Mar 30

24 Kick Ass Free Fonts in Different Styles

24 Kick Ass Free Fonts in Different Styles
It has been a long time since we posted our last resource sharing article. Since the last article receives great popularity; we decide to share much more awesome resources in this post. Today, we are going to share some really kick ass designs for free fonts.
Font is an indispensable part of graphic design and website design. Beautiful fonts are always essential to draw the attention of visitors. Fonts color and style should be coordinate with the whole project. Different style brings different feelings; the retro style brings historical and aged taste; the modern style creates young and fashionable atmosphere. So we categorize the collection into different styles for your inspiration.
Retro style (suitable for traditional, classic and historical websites)
Forty Seconds Street
Andes
Grogy
Marcelle
Dymaxion Script
Carnivalle Freakshow
Riesling
Modern Style
Oasis
VAL font
VAL font—orange
VAL font—drop
File free font
Kilogram
Handwriting style
Mustang
Octember Script
Two Turtle Dowes
Brankovic
Pappo’s Blues Band
Bruxi
Sunday Morning Garage Sale
Asian style
Asian Guy
Chinese Calligraphy Style Font
Chinese Takeaway
Japanese Style Fonts
You can download your favorite font via the link. If the above fonts really bring inspiration for your design project, you are welcome to use Logo Maker to design your own style fonts. Logo Maker provides rich resources and templates in different categories for you to choose. It is a professional helper for font design. Check this page to get 10% discount for Logo Maker.

It has been a long time since we posted our last resource sharing article. Since the last article receives great popularity; we decide to share much more awesome resources in this post. Today, we are going to share some really kick ass designs for free fonts.

Font is an indispensable part of graphic design and website design. Beautiful fonts are always essential to draw the attention of visitors. Fonts color and style should be coordinate with the whole project. Different style brings different feelings; the retro style brings historical and aged taste; the modern style creates young and fashionable atmosphere. So we categorize the collection into different styles for your inspiration.

Retro style (suitable for traditional, classic and historical websites)

Forty Seconds Street

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Mar 13

Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0—Comprehensive Shape Editor

Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0—Comprehensive Shape Editor
Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0 is officially released! As the latest version of Mac Flash Decompiler, we add comprehensive shape editor in shape panel to modify the existing shapes.
In terms of Flash design, shape editing is an indispensable part. Powerful shape editor helps designers to come up with excellent work. So here it is, we provide a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) shape editor in version 7.0 with comprehensive functions.
Shape editor is located in shape panel. You can edit shape in following ways:
A. add, delete, copy, paste, select, transform, group, align shape element in the preview window;
B. set single color, gradient color or bitmap fill color for the enclosed area or the border line of the selected shape.
C. import and export .gls file (shape file format of Sothink SWF Quicker & Sothink SWF Easy);
With shape editor, Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0 meets the basic need for shape editing, color choose and format import/export. It combines editor and SWF decompiler together. You can edit SWF in new WYSIWYG shape editor and make brand new Flash movie in minutes.
Except for the shape editor, Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0 also improved in other ways. The new version enhances SWF to HTML5 converting function and supports Flash CS 5.5. As HTML5 <canvas> supported by all the major browsers, more designers have to take care for both SWF animation and HTML5 animation. So we improve SWF to HTML5 converting function to meet the ever increasing need. Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0 supports Flash from CS3 to CS5.5 and ActionScript 2.0/3.0.
Users are welcome to download and have 30-day free trial.
More information about Mac Flash Decompiler 7.0.

Sothink SWF Decompiler for Mac 7.0 is officially released! As the latest version of Mac Flash Decompiler, we add comprehensive shape editor in shape panel to modify the existing shapes.

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Mar 06

Making HTML5 Banner in Flash Creation Way

flash-banner-makerToday I will share you a lazy way to keep up with the latest HTML5 technology. You still can remain your familiar way to create Flash banner, but output both HTML5 banner and Flash banner results as you like. This amazing Flash/HTML5 banner maker is Sothink SWF Easy V6.6.

As we know, the emerging HTML5 technology has aroused the argument that Flash will be replaced by HTML5. Since everything is possible in such a fast-paced age, we cannot precisely predict which technology will win. However, currently more and more websites begin to adopt the HTML5 specifications to code their pages. So it is necessary for you to make more HTML5 format web animations.

For those web designers and web developers that have used Adobe Flash for many years, changing to HTML5 way to create interactive content for web maybe a frustrated thing. Have you thought about finding a tool to make HTML5 interactions with your familiar Flash creation way?

