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Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

Today, CSS3 has become a buzzword of modern web designers and developers around the globe. With its ground-breaking features, CSS3 has made a profound impact on the web designer community by making the lives of web designers easier and fun filled. Here in this post I am going to explain such a cool CSS3 feature called :target Pseudo Class. By playing around and experimenting with the :target pseudo class, I have developed a cool looking pure CSS dropdown menu. This ...

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My first wordpress plugin – Delicious Bookmark Button with realtime bookmark count

del.icio.us needs no introduction, and if you still do not use delicious bookmarking service, there is something obviously missing in your life! Delicious is a famous social bookmarking site that has achieved rapid popularity and growth ever since it was being purchased by Yahoo Inc in 2005. Delicious is my all-time favorite bookmarking service. Many features have contributed to this, including the website's simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for ...

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Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset - PriceTag Style

I am really happy to present my first FREE icon set here, which was actually created to use in my personal blog, but later I have decided to share it online. There are total 18 social media icons including twitter, facebook, linkedin, orkut, myspace etc... and it comes in two sizes of transparent PNG 24-bit format. The photoshop source file (PSD) is also included, so that you can modify and create different versions if required. And they are all free, ...

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Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

It is said that 70 to 80 percentage of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. A major portion of this time is exhausted on downloading all the external components in a web page including, stylesheet, images, scripts, flash etc. An extra HTTP request adds 200+ milliseconds to a page (worldwide average). Since most of today’s browsers limit about 3 or 4 parallel requests at a time, a page with so many external references can cause the ...

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RGBa vs Opacity: The Difference Explained

To be able to effectively handle the alpha transparency or opacity of a particular element purely using CSS/HTML was the dream of any web designer. Because, with alpha transparency or opacity they can make visually more beautiful and easily maintainable websites with less effort. Now with CSS3 we can achieve these using properties such as RGBa and Opacity. What is RGBa? In addition to RGB (Red Blue Green) CSS3 has introduced a new feature to color setting, which is called RGBA. ...

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Bookmark printing designing and personalizing

By: Deepu Balan on 02/7/13 1:58 PM No Comments »
The rapid advancement of computers and technology has changed the way the world thinks. Today, the word bookmark is a method of saving and storing the path or link to web pages in a single online location for future access or for sharing with other Internet users. But, conventionally a bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of card, leatherette, or fabric, used to keep the reader’s place in a book and to enable the reader to return to it with ease. Other often used materials for bookmarks are leather, metals like silver and brass, silk, wood, and cord. Many […] Continue Reading...

Five reasons to use dashed or dotted lines in web design

By: Deepu Balan on 01/8/13 9:08 PM No Comments »
By now, it is clear for everybody that the design of a webpage should be as simple as possible, in order to transmit the right message, to make the user feel comfortable and to offer great experiences for everybody. However, this doesn’t mean that everything should be boring and devoid of interesting elements, just to display this effect of simplicity. This article will tell you more about the dashed and dotted line trend and will offer you a few reasons why one should pick this path. Therefore, you should have a look at this article, and you should learn more […] Continue Reading...

Mascot to give a makeover to your old and boring website

By: Deepu Balan on 01/5/13 3:06 PM No Comments »
So, you have been trying your level best to make your website stand out from the rest by tweaking the color combination of your website, making changes in the structure or playing with the position of the logo. But even after hours of hard work, the design looks pretty much the same. Yeah, I know how frustrating it. So, rather than treading the same route over and over again, you can try something new if you are hell bent on giving your website a complete makeover like designing a Mascot. Yeah, you have seen them in Olympics and even in […] Continue Reading...

Showcase of inspiring postcard designs

By: Deepu Balan on 12/18/12 10:50 PM No Comments »
Postcards are still a very vital medium for product promotion and brand building. Conservative marketing techniques using postcards, flyers, brochures, business cards etc are still very widely used for product / service promotion. These days Postcards are very widely used by marketing folks in every company to reach out to their existing and potential customers. A very well designed and beautifully printed postcard is very important for the success of any marketing campaign. A beautifully printed postcard will make the customers excited at first sight. Today there are so many quality online cheap postcard printing services, through which anyone can […] Continue Reading...

Beautiful brochure designs for your inspiration

By: Deepu Balan on 12/15/12 11:34 PM No Comments »
Brochures are mainly used to introduce a company or organization, and to inform about its products and or services to a target audience. A Brochure can be used to advertise a product, service or an event by the company or the organizers. These brochures are usually distributed by mail, handed personally or placed in brochure racks. Even in modern era where everything is done online, printed brochures play a very vital and important role in brand building. Brochure printing is a very vital factor in the process, it is the print and paper quality by which the public judge the […] Continue Reading...

Collection of stunningly beautiful and realistic pencil sketches

By: Deepu Balan on 11/25/12 12:38 AM 1 Comment »
Creating photo-realistic drawings simply using a pencil requires real talent. Here I have collected more than 20 stunningly beautiful pencil sketches created by some of the most creative and talented pencil artists around the globe. Most of these images are very high quality art works which are best suited for 48 hour print with right permission from the owners. All of these beautiful pencil drawings are linked to its original source. The drawings are bookmarked with the original URL, each of these image has its own copyright terms of usage. If you’d like to use one of these images, please […] Continue Reading...