The Top 5 Astronomical Events to Witness Before You Die In the age of internet, television, and Lady Gaga, it’s easy to ignore the dazzling displays the sky gives us every night. In ancient times, however, human civilizations based their entire calendar, and thus their way of life, upon what they saw in the cosmos. While humanity’s interest in astronomy has diminished over the centuries, the sky remains nonetheless spectacular. Few people have the time to go stargazing every night, but here are 5 celestial events so awe-inspiring, everyone must see them in their lifetime. 5. Perseid Meteor Shower
jQuery Plugins for Fluid Layouts/Responsive Web Design As we all know by now, when designing responsive websites, all design components will need to adapt to the device (from mobile browsers to netbooks and tablets) on which they are displayed and have to interact with. Serving a website to different devices can be done with the help of jQuery plugins. Last week I showed you some free and high quality responsive jQuery Slide and Gallery Plugins here on the gonzoblog. This week I’ld love to present you some free jQuery Plugins to dynamically arrange code blocks based on breakpoints, create responsive navigation menus and to resize your (background) images, text or videos. Actually these jQuery plugins are created for web designers and developers to add amazing effects and (extra) functionality to websites and/or apps. Below I have collected and categorized some responsive design plugins for you to use in your (next) responsive web design.
Nifty Dock tricks: Add spacers, temporary magnification, shortcuts Posted by Ant on June 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment The Mac OS X Dock is already extremely useful, but it seems there’s always something new to learn about it. Find out how to add spacers between Dock icons, temporarily reverse magnification settings, and more. The Dock needs no introduction. Since it’s so versatile, most Mac users use it every day as an application launcher and more. With this group of Dock tips and tricks, you can increase productivity and organization on your Mac.
Newsletter Design: 50+ Great Examples A good newsletter campaign can be a great way to inform your subscribers of all your company’s latest news, products and specials. In this post you will see some great examples of newsletter designs from various online companies. If you’re in need of some design inspiration, this post just might do the job. Want more articles on Email Newsletter Design ? Check out some of my previous posts: Email Newsletter Templates: 40 Hand Picked Premium Designs Jill Greenberg lighting setup and lighting diagram David Bicho's tribute to Jill Greenberg, using her characteristic lighting setup. Lighting diagram explaining the Jill Greenberg lighting setup This image is a pure tribute to the classic crying-images by Jill Greenberg. This is really showing the crisp and contrasty light of the beloved Profoto Giant (the huge umbrella). From the back, I use two strip lights and a hair light on a boom stand to create a “kicker” all around her silhouette. One gridded light on the black background (turns blue when white balancing to get nice skin tones).
Create Grainy Textures In Illustrator Creating grainy textures are great for retro illustrations, typography, and logos. Alternatively, you can incorporate these effects into compelling new styles. You can always scan in similar textures and Live Trace them in Illustrator, but you can pretty easily create this type of effect all inside Illustrator! Final Image Here is a sample image of what these techniques can do.
How to Make a DIY Ring Flash [Tutorial] Don’t have the budget to buy yourself a Ring Flash? Today one of our forum members Manzin (see some of his work here) shares a tutorial on how he created his own DIY Ring Flash. You like Ring Flashes but you can’t pay the price? Elephant Quest Description **Please install Flash Player 10.2, this seems to be resolving some issues for people. Thank you! ** Latest version is v1.09.
Castaway 2 Description ******* AGI GameSave Updated******* For those experiencing GameSave related problems please clear your browsers cache and reload the game. This ensures you get the latest version of the AGI which addresses these issues.