13 Websites with Mind-Blowing jQuery Effects

Posted By  | on October 22, 2010 | in Inspiration13 Comments

The battle between Flash has been raging on for the past year or so, with Steve Jobs and his friends at Apple making a strong case for a Flash-less future. And while HTML5 can do some pretty awesome effects, it’s not up to standards yet. Flash has always been buggy, and a lot of users often have Flash disabled for various reasons. Enter jQuery.

jQuery has gotten exponentially better over the years (and it was already awesome to begin with) and it is truly amazing to see people push it to it’s limits and beyond. There are so many websites out there that at first glance you would instantly take for Flash because of the sophistication of the animations.

1. Cafundo


2. Jacob O’neal

Jacob O'neal

3. Appear


50 Fresh and Inspiring Dark Web Designs

Posted By  | on October 20, 2010 | in Inspiration5 Comments

Several months ago we showcased a list of 50 Inspiring Dark Web Designs to show that how dark colors are a really good option when comes to web design. The list was so inspiring and commented on that we decided to do a new one with another 50 inspiring dark web designs. So here they are, 50 new examples of how some sites are using dark colors as main elements of their design. Enjoy.

1. No More Dedicated


2. chilli


3. Digital Labs


150 Best Social Networks Sections on Designers’ Websites

Posted By  | on October 19, 2010 | in Inspiration4 Comments

Once again, let’s talk about the issue of social media bookmarking and sharing – this time we’ll feature the range of social media sections to see how creative designers are currently building their online social presence.

Apparently, social icons (if skillfully accomplished) add rich interactive elements framing any design work in a way different and personalized. They give an individual tone assembling the infinite perfect surrounding for social mediacommunication. Notice the attention to details in proportions, calculated typographic spacing and size, various color effects – everything is done to positively impact the design of a website. By the way, if you haven’t seen our previous post about 150 Best Social Networks Sections on Designers’ Websites, then you should go and take a look at it.

Thereby, having done a total overhaul of the social media icons designs, we are trying now to break the mold and introduce a unique and fresh range of new 150 megaforced social networks sections which express a true appellation character. Time to kick off, so please buckle up and enjoy the ride – here they go!

1. Lbsquat.com

social icons design - Lbsquat.com

2. Baneydesign.com

social networks sections - Baneydesign.com

3. Core-engine.com

social blocks - Core-engine.com

20+ Design Jobs and Disciplines Explained with Examples

Posted By  | on October 15, 2010 | in Inspiration11 Comments

Have you ever wondered what types of designers and design jobs there are “out there”? The big familiar disciplines are graphic design, web design, interior design and fashion design, but there are many other lines of work in which a person can be classified as a designer. Whether you are a student looking at a career in a design related field and need some direction or are a designer wondering what other fields are out there, take a look at this post to get a better idea. By the way, I unabashedly borrowed these descriptions from Wikipedia which (fortunately) makes use of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike license.

1. 3D Modeling

In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling (also known as meshing) is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of object (either inanimate or living) via specialized software. The product is called a D model. It can be displayed as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering or used in a computer simulation of physical phenomena. The model can also be physically created using 3D Printing devices.

2. Advertising

Advertising is a form of communication intended to persuade an audience (viewers, readers or listeners) to purchase or take some action upon products, ideals, or services. It includes the name of a product or service and how that product or service could benefit the consumer, to persuade a target market to purchase or to consume that particular brand. These brands are usually paid for or identified through sponsors and viewed via various media. Advertising can also serve to communicate an idea to a mass amount of people in an attempt to convince them to take a certain action.

3. Animation

Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. It is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in a number of ways. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program, although several other forms of presenting animation also exist.

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