Archive for May, 2011

Hottest Web Applications of the Month – May

2011 is like the year of renaissance for the web. Each month, there are more and more great web applications released – on the web, Mac, Windows, Android, you name it! This is probably good as you got more tools and choices, but with hundreds and hundreds new apps released, it will be pretty hard for you to get the really good one to use.

web application may 2011 Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

To save your time wondering in the sea of new applications, we’ve put together a list of some new quality apps that came out recently, such as Lubith that generates WordPress theme without involving code, or BufferApp that lets you manage your Twitter efficiently, and even generator that produces privacy policy’s content for your website.

So, without further ado, let’s check out these 20 quality web apps we hand-picked for you this month. Full list after jump!

Fyels

Fyels claims to be the world’s easiest file sharing system. Just drag and drop the file you want to upload, and as long as you are well with 2GB limit, everything is great.

fyels Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

BufferApp

Buffer is an extremely handy tool for those who want to build a Twitter following, or who just don’t want to overwhelm their followers with too much information at one time. Basically, you just add all your tweets to your buffer and they get sent out at predetermined times. Very handy.

bufferapp Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

CSS3 Generator

This CSS3 generator is really handy whenever you need to knock something up quickly, or just want to look at an example of what code does. It got a bunch of different functions, and you can’t beat the price either.

css3 Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Tweepi

Tweepi is a great tool, currently free, that lets you manage your Twitter account very easily. You can easily follow or unfollow all sorts of people, based on all sorts of different requirements you set.

tweepi Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Simplenote

Simplenote is an incredibly helpful tool that syncs across pretty much any platform you can think of. As well as a beautiful, minimal web app, it can sync with iOS, Android, WebOS, Mac, Windows or even inside your browser.

simplenote Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

TeamLab

Teamlab is a free portal for your team. You can manage projects, collaborate with your teams, edit documents and more. And it’s free.

teamlab Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Coolendar

Coolendar claims to be a whole new planning experience. It turns your planning into simple, pretty lists that let you remember what you need to remember, when you need to remember it. You can organise it with tags, talk to it through Google Talk or email, and more.

coolendar Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Memolane

Memolane creates a timeline of your life. You can import you social feeds from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and a number of other services, and share this data with whomever you see fit. It’s also very beautiful.

memolane Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Meetin.gs

Meetin.gs is a new approach to organize meetings online. It lets you create agendas, share notes and materials, and integrates with a number of different web services. That means people actually know what is going on when they go to meetings.

meetings Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

ResizeMyBrowser

ResizeMyBrowser is a handy tool for resizing your browser window, so you can easily discover how that site or app you are working on will look on any device. It comes with a bunch of handy presets so you don’t have to remember all those different screen resolutions either.

resizemybrowser Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Nirvana

Nirvana is a GTD (Getting Things Done) app for the web. It’s like all other GTD apps you might know, except online, and very beautiful. It’s currently in beta, but you can sign up for an invite. Worth a look.

nirvana Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

PrivacyPolicyGenerator

As the name suggests, Privacy Policy Generator generates a privacy policy for your site or app based on the criteria you determine. It’s not something we think of often, but many websites really need them.

privacypolicygenerator Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Timetrack

Timetrack lets you do invoicing and manage timesheets online, and looks gorgeous in the process. Really handy for small businesses, and an alternative to things like Harvest. Worth a look.

timetrack Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Lubith

Lubith is a WordPress theme generator for people who don’t know or don’t want to create their own. You can drag and drop your way around the interface, and save the final product you use on your own site, all from your web browser.

lubith Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Apollo

Apollo is a Basecamp alternative that integrates project management and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) into one central location. You can also manage a range of different tasks from within the app.

apollo Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Jux

Jux lets you bring together a bunch of different pieces to make your own, personal website in no time. Similar to About.me.

jux Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Flow

Flow is task management for teams. It works anywhere with anyone so you have things organised in a jiffy. They also have an iPhone and Mac app if that’s what you’re in to.

flow Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Flipsnack

Flipsnack turns your PDFs into books that you can embed on any site, and you can flip through like you were reading on an iPad. An interesting way to display a range of different things.

flipsnack Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

LaunchList

LaunchList helps you keep track of all those little tasks you need to ensure to take care of before you launch any new site – something anyone who has ever launched a site will be very familiar with.

launchlist Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

Pen.io

Pen.io is an extremely simple tool for those times you’ve got an idea in your head that you want to share, and it’s nicely formatted too. It’s kind hard to explain, so check out this example.

pen Hottest Web Applications of the Month   May

That’s all for May, Stay Tuned!