SourceTec Software successfully offers a solution. Now it releases Sothink SWF Easy 6.6 – Flash/HTML5 Banner Maker V6.6 – a formerly sophisticated Flash banner maker, now also acts as a personalized HTML5 banner generator. This upgrade version adds the big enhancement to support HTML5, which means from now on, you are no longer need to make the annoying choice between Flash and HTML5. Once you have SWF Easy, you not only can remain your comfortable style to make animations, like banners, e-cards, presentations, etc., but also output the final arts as either Flash or HTML5 format, totally depend on yourself. Worth to have a try, isn’t it? Download Free Banner Maker Trial >>

Jan 17

Top 5 Web Design Mistakes

We could produce of a list of 50 top web design mistakes but lets limit this list to 5, to get to the point and help you speed the recovery of your site. As always, please comment on this list in case we’ve missed something you feel is more critical.

1. User doesn’t know what the purpose of your site is within 5-7 seconds.

Most users will give up soon after that quick window vanishes…   You already know what you site is there for, so you take it for granted that the user knows too. But often they don’t, and boy oh boy when it comes to those ‘integration solution’ type businesses that appear to do everything and nothing all at once, it can sure be confusing.

A user should never have to work to figure out what your site does. Take that to the bank.

2. User has to wait for your site to load.

Again, users are impatient. Unless your site is a cult design site that users know will be worth waiting for, it’s an epic fail to make ’em wait more than 5-7 seconds for the site to load. Many will say “3 seconds max, loser!!”.

Given all the places where latency can slow things down, don’t assume the user has the same lighting fast  fiber connection that you do.

If you are a design house and want to show off, give the potential client (everyone who comes to your site is a potential client) a “work examples” page on your site where they can see your seriously tricky Flash work…but don’t lose the potential client before they see your work. Continue reading

Jan 17

Top 30 Most Important Web Technologies

This all comes from Builtwith.com – which is a really engrossing site full of web trends and analytics that will leave your head spinning as you try to make sense of it all.

See below this chart for an interesting trend in Google Adsense too!

Name Type Websites Usage % Change %
IIS Web Server 28,408,510 22.82 0.03
ASP.NET Frameworks 27,327,098 21.62 0.03
PHP Frameworks 26,056,938 36.65 -0.03
jQuery JavaScript 24,636,038 33.58 0.04
Google Adsense for Domains Advertising 16,040,583 1.84 0.03
Shockwave Flash Embed Frameworks 8,541,143 14.02 -0.08
RSS Feeds 7,784,774 19.98 -0.07
Frontpage Extensions Frameworks 6,867,908 12.33 -0.07
Limiter Modules Server 6,411,848 12.1 -0.08
Auth Passthrough Server 5,770,257 10.57 -0.07
Really Simple Discovery Feeds 4,807,263 12.04 -0.06
IIS 7 Web Server 4,625,688 8.31 0.03
WordPress CMS 4,489,002 11.63 -0.07
Pingback Support Feeds 4,244,904 10.83 -0.07
Live Writer Support Feeds 4,241,365 10.54 -0.06
Atom Feeds 3,173,484 6.22 -0.04
Google Adsense Advertising 2,775,213 10.36 -0.02
WordPress Plugins Widgets 2,771,895 9.28 -0.05
AJAX Libraries API CDN 2,155,279 8.86 0.03
Ubuntu Server 1,775,256 2.41 0.05
Passive Localization JavaScript 1,330,312 4.73 -0.29
Facebook for Websites JavaScript 1,216,712 8.14 0.03
YouTube Media 1,053,488 2.49 -0.04
jQuery UI JavaScript 925,740 5.28 0.03
jQuery Cycle JavaScript 779,449 4.1 0.02
Google Plus One Widgets 304,080 5.31 0.02
Hover Intent JavaScript 291,579 1.67 0.02
jQuery CDN CDN 109,038 0.42 0.02
jPlayer Media 2,724 0.11 0.02
SiteSpect Analytics 628 0.06 0.05

From: http://www.coolhomepages.com/Top-30-Most-Important-Web-Technologies/blog-144.html

Dec 26

Sothink SWF Editor V1.1–Direct Editing of GLS Data for SWF Developer

We are very excited to inform you that SWF Editor is upgraded to version 1.1!

SWF Editor is designed mainly for users to fast edit SWF files. With SWF Editor, you can get rid of the complicated Adobe Flash tool to execute changes. Instead, you only need to open the SWF in SWF Editor, and then fast locate the target tag value and change it as needed.

swf-editor-interface

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