50 Intuitive Dashboard UI Designs This post brought together a showcase of intuitive, stunningly beautiful dashboard concepts & designs to help inspire you. If you’re about to start a project that deals with data visualization, hopefully this collection will give you some inspiration into how you can show your information in a useful, simple and uncluttered way. This Stunning Star Wars Concept Art Will Take You To A Galaxy Far, Far Away Top Photographers Photos From 2013 Tweet Now 2013 is coming to a close we have put together a collection of some of the best photographers photos from year. Take a look and tell us which one you like the most. Photograph by serhei @ Panoramio Photograph by NinjaViking on reddit Photograph by SCOTT HOTALING Photograph via Sick_Nerd_Baller on reddit Photograph by jareyjareyjareyjarey on reddit Photograph by Megan Whiteley Photographer Unknown via Triplen01 on Reddit Photograph by LIN TUN/Leopard Photography Photograph by Roeselien Raimond Photograph by Jeff Schultz Photographer Unknown via Reddit Photograph by HALEY LUNA Photograph by Adam Klukowski Photograph by JENNY DEAN Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Photograph by RADO GADOCZI Photograph by Randy Kokesch Photograph by SPRENG BEN Photograph of KAWIKA SINGSON Photograph by PEDRO SZEKELY Artwork by Nuxuno Xän | Photograph by Rosali Rodrigues Photograph by The Cambrian Hotel Photograph by Trey Ratcliff Photograph by naturen-ar-fantastisk.blogspot.com Photograph by KEENPRESS Photography
10 Things To Do When Launching A Site - Webvamp Please note that this guide only lists things that you should do when launching a site and not during the build process. I expect you to have already executed a good build process with testing of code, following standards, observing accessibility guidelines, checking in different browsers and correct navigation heirachy. 1. Check HTML/CSS Validity Check your site one last time to make sure it is valid to the WC3 guidelines. 2. Ensure that all pages on your site have unique page titles that accurately describe the page content. Google will only show a maximum of 66 characters and many browsers wll cut you off after about 75, so ensure you put the most important information at the start and have it make sense to the user. 3. Go through your site and ensure that any forms you have fully work and submit the data to the correct location/person. For e-commerce sites, double and tripple check that any order or payment processing forms are working and that they are set to live payment gateways.
95+ Best Premium Responsive HTML5 Website Templates 2014 2inShare CSS3 and HTML5 are two of the coolest things to come along within web design for a very very a long long time. Whats not to love? And the best thing of all? The major browsers are now catching up and giving support. Below you will find a collection of visually basic templates, but with all of them fully packed and enriched with CSS3 and HTML5 goodness. Yummie – One Page Animated Parallax HTML Template “Yummie” is a responsive one page parallax HTML & CSS3 Cafe Template. Nivan – One Page/Multi Page HTML Template Nivan, a Fresh and refreshing choice for all kinds of the Agencies & Creative workers out there. Uno – Personal Portfolio & Resume Page HTML Template Uno is a super clean, modern and responsive personal page for both your resume / cv and your portfolio including a fully working contact form and social share and follow. Calliope – Clean Responsive HTML5 Template Akwamarin – One Page Parallax HTML Template Akwamarin is a 100% responsive & parallax one page template.
Breathtaking Surreal Self Portraits by 20-Year-Old Rachel Baran 20 years old U.S.-based photographer Rachel Baran creates powerful surreal and conceptual self portraits … Rachel Baran Top 10 Websites for Visual Inspiration If you are a designer or simply love browsing all over the Internet don’t waste your time on useless websites. There are many great websites with visual inspiration to help you develop new ideas. The Internet enables us to learn everything we want and also gives us an unlimited amount of resources and inspiration for free. Here are top 10 websites that can fulfil your procrastination needs and offer all sorts of inspiration – from tutorials and inspirational stories to the latest news and trends on design, art, architecture, lifestyle and more. From Up North Form Up North is the resource for design inspiration. Designboom Designboom represents a valuable source of visual contents. Bored Panda Bored Panda is a highly visual oddities magazine dedicated to showcasing the world’s most creative artworks, offbeat products and everything that’s really weird or wonderful. DesignTAXI DesignTaxi talks about design, art, photography, technology and pop culture. Abduzeedo Designspiration Niice We Heart It
33 Epic Ways To Stay Creative Creativity always tries to lurk through the actions and find a way to express itself. It’s really disturbing when we know we are creative, but we push away the good habits and build a solid wall on the path of creativity. However, this is neither fatal nor final. When we say he or she is creative, we conclude that the individual is able to express their emotions under the best light. Today we will focus on the 33 epic ways to stay creative. 1. Making lists is one of the best ways to discover and break down anything into smaller pieces. 2. Got an idea, write it down. 3. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should start today. 4. But first, read the rest and start with epic creativity. 5. Sometimes we need to relate to an imaginary or spiritual world. 6. “I’m no good, I am failure and I let everyone down.” 7. Take a break. 8. I know some of us belong to the group of “retarded whales” when we sing, but that shouldn’t stop the rock star inside us when we take a shower. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
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25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 2. Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.
Negative space logos It’s hard to beat a clever use of negative space. Here are 35 or so logos that use white space well, along with the designers/agencies responsible. A.G. Low Construction logo By Rebecca Low Martin Newcombe Property Maintenance logo By buddy Nexcite logo By AmoreVia Blair Thomson American Institute of Architects Center logo By Pentagram Ogden Plumbing logo By Astuteo WWF By Sir Peter Scott, modified by Landor FreemanWhite logo By Malcolm Grear Designers The Brand Union logo By The Brand Union Egg n Spoon logo (same day couriers) By Thoughtful Human logo By Social UK Dolphin House logo By Ico Design Eaton logo By Lippincott (thanks, Brendan) Elefont logo By Logo Motive Designs USA Network logo By Sean Serio CultureBus logo By Pentagram Carrefour logo Original design examined by Miles Newlyn (thanks Rianna) Henri Ehrhart monogram (shameless) View the design process on David Airey dot com Sinkit logo By smashLAB Guild of Food Writers logo By 300million ED logo By Gianni Bortolotti Conception logo By The Chase