Articles by Dieter Petereit

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Cartoon: Disruptive Design

December 20th, 2015
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Cartoon: Disruptive Design

Sometimes I do look at our industry and ask myself: WTF? A design is not only about the looks but also about the function. That’s what Steve Jobs said, and it is true. Unfortunately, there are too many designers out there who think their task is to reinvent everything. Not even the wheel is secure from these radicals. The outcome is products such as...

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Cartoon: BUY NOW

December 13th, 2015
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Cartoon: BUY NOW

Believe it or not, I have just had that type of client. My drafts were impressive to say the least. My design concept was worth much more than I will ever get paid for it. I had forethought each and every possibility, even error handling was already cared for. I was just that little bit proud of myself, and I expected the client to...

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Cartoon: Exposure

December 6th, 2015
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Cartoon: Exposure

I bet you know that situation. I mean, the one on the first picture. And I bet you have more than once thought of reacting as shown on the second picture. Exposure – one of the myths of web development work. Spec works is one manifestation of it. Just do as much as you can for free and the orders will keep rolling in?...

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Codester: Brand-new, Fast Growing Marketplace for Developers and Designers

December 2nd, 2015
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Codester: Brand-new, Fast Growing Marketplace for Developers and Designers

Today I want to introduce you to Codester. Codester is a brand-new marketplace for developers and designers. Here you can buy code snippets, scripts, themes, plugins and more to brush up your next big or small project. Using premade components saves you time and – as we all know – time is money. So take the five minutes it takes to read the following...

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Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

November 29th, 2015
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Cartoon: Nothing too Sophisticated

This is a true story – unfortunately. A good friend of mine hired a web designer to help him get online. As he has a very specialized target group he does not need an imposing internet presence, more a kind of a virtual business card to help his customers find him online. That’s what he told the designer. The designer then nodded an “Okay”...

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HTML5: Create a Top-notch OnePager with Slides

November 27th, 2015
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HTML5: Create a Top-notch OnePager with Slides

OnePagers, websites that consist of one page divided into two or more segments, are still growing in popularity. If I remember correctly, Apple were the ones who started that craze with their presentation of one of the later iPhones a few years ago. The classic OnePager consists of a full-screen presentation of a topic, garnered with large imagery, a subtle header with navigation, an...

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Cartoon: The Established Web Design Agency

November 22nd, 2015
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Have you ever noticed that people tend to actually get angry when you ask them critical things, such as if they think they can really handle the project in size and quality? What is the reason behind that behavior? I hope that it’s not what today’s cartoon depicts, though I wouldn’t say it couldn’t be – since I took notice of this study. By...

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Cartoon: Now, Could We Make the Logo Bigger?

November 15th, 2015
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People love a lot of things. But what they love most is the sound of their voice, their name being spoken by others, their stories being told by themselves – generally anything that is closely related to them. A company owner loves the name of his company, its logo – generally anything that is closely related to it. Is it any wonder that he...

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CSSgram: Instagram Image Effects in Plain CSS

November 9th, 2015
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CSSgram is a tiny CSS library that allows you to apply 15 filters that you already know from Instagram to any image you want. If you like this type of image modification, you can grab it without hesitating. Using neat image effects doesn’t get easier than that. CSSgram: 1kb Small Powerhouse for Your Images Una Kravets from Austin, Texas is responsible for the small...

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Cartoon: Always Someone Cheaper

November 8th, 2015
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As a freelancer, you have made this experience more often than you liked to. No matter what you offer and to whom you offer it to. There is ALWAYS someone cheaper. It is like a law of nature. As sure as day follows night each of your offers is doubled by a cheaper one. Keep calm. I know that the other offer is not...