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Onextrapixel - 30+ Handy and Free UI Kits
for Web and Mobile
30+ Handy and Free UI Kits for
Web and Mobile
User interface design involves a lot of creativity,
inspiration, testing and motivation along with the people-skills necessary to
communicate effectively with clients. Very often, a lot of patience is required,
and quite honestly, a creative mind is not normally associated with a patient
person, so the whole process of user interface design can be stressful,
uncomfortable and time-consuming. The repetitive parts of user interface design,
such as menus, buttons, tags, etc. can these days be effectively removed as
extremely time-consuming parts of the project by the use of downloadable
In this round-up we are bringing you a selection of more than 30 free UI kits
for web and mobile site design use. These include some of the newest kits
available, and some purely CSS elements.
Handy Free UI Kits for Web and Mobile
Web UI Kits
Anarchy UI Kit
Dark Neon UI Kit
iTunes UI Kit
CSS3 UI Kit
Designer CSS UI Kit
Black Media UI Kit
Stylish User Interface
Crisp UI Kit
The Bricks – User Interface
Impressionist Free User Interface
Futurico – Free User Interface Elements
Free PSD/HTML Web UI Elements
CSS3 UI Kit (PSD + CSS)
Massive CSS3 UI Kit
Derailed UI Mini Set
Midnight UI Kit PSD
Soft UI Kit PSD
Web UI Elements
Sexy Button Rounds
Metallic and Glassy Web GUI
Mobile UI Elements
Fresh iPhone UI Kit
Pandora UI Free for iOS
iPhone 3G Stencil
Official Android 4.0 UI
iPhone 4 GUI (Retina)
Mobility: Mobile UI Design
iPad Vector GUI Elements
iOS 5 GUI PSD
Zeus iPhone GUI
Music UI Kit for Web and Mobile
These are some of the newest UI kits available for free download right now.
If you would like to browse more UI kits and elements, take a look at our
previous article: 50 Useful and Free Web UI, Mobile UI and
Have you come across any free new UI kits that we have missed from this list?
Please share your links and opinions with us in the comments section below.
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Just something funny
1) It’s better to be crazy & know it than being sane
& doubt it.
2) I’m lost. I've gone out to find me. If I come back
before I return, please ask me to wait.
3) I live in my own little
world!!! But that's okay, cause they know me there.
4) No lifeguard on
duty. Swim at your own risk...
5) Daydreaming is way better than
6) Education is the progressive relation of our ignorance.
7) Insanity: A perfectly normal change to a normal mind.
8) The voices in my head are snoring.
11) You say I'm psycho like it's a bad thing!
12) Insanity in individuals is
something rare but in groups, parties, nations, & epochs... it is the
13) Only two things are infinite: the universe, & human
15) If nobody is perfect then hi, my name is Nobody.
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Desk-bound folks may find themselves glued to
computer screens day in and day out. Not only is this bad for the muscles and
joints below our neck. Our eyes can also be damaged from staring at monitors too
long. Keep vision sharp — and ward off headaches — by looking away from the
screen every fifteen minutes. Better yet, get up and stretch to give your eyes,
brain, and body a chance to recharge.
time you’re composing e-mails, browsing the internet, or typing up a virtual
doc, look off into the distance each time you pause to gather your
Computer screens proving a pain in the eyes? Follow these guidelines to help
Thanks to Dr. Dominick
Maino, Professor of Pediatics/Binocular Vision at the
Illinois Eye Institute/Illinois College of Optometry, and Dr. Leonard
Press, Developmental Optometrist at the Vision and
Learning Center, for their help with this article.
Have you suffered from computer eye strain? Have any of these tips worked
for you? Share in comments below!
Outdoor cycling is a great way to pack nature and exercise into your day. But
careful with what you wear — loose-fitting pants can slow you down and prevent
the body from properly cooling down. Opt for tight-fitting bike shorts to
improve your ride and be nicer to your sweat glands. Guys, take note, you’ll
also benefit from extra protection where it’s needed
Takeaway: Swap basketball shorts with spandex or
nylon for a smoother bike ride.
After watching this year’s Tour de France and Olympic track cycling, it’s
hard not to be inspired to hop on a bike and ride. Whether the goal is to ride
down a mountain faster than a car, beat friends in a race, lose weight, get fit, or have an
excuse to buy a new toy — road cycling has it all. Here are the need-to-know
facts every aspiring road cyclist should grasp before hitting the open road.
