloads: Download here TapTheme Downloads: Download here
My Favorite Handwritten Fonts Tons of new websites are being created everyday and it is noticable that if you want to be unique and stand out from the crowd you need to find creative ways of using type, pictures and other design elements in any kind of work you produce. For that reason I would suggest you give a try on handwritten fonts. Handwritten type are the perfect choice if you want to add some charm and personal touch to your work. With appropriate and well thought-out use of white space, handwritten fonts do bring your designs style and elegance. Nevertheless, you should avoid excessive use of handwritten fonts in your work because it can at times be hard to read. In this collection I would like to present you my favorite handwritten fonts. Jellyka – Estrya’s Handwriting License: Free for a personal use. Jenna Sue License: Free for personal & commercial use. Christopher Hand License: Free for personal use. Honey Script License: Free. Angelina James Fajardo Journal License: Unknown. Hand of Sean Rolina Note this! FFF Tusj
Create a Cool Ribbon Style Logo Graphic in Illustrator Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cool ribbon style logo graphic with gradients and effects in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll create the graphic as a vector design to allow scalability as a logo and add flat and mono versions to keep the logo versatile. Usually a logo project would involve lots of research in order to develop a brand that reflects the company, but for this tutorial we’ll focus just on the practical task of building a cool looking graphic in Illustrator. The design we’ll be creating features a continuous ribbon style shape wrapping to form a spiral. View the final ribbon style logo design Open up Adobe Illustrator and draw a long thin rectangle on the artboard. Press CMD+C to Copy then Paste in Front (CMD+F) a duplicate of the rectangle then select the top two points of the overlapping rectangle with the Direct Selection tool. Select both rectangles and hit copy, then paste in front a duplicate. Download this file
The Aesthetics and Practice of Designing Interactive Computer Events Abstract: Much confusion and hyperbole surrounds discussions of the aesthetics of interactive computer events. This essay works to clarify some of this confusion by analyzing the differences between interactive and non-interactive events, reviewing the variety of forms included under the umbrella term of interactivity, and investigating the theoretical rationales offered to support claims of interactivity's superiority derived from psychological, political, art historical, and technohistory sources. Building on this analysis, the essay suggests extensions to current GUI design canons that uniquely attend to interactivity as an aesthetic issue. It also investigates the challenges of the interactivity possibilities of emerging technologies. What is Interactive Multimedia? Multimedia usually means events that include some combination of sound (music and/or voice), still image (scanned and/or synthesized computer graphics), motion image (computer animation, cinema, and/or video) and text.
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The 35 Most Beautiful Websites in 2010 Today I present you with some amazing looking websites. In the ongoing struggle to build powerful online brands, people are becoming more creative every day. New artistic styles are emerging and web design as we know it is being transformed. The beautiful websites listed in this post are the perfect example of this concept. Take your time as you browse through these websites. The 35 Most Amazing & Beautiful Websites in 2011 If you operate a website or a blog then pay attention. Old Loft Nine Lion Squared Eye Bouladier Dara’s Garden Jeff Sarmiento Freelenz Level 2 Design Sensisoft Vimeo Dean Oakley Stoodeo Jiri Tvrdek Osvaldas Matt Dempsey Kinetic Technology Group Hull Digital Live HD Dialogix Black Moon Design Creative People Matt Salik Calypso Water Park Tori’s Eye Filcka Trinta Ewout van Lambalgen David Hellmann Tracy Apps Design Dripping Sunshine Creative Spaces Feed Stitch Prairie Fest The Great Bearded Reef 84 Colors Mail Chimp Group Reflection I already know what you’re thinking: “Nick. And you know what?
D'Angelico Guitars | A Legend is Reborn Create a Retro Folded Text Effect in Illustrator (+ Source Files) In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a Retro Folded Text Effect using Adobe Illustrator and adding some final options in Adobe Photoshop to create a nice presentation which can be used for your portfolio. This text effect is simple and attractive and holds a vintage 50′s look with the type of font used. Resources: Final Result 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Photoshop Options you can do 1. 2. Go into Adobe Illustrator and select all of the text effect with the Selection Tool. Download Source File Powered by Tweet to Download La petite révolution de l’intelligence collective Plus ludique que l'intelligence artificielle, l'intelligence collective, soit la mise en relation via le net d'une grande quantité de cerveaux humains, vient de réaliser quelques prouesses. Telle l'identification de centaines de cratères lunaires pour la NASA ou la mise en évidence d'une enzyme du VIH. À l'origine de ces nouveaux modes de recherche : le nombre d'heures hebdomadaires que nous passons, sur Terre, à jouer en ligne. Trois milliards d'heures par semaine. Le jeu est un élément important de notre société et nombreux sont ceux qui voient l’évolution vers l’homo ludens (homme qui joue) comme sa caractéristique majeure. Il sera question de crowdsourcing et de crowdsolving, d’human computation et de bien d’autres phénomènes aux noms barbares difficiles à traduire en français. Pour Markus Krause, doctorant de l’université de Brème travaillant sur l’intelligence collective et son utilité publique, humains et machines doivent travailler main dans la main :
The state51 Conspiracy 7 Tools to keep your Mac Healthy For the four years I’ve been using a Mac, I haven’t used a maintenance tool. All I’ve ever done was verify disk permissions, and maybe use Drive Genius to perform some optimisation. But even that was just something ‘extra’ and not necessary according to me. The real question is, can maintenance tools really help in getting your system speedy, healthy, and less prone to crashes? Maintenance A straightforward tool, as can be told by its name, Maintenance is a one window wonder. Ice Clean A much more comprehensive tool, Ice Clean is sort of your eyes into the system. When it comes to maintenance, Ice Clean can run the usual system scripts, disk verification and other forms of cleanup. MainMenu A no fuss application, MainMenu resides as an icon in your menubar. Onyx The big name in Mac maintenance, Onyx allows you to run a whole lot of maintenance scripts, along with cleanups of internet, fonts, logs, etc. MacPilot TinkerTool Cocktail Verdict
40 Examples of Brilliant Responsive Website Layouts Responsive web design become a very popular trend in 2011. It’s likely something we’ll see continuing well into 2012 as designers are beginning to support a myriad of mobile devices. Building layouts for the web can be tough, but inspiration is a huge factor. In this gallery I’ve collected 40+ amazing responsive website layouts. These designs are built to support a set of different resolutions and re-size accordingly. It’s tricky building this functionality in HTML5, even advanced web developers may not understand responsive design trends. Fork CMS Full View: Mobile View: SimpleBits White Lotus Aromatics 1140px CSS Grid Atlason 10K Apart Cognition Reverse Buro Sunday Best Dustin Senos Clear Air Challenge Owltastic 320 and up Yaron Schoen Build Guild Do Lectures Trent Walton Food Sense Sparkbox ribot Sweet Hat Club A Different Design Teixido Sasquatch Music Festival Electric Pulp Stephen Caver
80 Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and that is definitely true when it come logo design. A well-thought logo design can effectively use a simple icon to leave a deep enough impression for the public. Most logos communicate ideas to people, for instance the kind of quality services a company can provide for its customers. While there’s no easy answer as to what kind of logo design is the most effective and impressionable, it is probably intuitive to assume that creatively designed logos are more likely to stand out. Here is a compilation of 80 creative logos of different variety, all categorized under these groups: Wordmark, Symbolic, and Combined mark. Wordmarks As you shall see, these logos involve the creative arrangement and modification of words to enhance the name of the company they represent. Symbolic, Iconic & Combine Mark Using symbols and icons, the logo desingers attempt to establish an association between the brand name and the image.