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Design

Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

June 5th, 2014
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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...

(Free) Services

Cody – Free Library With HTML5 Gems for Instant Use

June 3rd, 2014
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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...

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But It Does Move: Homepage Builder Wix.com Adds Animation

June 2nd, 2014
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But It Does Move: Homepage Builder Wix.com Adds Animation

Who doesn’t know Wix.com. You, as a frequent reader of our lovely Noupe Magazine, definitely do. Wix.com is one of the top website builders out there. Similar to Webydo, they are on a feature rush, trying to implement as many functions in as little time as one possibly could. These days they announced the availability of animations. Animations allows you to add animated effects...

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Compressor.io: Free Tool Reduces The File Size of Your JPEG, PNG, GIF or SVG by up to 90 Percent

May 27th, 2014
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Compressor.io: Free Tool Reduces The File Size of Your JPEG, PNG, GIF or SVG by up to 90 Percent

A new web app by not so unknown Stephane Lyver delivers automatic image optimization for the common formats JPEG, PNG, GIF and SVG. The compression is able to either work lossy or lossless. The strength of compression is not adjustable by the user, Compressor.io will always try to reduce to the max. And this works astonishingly perfect… Compressor.io: Web App Based on Recent Technology...

Apps

More Than 10 Million Users, But Why? Mobile Todo-List Any.do Adds Web App

May 23rd, 2014
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More Than 10 Million Users, But Why? Mobile Todo-List Any.do Adds Web App

Wow, I admit, I didn’t know that Any.do already reached more than 10 million users. They can rightfully proclaim to be the largest mobile todo app worldwide. Their clients are available for both major platforms, Android and iOS. Lately they added a Chrome extension and now they decided to make a web version available, too. That version is not your usual web app. Any.do:...

Development

WebComponents.org: All About The Future of The Web

May 22nd, 2014
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WebComponents.org: All About The Future of The Web

Web Components were the craze for a while. As with all standardization projects, as time passes, the effect wears off. In 2012 standardization of the web components specs felt near. Today it’s still a work in progress. There are a growing number of promising approaches and technical solutions, though. Instead of forcing you to roam the depths and widths of the web to collect...

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Public Domain Archive: High-Res Photos for Free

May 21st, 2014
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Public Domain Archive: High-Res Photos for Free

The market of free photo providers is growing fast. After a decade of market domination, giant services like Shutterstock and others see themselves faced with a competition that will likely change the whole way this industry is structured. This new breed of photo services is different in one vital way, they don’t take money for the right to publish a picture. Some don’t even...

Essentials

Design Vs Cancer: May This Great Project Grow King-Size

May 18th, 2014
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Design Vs Cancer: May This Great Project Grow King-Size

Are you a designer? You will want to know about this great project. I even bet, if you have a heart, you’ll want to get involved. Both of this is possible. Let’s start by telling you, what Design versus Cancer is all about. The next step is up to you. If you are not a designer, you’ll want to know about that project, too....

Essentials

The CSS Animations Pocket Guide: Now More Free Than Ever

May 17th, 2014
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The CSS Animations Pocket Guide: Now More Free Than Ever

Publisher Five Simple Steps ceased to exist. Before they vanished, they took the friendly move to transfer all the rights on the books published back to their respective authors. Val Head, author of The CSS Animations Pocket Guide immediately put up a page on her personal blog and started to offer the guide along the lines of the "Pay what you want" model which...

Deals & Giveaways

Full Throttle Development: Website Design Software Webydo Goes Parallax – Participate in The Closed Beta (Invite Only)

May 14th, 2014
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Full Throttle Development: Website Design Software Webydo Goes Parallax – Participate in The Closed Beta (Invite Only)

Webydo’s developers must be on steroids. The community-driven development process sparks more innovation in a few months than other companies find in their whole lifetime. The latest feature announcement promises the availability of one of the hottest trends in web design today, Parallax Scrolling. And it promises to deliver it code-free and with pixel-perfect accuracy. Good news for the non-developing designers in the industry...

Essentials

Captain Icon: Fantastic Free Set of 350+ Flat Icons in Many Formats

May 12th, 2014
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Captain Icon: Fantastic Free Set of 350+ Flat Icons in Many Formats

Mario Del Valle from Valladolid in sunny Spain simply loves to create. In his own words, he was passionate about drawing since he was a child. Lately he also became eager to share. He sat down in front of his digitizer and started to come up with ideas for a huge free icon set. Lots of coffee and scribbles later, he transformed into Captain...

Business Online

Waypoints.io: Collaborative Tumblr for Your Projects

May 9th, 2014
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Waypoints.io: Collaborative Tumblr for Your Projects

Waypoints.io is a London based service aiming to help you with project management. They are currently in public beta, so for now accounts are free. We have taken a look at what to us looked like kind of Tumblr for projects. And you know, Tumblr’s developer will spend the rest of his life under palm trees, sipping caipirinha and getting off to the numbers...

Business Online

LG 34UM95: World’s First 34-inch Display for Creative Professionals

May 8th, 2014
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LG 34UM95:  World’s First 34-inch Display for Creative Professionals

Wait. You say, the LG 34UM95 is actually not the world’s first 34-inch display? This is true. But it definitely is the world’s first 34-inch display for real creative professionals. Let me explain. It’s not only the size that matters here, it’s the resolution that’s the real game changer. The LG 34UM95 sports a mighty QHD resolution of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels. With a...

Design

Google Web Fundamentals: Free Handbook for Multi-Device Web Design in the Making

May 7th, 2014
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Google Web Fundamentals: Free Handbook for Multi-Device Web Design in the Making

A few days ago, Google released a beta version of a stylish and comprehensive new online handbook for web designers and developers to the public. The project is a work in progress and will lead to a more polished version 1.0 in June. Yet, you shouldn’t wait until then, as Web Fundamentals is a fine collection of best practices in multi-device, responsive design just...