How to select “Right Lens” for Camera Body

I love photography and i am sure one question which everyone might have that how to select best lens. There are good number of sites where we can go and read review to know more about different lens.

couple of approaches we can try are
– we should know our Style/pattern of Photography. For this just go and check your last 200 pics, you ll start realizing that your strength lies one particular style. Wide, portrait, Landscape, animal, natural .. etc.

– Sites where we can get reviews are
www.dpreview.com
www.the-digital-picture.com

– One of my fav site to make my decision final
www.pixel-peeper.com

Go to left ADVANCED SEARCH, and select your model + lens – see the result before buying it.

How to do Windows 8 App design

I have been going through good number of blogs to understand win8 design in more detail, i think its better to share here publicly and have open opinion and views on the same.

I will be posting all the materials one by one here. let me start with basic RESOURCE which will help us to understand win8.

Win8 – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/br229512
Win8design – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh868274.aspx

please go through each case studies to get better understanding of win8

Win8 PowerPoint template
Free Windows 8 Wireframe Templates for PowerPoint – 
http://designmodo.com/windows-8-wireframe/

Windows 8 application – Interaction 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/dn439965

Free Windows 8 Photoshop files
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh700403.aspx

How to design Form Interface for Windows8

Free Windows 8 Icon Set

  • www.thenounproject.com
  • http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/metrostudio – Download this tool, one of the best Icon sets
  • In powerpoint(office 2013) there is storyboarding feature, from there we can click on element and say right click to save as PNG format
  • http://www.flaticon.com/
  • http://thenounproject.com/

Paid PowerPoint Template
http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0221df12-b844-4cf2-9ccd-feb0fc1d2b01

Win8 design inspiration
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh868274.aspx

Windows 8 animation
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh975420.aspx

Adds in Windows8 app

Advertising guidelines can be found here
Case studies
Xbox example

Error display in Windows 8
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465304.aspx#errors

Downloads for building Store appshttps://dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/downloads

More Resources
Please read my previous post – http://artsmaths.blogspot.in/2012/07/metro-ui-design-good-examples-references.html

I will be adding more, if you have any questions please feel free to post/mail me (artsraj@gmail.com)

Dreamweaver 6 with HTML5 and fluid layouts

Sorry, i am very late on this wonderful topic.

Great to share that Dreamweaver 6 comes with HTML5 and CSS3 support. The best part its providing FLUID LAYOUT TEMPLATE. This is  going to make our life easy to do web development. Dreamweaver is usign bootstrap template fro the same.

here is the screenshot which i captured to share with you all.

Win 8 great look and feel


Windows 8 Tablet – Samsung + some apps.
I have all three beautiful devices, Samsung Galaxy(android) + Apple Ipad and Win8 Tab.
believe me these three are having their own beauty and great points. in brief
1. Samsung Galaxy – looks very sleek + has bright appeal
2. Apple Ipad – looks sober + solid apperance
3. Win8 Tab Samsung – very easy to scan + look very familiar and simple.
if i am asked to select one, which i can use for multipule use with very short learning curve definitely i love to go for Win8 tab. Waiting for Microsoft Surface, one thing very sure it  will replace laptop. 
I have seen couple of places where folks are comparing Ipad and Surface, if you ask me there is no comaprision between these two beautiful devices.
Ipad – is great for enteratainment purpose, it has great display and interaction.
Surface – is more serious and has great power with multi capabilities its goign to give competition to laptop/netbook and ultrabooks.
lookign forward to play with Microsoft Surface.

Office 13 look and feel, love it!. Love office color and start screen.

Visual Studio start up screen, great piece of art

Metro UI Design – Good examples / References

while discussing with one of my friends on Metro UI, have tried to collect some of the good examples from net. These are good reference to get start on metro design.


Request – if you friends know some good examples please share here


Must Read info for Win8 Metro App – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229512.aspx


this can be interesting

very nice