Articles by Dieter Petereit

Google Profile: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101026873872956334466/posts

Development

Slip.js: Small Script Touch-Optimizes Lists in Web Apps

January 27th, 2014
by
Slip.js: Small Script Touch-Optimizes Lists in Web Apps

Slip.js is not exactly new to me. I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago, yet didn’t get impressed at first sight. These days I had a real life usecase and faintly remembered Slip.js. Now, having worked through a real project with the help of that small script, I have to admit that Slip.js really is a clever tool for the creation of touch-sortable...

Apps

Brandnew App for Mac OS: 2,800 Free Icons for Designers

January 16th, 2014
by
Brandnew App for Mac OS: 2,800 Free Icons for Designers

The name Ivan Boyko will sound familiar to quite a few designers out there. He is the creative head behind icons8. The website by the same name offers 2,800 icons to download for free. 1,600 of them are designed following the design style of Windows 8, while the other 1,200 fit into the version 7 redesign of iOS. Today, Boyko added a way to...

(Free) Services

Picjumbo: A New Collection of High-quality, Commercial-use Photos for Totally Free

January 13th, 2014
by
Picjumbo: A New Collection of High-quality, Commercial-use Photos for Totally Free

Photos are what web designers need in massive amounts. Yet, shooting each and every needed photo by yourself would soon become a full-time occupation in itself. Compromises are to be made. Thus, it’s no wonder that we see loads of stock libraries around. Who wants to use the same images, competitor X already uses? The need for heaps of fresh images is permanently rising....

Development

Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily

January 10th, 2014
by
Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily

Such is life. Client X needs a landing page within the next 15 minutes. It’s a rather simple page with not a lot more than a full-screen background image. Now, how can I achieve that in the quickest and easiest way? Having evaluated a few alternatives I decide to go with Ben Plum’s newest jQuery plugin Wallpaper. This lets me do the job in...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

DevDocs: The Ultimate Work of Reference for Web Developers

January 8th, 2014
by
DevDocs: The Ultimate Work of Reference for Web Developers

Thibaut Courouble is back. The philosopher and front-end developer from France created yet another useful web service for developers. His new project DevDocs has the potential to become the ultimate work of reference for anybody building web apps. DevDocs integrates a plethora of different documentations and equips them with a spanned search function. This is a very good idea… Courouble: No Stranger to The...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Summernote: Powerful WYSIWYG-Editor for Bootstrap 3

January 6th, 2014
by
Summernote: Powerful WYSIWYG-Editor for Bootstrap 3

Today I stumbled upon a fresh JavaScript, which I think you will like, too. This little tool helps you integrate a feature-rich WYSIWYG editor into your next Bootstrap project. And it is entirely free. Summernote – say hi – is under ambitious development and bound to reach version 1 in the course of the next few weeks. You need not wait, though, as Summernote...

Infographics

Webydo vs. WordPress vs. Wix: Who Wins The Web Design Race? (Infographic)

January 2nd, 2014
by
Webydo vs. WordPress vs. Wix: Who Wins The Web Design Race? (Infographic)

The web design industry is changing. Web design was once dominated by hand-written code, using tools that were pimped text-editors at best. Then tools evolved to help web designers spare some of the repetitive tasks of hand-coding and support them more by offering auto-completion or syntax-highlighting. It’s only since a few years that we see tools which are able to achieve much more than...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

LayoutIt! Free And Powerful Boilerplate For Your Next Bootstrap 3 Project

December 31st, 2013
by
LayoutIt! Free And Powerful Boilerplate For Your Next Bootstrap 3 Project

LayoutIt! is a clever web tool, created by Entropeer, a small design agency based in Buenos Aires. At first sight you might go mistaking LayoutIt! for a website builder, which actually it is not, although it looks and functions much in the same way. What LayoutIt! creates is „only“ a kickstarter, an initial foundation to build up upon. Get your next Bootstrap 3 project...

Essentials

E-commerce Freebie on Noupe: 50+ Credit Card Flat Icons by Freepik

December 27th, 2013
by
E-commerce Freebie on Noupe: 50+ Credit Card Flat Icons by Freepik

The year 2013 comes to its end. Christmas has already been and gone. Maybe you’ve spared yourself a few days to recover, but soon enough you’ll be thinking towards 2014 again. We have quite a few maintainers of online shops in our readership, who might right now be polishing their sites to deal with next year’s customers. It was with you in mind, that...

Design

Brushlovers – Free Photoshop Brushes, Styles and Patterns En Masse

December 24th, 2013
by
Brushlovers – Free Photoshop Brushes, Styles and Patterns En Masse

Brushlovers is one of these sites to waste one’s day away, without ever feeling bored. If you are an avid user of Adobe Photoshop, Brushlovers should sit at the top of your bookmarks list. What Brushlovers enables you to do is far more astounding than what the average filter overkill does for you. Every other site these days jumps the brushes bandwagon, yet only...