Dieter Petereit

  • Brand-new Topic Reports + Top Charts: Google Trends Finally Becomes Useful

    Google Trends is a tool to measure people’s interest in a certain topic. To decide which articles to write, which products to offer or at least how to properly describe your offerings, you need insight in what it is, that raises people’s attention. If you’re into internet marketing you know that Google offers a tool for that use case. Google Trends wants to do just that, help you recognize what interests Google Search users most. Yet, Trends has its quirks. A new update removes the biggest…



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  • Pico: Free, File-based Content Management System for PHP-Developers

    Pico is the name of a fairly new CMS, which doesn’t need any database connection at all. Its developer Gilbert Pellegrom calls the system "stupidly simple". I’d object and say, that this is only true for developers. If you are a PHP aficionado and like to write your posts using Markdown, Pico might just be the CMS for you.



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  • Infographics Galore: Worth a Thousand Words, But Costs Only $27!

    Infographics are the new craze these days. Run a blog and publish an infographic almost regardless of its topic: People will come running. Never before have infographics become viral so easily and in these numbers. I personally feel a little fatigue, when being confronted with yet another infographic. Still, a well-made one gets me easily and sucks me in. The advantages of infographics are clear. They offer information in a format that is best supported by both halfs of your brain. That’s why these pieces of content appeal to everybody, the logical thinkers and the creative chaotics alike. Are infographics a viable way to gain traffic to your site? Absolutely.



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  • Marvel: Free Website Prototyping Tool for Photoshop-Dropboxers

    If you are anything like me, you fire up your Photoshop to create a first visual prototype of your next client’s website. And if you’re anything like me, you’re not bound to change that in the foreseeable future. All the clients I had over the last 20 years wanted to see a visual prototype before coding started. If you could create a clickable one, the better. A fresh web app named Marvel enters the stage with the promise to achieve just that. Are you a user of Photoshop, Fireworks, Gimp or any other pixel-editor and do you rely on Dropbox? Great, still, if you don’t design websites, you need not read further ;-)



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  • Freebie of the Week: Jungle-Artwork, Noupe Exclusive by FreeVector.com

    Today we have something really special for our dear readers. Instead of giving away icons or other more or less everyday freebies, we have decided to team up with the nice people from freevector.com, to create unique artwork fitting the overall thematic of our lovely little jungle magazine Noupe. We went ahead and came up with 30 vector elements representing jungle life. You cannot download these pieces anywhere else. Read on…



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  • Design Faves: New Wellspring of Inspiration for Designers

    In the design world nothing gets created without the initial spark of inspiration. Sometimes you as a designer sit down and inspiration is all around you. Most of the time it’s not. To make it through these hard times, all of us have a bunch of bookmarks at hand, with sites focusing on getting the ideas flowing. Now the makers of WebDesigner Depot, Mighty Deals, Techi and Brushlovers have entered the scene with their inspiration-dedicated and in itself beautiful website Design Faves. Let’s have a look…



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  • Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

    Ryan McGuire of Bells Design is a designer with a delightful sense of humor. Soaked with mirth he seemingly started out on mission awesomeness. Besides running his design firm Bells Design, Ryan spent the last three weeks of his time building his new project labeled Gratisography. Similar to what the guys at Unsplash do, Ryan curates free photos licensed under Creative Commons Zero. Gratisography grows slowly, but steadily.



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  • Fall Cleaning Pt. 2: 26 Free Design Resources, Fresh from October 2013

    Hello global design community!. We are back with another edition of our monthly collection of the freshest design resources. Today, we’ll show you, what October 2013 had to offer. If you know our series already, you know you can expect the best HTML, CSS and PSD templates, as well as UI-kits for your next great web or native app. All of the resources showcased here are fresh, free and easy to download, suitable for experienced and amateur web designers, so be sure to download the ones you love and share them with everyone you know!



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  • Deal of the Week: jQuery Trickshots Teaches You 100 Advanced Techniques for Less than a Movie Ticket

    The neat thing about programming is that there are always tons of different ways to accomplish the same result. Some are tougher, more complex, and take a lot longer to implement. Others, however, can make your life incredibly easier and save you a load of time… like JavaScript and the wonderful jQuery library. With the right knowledge, jQuery can perform some fantastic functions with very little programming needed.



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  • BugHerd: Lean & Clean Task- and Bug-Management for Web-Projects

    A comparably fresh service from Australia, named BugHerd, has come to change the way web designers, developers and clients work together during the creation of web projects. Instead of doing things the old-fashioned style, sending vague emails around the interwebs, BugHerd implements a centralized bug- and task-management platform right inside any given web project. Tracking bugs gets as easy as ABC. Sounded like a bold promise to us, so we decided to take a closer look…



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