Pedalling the Pavement — The Need-to-Know
Lance Armstrong makes it look easy, but don’t be fooled — road cycling is no walk in the park. It
requires concentration, balance, strength, endurance, and a little bit of
craziness. It also requires a lot of energy, since it’s arguably the most
calorically demanding sport. A 150 pound dude can burn around 700 calories an
hour pedaling at a 14-15.9 mph pace (moderate effort). If our aspiring cyclist
increased the pace to a more vigorous effort of around 16-19 mph, they could
burn almost 900 calories an hour. While
other sports like running can burn just as many calories per minute, an elite
marathoner might use around 2,000 calories for the entire two-hour race, but a
pro cyclist can sustain this effort even longer. They can burn more than 6,000
calories in a single day of racing, and do it every day for over three
Cycling is also relatively easy on the joints, which makes it a great
exercise for overweight people or those with mobility problems. But
don’t ditch the strength training. One study found that
recreational cyclists had lower bone mineral density than runners, likely due to
the fact that they weren’t placing as much strain on their bones. Even pro
cyclists have lower bone mineral density than average Joes. Not only
will strength training
increase bone density, it can also improve cycling performance by boosting
metabolism, building lean weight and shedding fat.
Live Free and Ride Hard — Your Action Plan
Ready to start riding? Here’s a 12-step action plan to get you started.
1. Wear a helmet: This should be
a no-brainer (literally, if a cyclist crashes without one). Not all states
require cyclists to wear a helmet but it’s one of the easiest and most effective ways to
keep the noggin safe.
2. Get the right fit: Work with
a local bike shop to create a perfect fit on the
bike. This will avoid back pain and injuries and improve performance over the
long-term. Bike fits are highly individual, but a good rule of thumb for
determining saddle height is for the user to place a bare heel on the pedal and
adjust the saddle so that the knee is locked. Cyclists can adjust it from there
to suit taste.
3. Bring a repair kit (and learn how to
use it): Buy a spare tube from the local bike shop, cover it in baby
powder (to make sure it slides into the bike tire in emergencies), and put it in
a plastic bag. Carry a bike pump and a patch kit to avoid getting stranded.
Practice fixing a flat at home
before the ride to make sure it can be done in an emergency.
4. Find a place to ride: After
searching for a cycling club, look for ride routes and maps on
the club’s website. These rides will be safer, smoother, and easier to follow
than random roads.
5. Find some cycling friends:
The best way to learn road cycling is to ride with more experienced riders.
There’s no substitute for real-world instruction and most cyclists are happy to
teach newbies everything they know. Search the USA Cycling website to find a club.
6. Bring some ID: Accidents
happen, and it’s a good idea to have some identification in case a cyclist
becomes unconscious or injured. Bring an old driver’s license, scribble some
information on a piece of paper, or use a fancy bracelet or anklet with contact
information on it, called a Road ID.
7. Get comfortable with cars:
Cyclists have to share the road and not all drivers are as courteous as
they could (or should) be. Don’t get upset or flash vulgar hand gestures if a
driver comes too close. Stay calm, maintain control over the bike, and wave.
It’s better to make friends with drivers rather than be enemies.
8. Learn the lingo: Cycling is
not just a sport – it’s a culture with its own language. The terms will come naturally after
a time, but here are two basics every rider should know: “drafting,” riding
behind another cyclist to limit wind resistance and save energy, and “peloton,”
a group of riders drafting off one another.
9. Spin up to speed: Aim for a
high cadence of around 90-100 revolutions per minute. This might not be possible
at first, but make it a goal. This will make the pedal strokes smoother, which
will reduce fatigue and increase speed.
10. Learn to love tight clothes:
It’s possible to get away with regular shorts for brief rides, but dawn
some tight-fitting, padded bike shorts for longer ones. This keeps the body
cool, cuts down on drag, and keeps the, um, “undercarriage” comfy.
11. Resist the urge to splurge:
Believe it or not, it’s possible to spend more than $20,000 on a
bike. Don’t do it. Most beginner bikes will be around $500 to $1000, which is
still a good chunk of change. Luckily, the rewards are worth the cost, as a
good bike will last several years. Start with a lower-priced model and
resist the temptation to buy a super-bike… at least for now.
12. Think about joining USA Cycling:
USA Cycling is the official governing body of mountain biking, BMX,
track cycling, road cycling, and pretty much any other form of human powered
vehicle on two wheels in the United States. For those who are interested in
trying a bike race, a USA Cycling license is
required. Joining USA cycling also has some nice benefits, including
information on where to ride, bike shops, cycling news, tips, and clinics.
Feeling faster already? Go to the local bike shop (“LBS” in cycling speak)
and start testing some bikes. Ask lots of questions and be ready to make a few mistakes —
that’s how road cycling is learned. Check out the list of resources below for
Will you try road cycling? Tell us in the comments below.
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