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Saturday, April 30, 2011

8:18 AM

Adobe Photoshop Top Secret 1 - 5 DvD

How to Become a Photoshop "Black Belt"-Fast!

Just released by Mark Monciardini, Photoshop® Top Secret™ is an Extreme Training Course that teaches you, step by step, how to create cutting-edge graphics and special effects with Adobe® Photoshop®. This student-friendly home study course includes four DVD-ROMs with over 16 gigabytes of video tutorials and project files. It also comes with a full-color gallery book (printed, not pdf) that shows the end result of each project in the course. You can look, learn, practice, and master these advanced techniques wherever you may be, without the need for expensive classes or tutors.
Create Posters, Movie Covers, Surreal Graphics and More!

The course will teach you how to become the ultimate Photoshop® "black belt" for fun and/or profit. You'll learn how to create top-level special effects for eye-catching movie posters, album covers, book jackets, brochures, mailing pieces, magazine covers, article illustrations, and a tremendously wide range of print ads and Web site graphics.

Movie Poster Design I Create a popular people montage seen on many movie posters. Movie Poster Design II Take an ordinary house and turn it into a Sci-fi Movie Poster. Movie Poster Credits Tips and tricks on creating a real “Credit Block” for movie posters. Dark Faces How I created my creepy Image that has been
in Magazines and Ads. Breaking Apart Create the illusion that a face is falling apart. Dream Scene Montage Create an elephant with wings and place it into a futuristic world. Stone Portrait Create a “Stone Bust” out of a portrait for a killer special effect. Surreal Images Create a creamy foggy mist over water and rocks. Dream Skin Create a fantasy woman with henna art and dream skin. Special Effects Learn how to create orbs, fireballs and jellyfish like creatures.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

10:03 PM

HTML5-Powered CSS Framework: Less

Less Framework is a lightweight CSS framework for building flexible multi-column website layouts.
It contains an eight-column grid optimized for a line-height of 24px & a set of typography presets based on the golden ratio which is parallel to the grid’s vertical rhythm.

Web pages created with the framework collapse smartly into a single column in modern browsers & on small screens.
Less Framework uses the HTML5 enabling script by Remy Sharp & optionally there is a JavaScript function provided (requires jQuery) included which mimics the function of min-device-width for browsers that do not support it.

9:52 PM

Slim jQuery Form Validation Plugin: Ketchup

Ketchup is an easy-to-customize (in means of appearance & functionality) jQuery plugin for validating user inputs on the client-side.

The plugin works by inserting the validation rules inside the markup, just like:

Ketchup jQuery Plugin

It comes with a bunch of ready-to-use rules, including: required, min/max length, number, URL, e-mail & much more where new ones can be created as well.

Using Ketchup, it is possible to combine validations (a field can be both required & e-mail).

Although the default setup of the plugin is very satisfactory, like mentioned, it is possible to create a new look & feel (which is easy with the documentation provided).

Requirements: jQuery

Thursday, September 17, 2009

9:24 AM

Powerful CMS For ASP.NET Kentico CMS

Kentico CMS is a powerful, flexible & complete content management system that is built with ASP.NET.
It has various modules that make building any type of website possible from blogs to e-commerce or wikis to social networking.

The application comes with an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor for creating/editing the content.
One of the unique features Kentico offers is the worklow management. It allows you to control the process of content creation & modifications by creating custom approval steps (like proofreading, editing, approval, etc.).
Kentico is multilingual & can manage multiple websites from the same administrator panel.
It has an API that allows you to script any Kentico CMS operation (like creating a new document, user or even the whole web site) which is great for integrations with any 3rd party software. On the other hand, with the modules integrated, there is almost no extra function needed. Here are all the modules it offers:
which simply show what the application is capable of.
And, these are not all it has. Kentico generates SEO-friendly URLs, has full-text search support, a powerful role-based security system & much more..
Besides the paid versions, it offers a limited free version which is ideal for smaller websites. The free edition have no time limitation & can be used even for commercial purposes with no additional cost. It can be downloaded from here.

Kentico CMS is reliable and stable product & I didn’t came to any bug. But if that occurs, the company promises to fix it within 7 working days, furthermore they plant a tree in the name of the client who finds the bug. You can read more about this interesting initiative here.
The product can be evaluated by downloading the TRIAL or FREE editions. Other way is to use the Virtual Lab service which allows you to test-drive Kentico CMS on-line, without installing anything on your local PC.
P.S. This post is a sponsored review.
Requirements: ASP.NET 2.0+ & MSSQL 2000/2005/2008 support
Compatibility: All Major Browsers

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

12:21 AM

Wireframe Magnets For Easy Prototyping (DIY Kit)

Konigi, a must-bookmark resource for UI designers, is sharing a handy "do-it yourself wireframe magnets kit" for easy whiteboard prototyping.
They are based on the Konigi wireframe stencils and includes 3 sheets of elements (form elements, HTML editor, etc.).

How To Create Them?

Simply download and print the PDFs on to magnet sheets, optionally laminate them if you intend to use with dry-erase markers, and finally cut them out.
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12:16 AM

Create Mobile Applications With Just HTML, CSS & jQuery: jQTouch

jQTouch is a jQuery plugin for creating mobile applications with just HTML, CSS & JavaScript.
It comes with native animations, automatic navigation, and themes for mobile WebKit browsers like iPhone, G1, and Pre.

It can be setup in a few minutes & totally customized with the selector options.

It has 2 ready-to-use themes:

  • default Apple theme
  • jQTouch theme
and new ones can be created with less effort.
The plugin offers page history management and CSS3 page transitions including 3d flip. Also, it easily allows applications to run in fullscreen mode with custom icons and startup screens.

Requirements: jQuery
Compatibility: Mobile Webkit Browsers

Sunday, July 19, 2009

11:54 PM

Free Flash Social Bookmarking Component

Flash Bookmarks is a free Flash component for integrating social bookmarking links to any website easily.
It supports the most popular sites like Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Facebook, Google and Reddit.

The look & feel of the social bookmarking menu created with the component is totally customizable. It is possible to change:
  • the icons to be displayed
  • the size of the icons
  • the aspect of the hint text for the icons
  • details regarding the bookmarked data.
Flash Bookmarks can be both added by drag’n drops from the component panel of Flash or by code (AS3).

Compatibility: AS3, Flash CS3+, FlashPlayer 9+