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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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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...

5 Reasons Bloggers Don’t Need SEO

By: Deepu Balan on 11/3/12 12:23 AM No Comments »
Whether you just started up a design resources blog or you’ve been writing on yours for years now, you’ve probably heard of SEO, also known as search engine optimization. Sadly, today many blogger focus so much on SEO that they forget about what’s important – creating content. If you’ve been focusing a lot on your SEO efforts, and ignoring your blog content, I wanted to give you five main reasons you don’t need SEO. #1 Visitors are Humans When people think of SEO, they often think of ways to “game” the Google search engine. See, you’re already doing things wrong […] Continue Reading...

Landing Page Elements that Can Drive Real Conversions

By: Deepu Balan on 10/29/12 5:57 PM No Comments »
Product pages where your targeted visitors land is without a shred of doubt is the most important section of your website as it drives the sales and keeps your business going. This is the page where the visitors decide whether they are going to buy the product or just walks out. Since they are going to pay for the product or service, a slight mistake can kill the conversion. Now, do not curse your luck if you find that the visitors are not converting. There are things that you might have overlooked and eventually disappointment creeps in. But this should […] Continue Reading...

Few important web hosting tips for your website

By: Deepu Balan on 10/25/12 5:29 PM No Comments »
If you are new to running a web site and you want to learn effective web hosting strategies then you are in the right place. Similar to any file, a web page is also a file which requires a computer to store it but you cannot use your personal computer, as web page is intended to be get accessed by the general public, due to which it requires much higher specifications and must be connected to the internet through a powerful link. The powerful computer used for saving is known as a web server and this method of making websites […] Continue Reading...