Sunday, June 27, 2010

Slideshows In Web Design: When To Use Them

Slideshows or carousels are becoming more and more popular in modern web designs. Carousels are essentially slideshow navigations, in which the content rotates vertically or horizontally (hence the name “carousel”). To rotate the navigation, users need to click on one of two toggle elements (usually a left/right or up/down arrow). Depending on the toggle element selected, the content is rotated in the desired direction.

Instead of clicking through various sections of the website for their favorite stories, users can quickly skim through the available stories without vertical scrolling or unnecessary mouse movements. The result: users save time, and the carousel focuses their attention sharply on the content, instead of on interacting with the browser. Such slideshow navigation is often used on entertainment websites and big blogs, but designers also make use of it in their portfolios to showcase their work in a more interactive way.

Let’s take a look at some common places where the sliders are often used.

1. Portfolios
When designing a portfolio, there are many different ways to organize your projects. One good way is to use a slider. Using a slideshow to showcase different images from a single project is even more common. Some websites will use it to slide through each project, and each slide brings you to a more detailed description of the project.

2. Slider of Information
Sliders are very popular on home pages of corporate websites. They are very useful for showing important information about a company. Generally, corporations will include an explanation of what the company does, a brief preview of the products, an explanation of what sets their products apart, and many further user options.
Take a look below at the excellent use of the slider technique on This home page slider contains information explaining Mint and what you can do with the service. Also included are graphics, which provide a nice visual to back up the information. This is a very good use of the slider and is extremely convenient for new users on Mint looking to learn more quickly.

3. Featured Blog Posts
Many blogs use slider galleries to feature top posts. It is a great way to show many top posts and not take up too much space. By fitting numerous featured posts into a smaller element, you are allowing more space for other content.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fathers Day Song

Father's day is known as the ideal occasion to show one's appreciation for the loving soul named father who contributed his entire past to make our present and future. Well, what can be a suitable way than melodious Father's day songs to effectively verbalize the beautiful expression of thanks? You may need a song to add to your DVD slideshow ? or a song to play when dance with your father? If you are not able to choose a song, then you can also take the help of the following list.

Folk and Indie Father Songs

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
Gracie – Ben Folds
Rock/Pop Father Daughter Dance Songs
Sweet Child o' Mine – Sheryl Crow.
Daughters – John Mayer
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
How You've Grown - 10,000 Maniacs
You Got It – Roy Orbison
Thank You – Led Zeppelin.
Dancing on Daddy's Shoes - Leon Redbone.
R & B and Jazz Father Songs
That's How Strong My Love Is-- Otis Redding
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
Daddy – Beyonce
Country Father Daughter Dance Songs
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Through the Years – Kenny Rogers
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
There'll You'll Be – Faith Hill
I Loved Her First – Heartland
Unforgettable--Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
My Girl – The Temptations
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Which song will touch your father's heart? Hope they will like it! Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

2011 father’s day Homemade gift idea

Father's Day (June 20, 2010) is a good opportunity to express your love and appreciation for Dad. It is important that fathers are honored in a special way. Don't buy your father another tie this Father's Day! Try to make a unique Father's Day gift to surprise "The Hero of Your Family" this year. Telling him how much you care about him. Following are the homemade father's day gift ideas. I hope it helps.
I love you Father's Day Poems: If you can write creatively, write a song or a Father's day poem reflecting your feelings for dad. Get it framed and gift father's day poem on Father's Day.
  • Make  Father's Day DVD ift: This is the best Father's Day gift that preserves memories and will last for a long time and can be recollected from time to time.
  • Homemade Father's Day Greeting Cards: Father's Day is the perfect time to honor your dad, who works hard to raise you up. To tell him in words how special she is for you. Both printable cards, home made cards, and Father's Day Ecards are available, just express your true feeling for the hero of family.
  • A Personalized Scrapbook for Father's Day: One of the most creative and thoughtful gifts is a scrapbook. Make a digital scrapbook and print out to send as an unusual yet practical Father's Day gift.
  • More general Father's Day Gift: relaxing & supportive bed rests, personalized desk accessories, custom art print skins for the iPhone, golf club drink dispensers as sweet Father's Day gift.

Make Daddy a DVD to Express Gratitude - Homemade Happy Father's DVD Gift

Just be creative. Gather up old photos and videos, interview with family and friends, write a grateful Father's Day poem, finally record these into DVD playable with any standard DVD player. Making a Father's DVD Slideshow gift will last for a long time to come. Your dad will look back on it throughout the year and remember how much you care about him. I Love You and Thank You, this is what Father's Day is all about! Here are the songs for Father's Day.

Homemade Father's Day Scrapbook - Father's Day Photo Gift

One of the most creative and thoughtful Father's Day gifts is a photo scrapbook. It is an unusual yet practical Father's Day gifts you can make at home as personalized happy Father's Day photo gift. Photo scrapbook can be created directly from digital photos (you, your dad and even family members), greetings, poems, embellishments etc. You could also print all your Father's Day scrapbooks to make a photo book, or get it framed as unique homemade Father's day gift.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

6 Six Recommended Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming around again, this is a good time when you can let your father know how much you love and appreciate him. If you are still wondering what to get your dad, here is a top 6 gift ideas list to use for making your dad a great Father’s Day!
1. Watch sporting event with dad
If dad loves sports, a ticket to his favorite sporting event would be a great surprise for Father’s Day. Why not get tickets for the whole family and make it a family outing! What’s more, you may make dad feel very proud by wearing a Father’s Day baseball cap with “My Dad is # 1″ on it while watching the sport!
2.Make a photo slideshow for dad

With the headline: “Why I love Dad.” Choose photos of you and your dad doing things together. Your pictures might be of you taking a walk or fishing with your Dad or maybe your favorite times with your Dad are when he reads to you or says prayers with you!
3. Give dad a Father’s Day “Gift Certificate”

Good suggestions: “I promise to … Wash the Car next Saturday……Mow the Lawn tomorrow.” Surely, don’t promise impossible things like never to fight with your brothers or sisters…?
4. Mke Dad a Father’s Day DVD

It’s a special but very memorable way to please your dad.Choose your father's favorite songs and photos! In the subject line type: “Best Dad in the Whole Wide World.” What you put in the message is special…from you for your Dad only.
5. Give dad a big smash Father’s Day hug

Give your father the best gift of all. You won’t need any materials for this one… the first thing on Father’s Day morning, give dad a big smash Father’s Day hug before breakfast and tell him how great he is! He might not show it, because sometimes dads don’t make a big deal about how they feel, believe it or not, he will be smiling inside.
6. Watch a movie with dad together

Choose a movie that your father like! Take him to the cinema and then invite him to a nice resteraunt! Sounds dating your father! But it must be fun to enjoy the time with father!
Hopefully this list will give you some idea of where to start when looking for Father’s Day gift ideas this year, ensuring the day goes off without a hitch. Well, do something special for him this Father’s Day.