Dieter Petereit

  • Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use

    It’s getting more and more common. Free stock photography is on the rise. We see new services emerge on a monthly basis. Mostly maintained by photographers, aiming to get more exposure or agencies, aiming to prove their quality of work, free stock photo libraries are a benefit for both sides. Getting more exposure and sympathy might potentially help to acquire more paid work, the philosophy of freemium. This assumption is valid and widely successful, so why should it not work for high-grade video content as well. That’s what the creators of Mazwai may have thought. And yes, why shouldn’t it? We all need free HD videos for commercial use from time to time…



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  • Work 3.0: Will Ziptask Disrupt the Outsourcing Market?

    The international outsourcing market is giant-sized, hundreds of billions of dollars strong. A numerous amount of web platforms aims to monetize that market. 99designs is one example, oDesk and Elance are others. You have probably tried to find work through one of these platforms yourself and I bet the experience was not exactly a walk in the park. Now look through the lense of a company that wants to hire four or five qualified freelance developers this way. Their problems are even bigger. Ziptask promises to care for both sides of the table. With their man-in-the-middle approach, getting project work and getting projects done grows much more likely and far more effective than any other method I know.



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  • InVision: Design Prototyping and Collaboration Made Easy (Free for Three Winners)

    This tool is able to do wonders to your design process. No longer do you need to shift around versions of your creative work by mail, hoping things won’t get messed up after the fifth back and forth (knowing they definitely will). You can simply create design mockups with your favorite image editor, then make them work interactively using InVision. Discuss the designs online, open and close tasks, even chat or talk with your collaborators, clients, basically any stakeholder involved with the given project – in real-time. And here at Noupe, you can not only get to know this productivity booster, but also win yourself a one-year professional plan, saving 264 dollars that way. Read on…



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  • Crocoblock: Disruptive WordPress Theme Club for the Rest of Us (Giveaway)

    The world of WordPress themes is monstrous, if you allow me to stay close to the animal wording the name of this new theme club suggests. Not only the sheer amount of free themes doesn’t allow anybody to stay atop of the development. Also the Premium offers have grown to an extent noone can by any means oversee. There’s quite some discussion going on, whether this oversupply of themes might be able to break WordPress and what to do against it. Crocoblock might be part of the solution. That’s worth a closer look, isn’t it? Oh, and you can win something. So read on…



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  • Filter Forge 4: More Than 10,000 Filters for Photoshop Aficionados (Win Your Copy)

    If you professionally use Photoshop as your favorite image editor, chances are, you’ve heard of Filter Forge more than once during the last few years. Filter Forge is a software and a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors with the same plugin technology. With Filter Forge you are able to create your own filters visually. This is great, of course, but even greater is the growing collection of community-made filters, ready for you to use. More than 10,000 are available at the time of this writing, with more being added daily. Filter Forge is not a free software, though. Today we teamed up with the great folks behind this equally great piece of software, to give three of our readers the chance to win them a license of Filter Forge 4 Standard, worth 249 USD. Come in and find out…



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  • Resources Galore: Win a One-Year Unlimited Download Subscription of Medialoot’s Massive Collection (Giveaway)

    There are giveaways, and then there are giveaways. Today we teamed up with Medialoot to bring you one massive giveaway. One that’s definitely worth the effort of participation. We are giving away five one-year unlimited download subscriptions, each valued at 99 USD. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions. Wanna know the details?



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  • Color Theory and Typography: The 10 Commandments (Infographics)

    Life as a designer is far from simple. Although the word "designer" in itself is fairly short and people do have a decent assumption of what such a designer actually does, reality is much more complex. I know we all got cupboards full of literature and other than others we don’t just need to learn in perpetuity, but indeed permanently, continuously. Thus, it is much appreciated to be served small pieces of information in a visual and comprehensive way, without the need for digging up that 1,000 pager again. The following two tables of 10 commandments (each) by DesignMantic are of this kind. I actually printed them out and put them under my desk pad…



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  • Oozled: Fast Growing Resource Collection for Designers and Any Webworker

    Who’s to say that list posts are boring, noone would want to read them anymore? Only a few months ago, it was November 2013, design freelancer Dan Edwards wrote just that. He put up a list of resources over at Medium and titled his article simply "Resources". He curated 80 offerings, he found to be inescapable for any designer out there. The list raised loads of attention and grew continuously. In fact the list got so much applause, that Dan decided to transform the simple list into a full-blown web app. The result, strangely entitled Oozled, has gone online merely two weeks ago and it’s growing even faster than its list predecessor…



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  • Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

    This has taken quite a while. There was a lot of discussion, but now reality has it. The picture element as propagated by the W3C has finally arrived. If you are into the matter, you might know that the WhatWG had tried to standardize an additional attribute to the image element, named srcset as opposed to picture. Whoever believed in what WhatWG said, as they stated they’d stand for the "living standard" while W3C would be more an administrator of a static snapshot, got it wrong. W3C is alive and kicking.



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  • Cody – Free Library With HTML5 Gems for Instant Use

    Cody is a great project for designers and developers. The webworker couple Claudia Romano and Sebastiano Guerriero from London put together a library of out-of-the-box HTML5 solutions. Plus, they do not only deliver the solutions, they also explain the use of each of them in elaborate, comprehensive articles. That way, Cody is not only a valuable resource for seekers of key-ready components, but also for those eager to learn technologies from the ground up. The library still has to grow a lot, but what is there is already remarkable. And with an approach like that, the future is bright…



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