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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City’s Rarities: From a hidden luxury bar to the secrets of the hidden magic library, we explore some of NYC’s most unique locations

Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities

When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots……

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Get early access to next-gen material library

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vimeo: 114102949 Finding assets as a CG artist is about to get a little easier with the beta launch of Megascans, a massive online library of thousands of physically based material scans and fully scanned 3D assets. The aim of Megascans is to “provide artists with a next generation material library, ushering CG into a new era,” says Quixel, the company behind it.

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Adobe buys stock library Fotolia

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Adobe is paying almost a billion dollars for stock library Fotolia

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Library Discovers Shakespeare First Folio: TK

Library Discovers Shakespeare First Folio

A Shakespeare First Folio was recently discovered at a small public library in St. Omer, France. With only 233 of them known to have survived, First Folios are among some of the rarest books in the world, and since each one is slightly different, their……

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Amazon’s new Family Library feature lets you share purchases as a household

Amazon just removed one of the biggest roadblocks for sharing things you’ve bought with someone else in your family — at least for some of the things you buy off Amazon. Alongside its new line of Kindle announcements, it’s introducing a new feature called Family Library that lets people in the same household share books, audiobooks, Prime Instant videos, and any apps or games that were bought off Amazon’s Appstore. Not included on that list are things like purchased music, movies, or TV shows.

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12 great design freebies for your resources library

Design freebies are a blessing sent to us by the Internet and kind designers who are willing to share some of their work for free. Like other templates and downloadable items, these files allow you to save plenty of time designing, but they don’t cost a dime. Here is a selection of awesome recent freebies.

1. Landing page PSD

A gorgeous multipurpose PSD layout for your landing pages. Easy to customize and flexible. Get it on Best PSD Freebies.


2. Velositey

A Photoshop plugin created to help you design website prototypes much quicker. Check it out!


3. 195 flat flags

A huge collection of flag icons created using the latest flat design concept. Icons come in PNG and PSD formats. Flag icons can be used in country specific mobile application designs, print designs and many other cool stuffs.


4. Free poster mockup

A mockup to show off your poster design work. Kindly offered by Tim Easley on Behance.


5. Simple sharing button generator

The easiest way to add sharing icons for your website.


6. is a powerful online tool for reducing drastically the size of your images and photos whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression.


7. Scratchy grunge brushes

A collection of grunge brushes that come in a zip file. One of the best design freebies for your grungy designs.


8. 3D neon lettering

A pack of letters rendered as neon lettering. Via Behance.


9. Flat animal vectors

Very cute vector animals designed with a flat style. Created by Freepik.


10. Vampirr

A stylish free font created by Fonts of Chaos.


11. PSD dashboard

A creative dashboard that can be used in your own designs. The PSD file is layered to allow for easy editing and customizations.


12. Business card mockup

A mockup that will allow you to present your business cards in a better way. Via Behance.


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Hover.css – CSS3 Library With More Than 40 Hovering Effects

When dealing with the issue of trying to get a users attention, there are many ways for you to achieve this. For special cases, hover is a great way to draw attention to a link or button. Normally, hover works by changing the element color or gradient state when users move their cursors over it. But with a lot of features in CSS3, a lot of things can also be customized with the hover effect. One of them is applying animation. And Hover.css can make it happen with ease.

Hover.css is a free CSS library to easily apply animation using the hover effect. You can apply the hover in call to actions, buttons, logos, images and much more. This library comes with over 40 effects to choose from and they’re categorized according to the following: 2D transforms, border transitions, shadow and glow transitions, speech bubbles, and page curls.

Getting Started With Hover

To get started, you need to download Hover then put the hover.css file into your project folder. Or if you prefer, you may use hover-min.css, a more compact version, which is smaller and quicker to load. Lastly, link the file into your web page like so:

 <head> .. <link href="css/hover.css" rel="stylesheet"> .. </head> 

Adding Hover Into An Element

To add a cool hover effect into your element, just include the effect name into the element class. You can see the live demo of all available effects in the Hover landing page. Make sure to only use lowercase letters and if it has space in between, simply replace it with a dash.

Let’s say, I have the following link markup:

 <a href="#" class="btn">SUBMIT</a> 

If styled properly, the link comes out like so:

The link has changed to look like a button. But when I move the cursor over it, the button won’t change and stays static. With one of Hover effect, Hover Shadow, I edit the markup and add it a class like so:

 <a href="#" class="btn hover-shadow">SUBMIT</a> 

Now the button has a cool hover effect floating with a shadow underneath it just like the following GIF demo.

Some Hack And Customisation

If you open hover.css with an editor, you’ll find that each effect comes with some default properties. These properties give the element the most desired result both for the display and the look. Below are the default properties, go ahead and customize them to meet your needs:

  • display : required for an effect to work.
  • transform : used for CSS3 transforms to improve the performance on mobile and tablet
  • box-shadow : give transparent box shadow causing edges of CSS3 transformed elements on mobile/tablet look smoother

Final Thought

Hover is another best practice of CSS3 implementation. But as most of the effects such as transitions, transforms and animations are using new CSS3 features, you will need to do some extra work on old browsers that don’t support these features to make sure that the fallback hover effect works well.

This university’s library doesn’t have a single paper book

Bookless libraries aren’t quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $ 60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building with a library that doesn’t hold a single paper book within its walls. Instead, the library has space for reading, desks for doing work, and a number of desktops, laptops, and tablets readily available. It joins a small handful of universities that have opened such libraries in recent years. Instead of books, the library has a deal with publishers that lets students access a title once for free. If any other student “takes out” the ebook of that title, the library automatically purchases it for its collection.

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This brand-new bundle contains thousands of different resources worth an incredible $ 25,000+ from design heavyweights such as Designious, DesignTNT & Vectorious.

Everything you could possibly need for creating marvelous pieces of art is in this massive library – and even more than that. From vectors to PS brushes, t-shirts, fonts, and more at your fingertips!

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