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We’ve already posted some beautiful bokeh textures in the past. Today, we are featuring several websites which use the effect of these textures as a background of their design. Bokeh effect is becoming popular these days. Many graphic designers are applying a blurred background in their design because its transparent hazy effect sharpens the details and contents of their website. Aside from that, the colorful and beautiful textures of bokeh look really dynamic and appealing to the eyes.

Here’s some of the Amazing Websites Having Bokeh Effect for your inspiration. Hoping that you’ll find them useful in customizing the design of your website. Enjoy!

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HTML5 Globals and You

Much has been written on the big ticket changes in HTML5, like forms, semantics, and media, but information on the less splashy changes is sparse. While global attributes aren’t the most sexy change of HTML5, they are the change that you will be using over and over and over as you migrate to the new specification.

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How to Build a Beautiful Calendar Widget: New Premium Tutorial
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In today’s premium tutorial and screencast, I’m going to show you how to build a slick calendar widget. We’ll using CSS3 to give it a shiny look and feel, and then add some pretty neat functionality with JavaScript. Become a Premium member today to see this and many other tutorials!

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PaperArt100 in The Beauty of Paper Art

The times when paper was considered to be the primary medium for artistic expression is long gone. Many writers and designers use digital media to improvise and develop their ideas. However, there is something particuliar in this “physical” canvas — something that keeps us getting back to paper when we want to brainstorm ideas in a notebook, doodle around in a sketchbook, collect inspiration in a scrapbook or just draw some sketches for the next project.

In fact, paper is even more powerful than that. It is a very flexible medium. You can use it paper only for giving your ideas and feelings forms, but also as an expressive medium for creative artworks formed out of paper. You can create a sharp-edged paper plane or ship, but also form twisted curves of nature or

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This industry moves fast — really fast! If you’re not careful, you’ll be left in its dust. So, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the coming changes/updates in HTML5, use this as a primer of the things you must know.


1. New Doctype

Still using that pesky, impossible-to-memorize XHTML doctype?

  1. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN”
  2. http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”&gt;
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
	"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

If so, why? Switch to the new HTML5 doctype. You’ll live longer — as Douglas Quaid might say.

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Final Product

As Richard Tape has begun to show in his part 1 and part 2 articles on Becoming an ExpressionEngine Superstar, EE is a flexible and easy to customize CMS. Now that everyone has some understanding of how EE works, I thought I would take this opportunity to show a relatively real world example of creating a dynamic Google Map powered by EE.

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Pr24 in 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Photography Skills

Photography is a wonderful hobby enjoyed by lots of people all over the world. It’s a very enjoyable passtime, but also a very technical one. There’s a bewildering range of cameras, lenses and accessories, and photographers also have to get to grips with computers and image editing software packages. It can get very confusing, especially for newcomers to the hobby, and there always seems to be something to new to learn, even for experienced photographers.

With this in mind we’ve put together a list of over 50 free resources that will be useful to anyone involved in photography. We’ve compiled a list of the best and most comprehensive websites that will help you get the most out of your photography equipment. You’ll find a gold mine of articles on equipment and technique, plus advice from some of the most active and well-known professional photographers practising today.

We’ve divided these websites into categories for easy reference, but please bear in mind that many of these websites deal with more than topic. Many talk about both photography techniques and camera equipment, for example. We’ve categorised them according to how we think you will find them most useful. The resources section at the bottom of the article has links to more articles about photography websites, so check them out.

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