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Essentials

You, the Font Designer – with Prototypo

September 21st, 2016
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Did you know that there is one web-based software that allows you to create your very own font? And did you know that it is easier to use than whatever easy-to-use item you could come up with? I ain’t lying. The web app I am talking about is Prototypo. And it’s fun. Say Goodbye to Comic Sans I well remember the days of Comic...

Inspiration

Project Muze: Cry for Joy?

September 15th, 2016
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Project Muze, the new fashion experiment created in a cooperation between the companies Zalando and Google is well worth seeing. It might not do justice to the Zalando slogan “cry for joy”. But I cried nonetheless. Can the Machine Inspire Your Clothing Style? Project Muze may be great when looking at it from an academic level. Here, Google tries to display an example of...

(Free) Services

Top 6 Reasons Designers Should Use JotForm

September 8th, 2016
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JotForm’s Form Designer is a tool Noupe readers already know quite well. Throughout the years we have covered all of JotForm extensively because we are entirely convinced of its value. Today we present you the six most important reasons why you as a designer should be using JotForm. Reason 01: The Point-and-Click CSS Form Theme Designer Form Designer is the most advanced form designing...

Cartoons

Cartoon: In Ten Years From Now

May 15th, 2016
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Cartoon: In Ten Years From Now

Today I refuse to work with any new tool that takes more than a little effort to learn it. The reason is simple. In the last 25 years of building web experiences for clients, I have learned one thing for sure. You never stop learning, and each new tool has a life span that’s shorter than that of the average mayfly. Putting too much effort...

Business Online

WordPress: Salon Booking Lets Your Clients Book Your Services

April 20th, 2016
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WordPress: Salon Booking Lets Your Clients Book Your Services

Salon Booking is one of these WordPress plugins that you either need desperately or not at all. If you run any kind of business that depends on your clients making appointments, it is likely that Salon Booking can do wonders to you. Instead of making people call you to reserve your time slots or tables or other time-related resources you can simply let them...

(Free) Services

Papier: Take Notes Right Within the Browser

March 26th, 2016
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Papier: Take Notes Right Within the Browser

Quickly note something. That’s not a rare task to perform. At least not for me. And since Moleskine doesn’t provide proper paper quality anymore, I stay away from writing with pen and notebook. But what’s the fast, uncomplicated alternative? Of course there are plenty of note apps, and for the most part they are free, like Google Keep, for example. But none of them...

Essentials

1,000 Free Icons for Web Designers by SquidInk

March 20th, 2016
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1,000 Free Icons for Web Designers by SquidInk

Sunday. I don’t really know why, but on Sundays, I’m usually looking for beautiful and useful things. Bone-dry scripts and tools might be helpful, but they can’t impress me today. In contrast to the gigantic icon set which I just came across, and definitely wanted to recommend to you. The boys and girls behind TheSquidInk offer 1,000 concisely drawn, free icons in many different...

Cartoons

Cartoon: A Great Opportunity

March 6th, 2016
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Cartoon: A Great Opportunity

We bring designers together from Berlin to Bombay. Ever heard a slogan like that? I am sure you have. There are platforms out there that try to sell you the international comparability of your designs as an advantage. Let me tell you a secret: It is not! To be more precise: It is not an advantage should you be one of those designers that...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Me Too Do App

February 28th, 2016
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Cartoon: Me Too Do App

Some things are so foreseeable that I am having problems to understand why anyone would expect things to turn out the unexpected way. Just a few days ago I met a developer I hadn’t seen in a while. And that was one of these moments that left me puzzled. As we hadn’t spoken for quite a while, I asked him what he had been...

Design

StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

February 26th, 2016
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StickyStack, Colofilter, Heisenberg and More: 5 Interesting Design Helpers

On my daily deep dives into the web of webs, it’s natural that I come across countless corals, sea creatures, particles, and everything else that dwells down there. I thought you might be interested in what I keep in my virtual trawl. As I’m a selective fisherman, the bycatch is rather small. These design assistants fell into my trap. Tools for Design and Development:...

Cartoons

Cartoon: New Framework

January 24th, 2016
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Cartoon: New Framework

I am part of this industry since the early nineties. I have seen many tools come and go, and I know that we have always had a couple of choices to achieve the same task. Without continually improving on the toolset we would not have been able to push the web forward. But the growing trend of the last about three years is something...

Cartoons

Happy New Year and All the Best for 2016

January 1st, 2016
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Happy New Year 2016

Are we through with the time zones by now? I suppose so. Let me wish you all a happy new year and all the best for the coming twelve months. I hope the new year will be the start of the row of the most successful years of your life. Get rich but don’t die trying. We here at Noupe will be at your...

Cartoons

Cartoon: Spec Work

December 27th, 2015
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Cartoon: Spec Work

Spec Pizzas. Need I say more? The absurdity is so obvious that it is hard to understand why thoughts of spec work being positive prevail. I have never done that. And as much as these pizza guys will never visit that potential customer again I want to encourage you that you also walk away from people who show no respect for your professionality. No...

Design

Noupe says “Merry Christmas”

December 24th, 2015
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Merry Christmas

Whether you are celebrating Christmas or not. We wish you all the best no matter what. Take the days until year’s end to reflect on what has been and what is there to come. Foremost, spend time with your loved ones. No matter the colour of your skin, your religion, your sexual orientation – we are all world’s citizens. We here at Noupe live...