Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
As a child, I remember my older brothers going to skate, and I used to find those skateboards pretty awesome. It's incredible how those old school skateboard designs were so darn cool...
Today we get to see a bunch of really well designed boards, but most of it doesn't have that same spirit of coolness, rather than just "well designed" or pretty. I vote for more old school design nowadays. These are all from the collection of some guy (I didn't find his name), and there are a bunch more at his site, so you should really go there check them out. I hope you enjoy these, and if any of you out there designs skates, please, remember these the next time you do your thing. Cheers! ;)
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Hello, everyone! I'm Paulo Gabriel, a 25 year old designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I have worked as a webdesigner since 2006, but websites and blogs have been a hobbie for me since 1999. Here in Abduzeedo, I try to bring only the hot stuff for you... and hope that all of you enjoy my posts! For more cool stuff, you may also follow me on Twitter.
BestBookmarks presents a list some 60 very impressive caricatures, Though these works were created by a variety of artist, they all explore the theme of popular culture.
60 Stunning Caricatures on Best Bookmarks
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
One of the great things about CSS is that you will never ever tire of all the new and refreshing ideas that you will find stumbling through the web design community. Everyday a developer somewhere has improved or perfected on a technique.
For today's news round-up we feature five new CSS techniques, each different in its own way, and all very useful and insightful.
The CSS gradient feature was introduced by Webkit for about two years but was rarely used due to incompatibility with most browsers. But now with the Firefox 3.6+, which supports gradient, we can style create gradient without having to create an image.
This post will show you how to code for the CSS gradient to be supported by the major browsers: IE, Firefox 3.6+, Safari, and Chrome.
With all these CSS3 effects and tutorials popping up every day that show all the new and wonderful things we can make happen, we sometimes forget about poor little old CSS2.1 and the great potential it still has. In this tutorial, they will be going over how to create flexible and advanced hover techniques using CSS2.1 properties.
For those of you who don't know, a vignette effect is a discoloration on the edges of an image. The technique involves a few divs, a bit of simple CSS, and a whole lot of fun.
These buttons employ a couple of useful CSS properties. Most importantly, gradients, for which we use -webkit-gradient and -moz-linear-gradient. Secondly, we use border-radius and -moz-border-radius to make the button round.
For a bit of added depth and eye candy, I have added a subtle drop black drop shadow above the text using text-shadow and around the whole button using -webkit-box-shadow, -moz-box-shadow, and box-shadow.
Posters of famous and classic movies are very popular on the internet, however I've been noticing more and more designers doing reinterpretations of these posters, most of them are simply awesome I could say that much better than the original ones because they sort of manage to convey the ideas in a much simpler way. Well, now that the movies are very well-known it's much easier too.
For this post, that I had to divide in two parts due the amount of amazing pieces I found, I will show you some of them, including my favorite ones from Youseff Ibrahim with his minimalist and stylish work.
Ibrahim Youssef - http://www.flickr.com/photos/heemaz/