30 Beautiful Music Websites for Design Inspiration

Apr 12 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 56 Comments

Music lovers often are sensitive to design. This probably explains why so many music websites are so wonderfully designed and inspiring.

In this article, you’ll be able to discover 30 beautiful music websites that stand out from the crowd.

Mx3

Mx3 screen shot.

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30 Creative Examples of Using Paper in Web Designs

Apr 11 2009 by Jacob Gube | 45 Comments

The utilization of paper as a design element in a web design is one of the most popular design trends. By using scraps of paper, cardboard textures, notebooks and notepads, a designer is able to compose an interesting and elaborate design. You’ll see paper used in various kinds of design components – in backgrounds, navigation menus, content areas, and all sorts of other web page parts.

In this showcase, you’ll see some of the best web designs that involve the use of paper elements and textures – for your inspiration.

Peace River Excursion

Peace River Excursion paper use screen shot.

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50 Stylish Navigation Menus for Design Inspiration

Apr 10 2009 by Jacob Gube | 39 Comments

A site’s navigation menu is one of the most prominent things that users see when they first visit. There are many ways to design a navigation menu – and since almost all websites have some form of navigation – designers have to push their creative limits to build one that’s remarkable and outstanding.

In this article, you’ll find a showcase of beautiful, creative, and stylish navigation menus for your inspiration.

1. netdreams.co.uk

netdreams.co.uk navigation menu screen shot.

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40 Exceptional jQuery Interface Techniques and Tutorials

Apr 8 2009 by Jacob Gube | 62 Comments

With the advent of JavaScript/web application libraries and frameworks, it’s become much easier to build interactive components for a site. For the folks that are unfamiliar with jQuery – it’s a popular, high-performance and compact JavaScript library/framework. jQuery will allow  you to reduce the amount of code you have to write for dealing with browser quirks, memory leaks, and repetitive code by providing you with a set of useful and highly-optimized and thoroughly-tested functions and methods.

In this article, we explore the strengths of jQuery in letting web developers create impressive client-side-based user interface components. Whether you’re looking for a particular interface/interaction pattern built on Query (like module tabs or modal windows) or you simply want to learn the library by engaging in step-by-step tutorials – you should be able to find something here for you.

Modal Windows

1. How to create a stunning and smooth popup using jQuery

How to create a stunning and smooth popup using jQuery tutorial screen shot.

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Stackin’ Bricks: 10 Free High Resolution Bricks Textures

Apr 8 2009 by JC Parmley | 11 Comments

Stackin' Bricks: a set of high quality bricks textures

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Best Web Design Gallery?

Apr 6 2009 by Jacob Gube | 187 Comments

There are a ton of web design galleries available on the web, and we’d like to know which web design, CSS/XHTML, Flash gallery you frequent the most to get inspiration and your creative juices flowing.

SnobbySlice leading image. Click to go to SnobbySlice home page.

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10 Useful Flash Components for Graphing Data

Apr 5 2009 by Jacob Gube | 29 Comments

Flash is an excellent technology for dealing with data visualization. It being client-side, it can reduce the amount of work your server has to perform in order to generate graphs and charts. Because of its robust ability in dealing with sleek and fluid animation and complex user interactivity, Flash is an excellent web and (and even desktop) application technology for dealing with graphing data.

In this article, you will find ten excellent Flash components that will help you in building stunningly attractive, complex, and interactive data visuals. These components will help you create an assortment of graphs and charts to aid in presenting otherwise boring and stale numerical data.

1. Open Flash Chart

Open Flash Chart Flash component screen shot.

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