This is going to be a monthly feature from now on, so if you have any great app you’d like to add to the list, here’s what you can do:

  • Leave a comment below,
  • Send a tweet to @hongkiat with hashtag #hkwebapp, or
  • Submit us via our tip submission form.

That’s all for this month, but we’d love to hear your suggestions for next month’s list, as well as your comments on apps we’ve featured this month.

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20 Absolutely Epic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation Artworks to Ignite Your Imagination

In this post, I will showcase 20 Absolutely Epic Sci-Fi Photo Manipulation Artworks to Spark Your Imagination. I personally love sci-fi works and I think the surreal styles that those works presented are simply stunning – not to mention the techniques that those artists used in simply top-notch.

The majority of these artworks utilise Photoshop, with additional 3D rendering tools (such as blender and cinema 4D). I hope that by observing those works, you can find inspiration and learn how artists mix elements and manipulate various images to form surreal effect.

Here goes the list, enjoy!

That’s it for this post! Hope you enjoy those works and find them inspirational. Till next time, have a nice day!

Action Photos: 30+ Photos that Amaze and Inspire

Some of the most intriguing photographs are those that perfectly capture a moment during intense action. Well-timed photos stop the action and present an amazing  perspective. In this post we’ll showcase more than 30 different examples of outstanding action photography.

Action photography can be extremely challenging in order to get quality results, so the photos shown here should serve as inspiration to demonstrate what is possible.

To see a larger version of the photo or to see more work from the photographer, click on the images or the credit links below each photo and you’ll be led to the source.

Action Photography

Photo credit: Andre Arment

Action Photography

Photo credit: Achmad Hariyanto

Action Photography

Photo credit: Tristan Shu

Action Photography

Photo credit: Muhammad Fadli

Action Photography

Photo credit: Ario Wibisono

Action Photography

Photo credit: Andre Arment

Action Photography

Photo credit: Batoev Anton

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nick Rudnicki

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nick Rudnicki

Action Photography

Photo credit: Shazeen Samad

Action Photography

Photo credit: Risquillo

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rhys Logan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Andy Parant

Action Photography

Photo credit: Herve Loire

Action Photography

Photo credit: Orazio Scuderi

Action Photography

Photo credit: Tribuana

Action Photography

Photo credit: Suren Manvelyan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Herve Loire

Action Photography

Photo credit: Daniel Malmberg

Action Photography

Photo credit: Arpad Ikuma

Action Photography

Photo credit: Suren Manvelyan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Michael Jakesz

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rhys Logan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rhys Logan

Action Photography

Photo credit: Oliver Smith

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rene-Pierre Normandeau

Action Photography

Photo credit: Rene-Pierre Normandeau

Action Photography

Photo credit: Ken Hermann

Action Photography

Photo credit: Ken Hermann

Action Photography

Photo credit: Nat Sakhonbut

Action Photography

Photo credit: JudliLiosatos

Action Photography

Photo credit: Giopic

For more inspiration from photography please see:

Xerox: For Real?


Bad art direction and the flimsiest of wrists have the bellhop losing his grip.

Thanks goes to Christoph.  The original was found in Denver Airport. If you can't see the PSD, you can click here.



Weekly Design News – Resources, Tutorials and Freebies (N.88)

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Better Image Management With WordPress

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Textify – Visualize images using HTML text

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jQuery Plugin tagedit – Tageditor

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PhotoSwipe – Image Gallery for Mobile Devices

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Create a Grid Based Web Design in HTML5 & CSS3 (Tutorial)

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How to Create a Set of Hand-Drawn Design Elements (Tutorial)

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Sn Boldface – Free Font

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Corporateclean, a free PSD Template

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Surface iPhone UI Kit

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Free Black UI Kit

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Bokeh Photoshop Brushes

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