The CSS XML / RSS Button

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

You can make one of those orange XML or RSS buttons or icons without using an image with CSS. Here’s how:


.feed {
border:1px solid;border-color:#FC9 #630 #330 #F96;padding:0 3px;font:bold 10px


<a href="/rss/" class="feed">FEED</a>


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Graphics & Font Inspirations

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

2 new inspirational resources for Designers in the form of Graphics and Font styles.


This mag is predominately a showcase for vector artists. So there is plenty of eye candy and lot’s of fun work on display. There are also thoughtful and mature artists presented in the magazine as well. You’ll see extremely personal work, commercial work, and work that spans multiple genres. Each artist gets a full page and a link. So, if you really like a particular artists work you can learn more about them.

Font Magazine

This magazine promotes fonts, it also provides inspiration and commentary on design and visual communication. This magazine brings us interesting articles from a global perspective. It focuses on design that makes a difference in various places around the world in order to broaden our perspective on design.

Google Earth 4.3

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Get the latest version of Google Earth which has added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious. Version 4.3 adds day and night lighting, Street View, more 3D models, and faster rendering speeds.

Most of the interface’s real estate displays a rendering of the globe, which slowly zooms in on a satellite image of your destination once you’ve keyed it in. The control panel has changed again, but the real draw is the addition of Street View, an on-the-ground 360-degree look at the premises that users may recognize from Google Maps. Also gracing the virtual globe is an option to illuminate it in real-time.

Everything from roads and restaurants to crime statistics can be displayed; subcategories and individual items can be unchecked to show only what you need. Google’s driving directions are incorporated, and the user community has produced several nifty mods, including historical maps. There’s also integration with Google’s 3D rendering program SketchUp, which you can use to place buildings and other ornamentation in a real-life setting.

The only downside to the program is that it can consume a large amount of RAM.

Typography resource

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Designers have always experimented with Typograhy and its really tricky in thinking which font suits your design best and cover all the aspects of type settings. Check on through this website on qulaity resources of typography and various articles, and inspirations and all about fonts and its usage.

The mouse is 40 yrs old

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The computer device could be called as being the most “in touch” with humans – is the mouse, which turned 40yrs old on Monday 1st of December, 2008.

The first computer mouse, developed 4 decades ago, was a little wooden box with a single red button on top and a wire hanging from the back, because of which it was resembling to a rodent. And while computers have transformed from big white boxes to cool flat screens and laptops, the mouse has stayed the same.

It was designed by Douglas Engelbart, who was not a rich man as he never got any royalties because the patent expired before the mouse became a necessity.

Warzone Mumbai : 26/11

int_blog_academy,  Saturday, November 29th, 2008

In what is turning out to be India’s longest battle against terror, gunshots and explosions at Mumbai’s Nariman House, The Taj and The Oberoi continued to make headlines. Its been nearly 33 hours and the final verdict is almost ready to come out that ‘we are in control.’ But finally after about 60 hours of pain and horror the fierce battle ended in Mumbai.

I myself as all INDIANS have been closely going through the media sources, the videos and television updates and is terrified and feeling unsecured about the way things have been going on. Here are a collection of never before seen pictures of the terror attack and the efforts of the Indian Army, Commandos,  and all security personnel involved in controlling the situation.

Sources: Bharat Rakshak (Consortium of Indian Defence Websites)
Sources: Bharat Rakshak (Consortium of Indian Defence Websites)

Get ready for the 5 new innovations from IBM

int_blog_academy,  Friday, November 28th, 2008

IBM recently has been defining or advertising themselves through a TV commercial, where they are determined to innovate new concepts, methodes, procedures and more….

Check for yourself the 5 amazing innovations going to come.

Catchy Online Advertisements

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

I had been surfing my way through the vast world of internet and I thought I’d take a bit of a change from the regular showcases, web design tutorials and/or reference articles for one post and go through just some online advertising I really felt good about.
I hope that these ads will inspire you to think a little bit outside the box; because that is what makes them so appealing and interesting to me.

Bandaid – Sweat Proof

It’s trying to portray that Bandaid’s are so sweat-proof that they can be used for an undercover microphone been fitted on a program coordinators body.

Olympus Zoom

Its trying to portray the world famous binoculars from Olympus and specially the ZOOM factor, which is so good, and the object you are viewing appears to be right before your eyes or on the binoculars!

Surf-sparkling white

Surf leaves your whites looking so white that you can be used as a X-Ray light screen and save your hospital electricity bills!

Pedestrian Council of Australia-Dont Speed

The crossing itself has become the jail cell for the ‘pedestrian’ – who we can only imagine has ran over someone whilst speeding and as a result of his actions, has been sentenced. This obviously is more of a concept rather than a real case – but is a reality of what is possible if you break the traffic rules and speed off!

Project Management: Heads & Tails

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

What is Project Management?
Defining simply, project management is the discipline of planning, leading, monitoring and organizing a team and resources in order to effectively bring about the successful completion of a project based on predefined budget, time, quality, scope and resources allocated.

What is the project management life cycle?
There are generally four stages of the project management life cycle. These include Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project execution and control, and Project closure.  There can be more detailed breakups but I thought to just putting these up for every one related which will provide a clear definition and the process involved.

As I get more relative resource I’ll keep adding renowned theories of management gurus.

Behind the scenes for Web Design: Template Monster

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Web Designers always had a great affection for Template Monster and there Website Designs.  Here I’ve found a cool video for all you designers to see what actually goes on behind the scenes before a new web site design is developed and the effort put on.