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Homepage Builder on Steroids: Is Wix.com Going to Disrupt the Web Design Industry?

December 18th, 2013
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Homepage Builder on Steroids: Is Wix.com Going to Disrupt the Web Design Industry?

Wix.com has grown to more than 40 million users lately and has put loads of effort into changing from the ground up in the last few years. A few weeks ago, Wix.com went public. It was the biggest IPO ever in Israel’s history. Will Wix change the web design industry in a way similar to what Apple did to the computer industry? A disruptive...

Deals & Giveaways

Deal of the Week: 2 Million Stock Images for a Fraction of Their Regular Price

December 17th, 2013
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Deal of the Week:  2 Million Stock Images for a Fraction of Their Regular Price

Stock photos are what any designer needs on a daily basis. No wonder, that competition in that industry is fierce. Any stock image provider out there needs to beat the drum louder and louder to make sure they get noticed. For designers, this is good, as beating the drum usually equals to discounted offerings. Our Deal of the Week features stock image provider Ingimage...

Deals & Giveaways

Make a Snatch: More Than 2,000 Commercial-Use Fonts for the Price of Not Even One

December 10th, 2013
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Make a Snatch: More Than 2,000 Commercial-Use Fonts for the Price of Not Even One

There are a handful of things every designer cannot have enough of. Ready-made resources are one of these things and, thus, always appreciated. They need not necessarily be free, yet shouldn’t cost a fortune, either. In this Deal of the Week we have fonts for you – loads of fonts. More than 2,000 fonts out of more than 300 font families will have you...

Deals & Giveaways

These Are Special Times: Win A Logo Design Bundle by LogoBee.com

December 9th, 2013
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These Are Special Times: Win A Logo Design Bundle by LogoBee.com

Are you on the lookout for a new logo? One that represents your company best and gives it a progressive, yet likeable look? The only problem is, that money is short these Christmas times? If so, today’s game is for you! We teamed up with the specialists over at LogoBee.com to bring you your free logo design to save your festive season. The only...

Essentials

November 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

December 4th, 2013
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November 2013: 10 Best Free Hi-Res Photos by Unsplash

A few months ago we introduced you to Unsplash.com, a project by Ooomf. Since then they kept promise and regularly released new images. Quality varies though. That’s why we decided to help separate the wheat from the chaff by publishing only the 10 best images released in November 2013. We do not necessarily choose those photos with the highest level of photographic artistry, but our...

Business Online

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

December 3rd, 2013
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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...

CMS

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

December 2nd, 2013
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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. Pico: No Database, Pages are...

Deals & Giveaways

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

November 28th, 2013
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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...

Business Online

Marvel: Free Website Prototyping Tool for Photoshop-Dropboxers

November 26th, 2013
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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,...

Essentials

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

November 25th, 2013
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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...

Inspiration

Design Faves: New Wellspring of Inspiration for Designers

November 22nd, 2013
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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...

Photography

Gratisography: Fresh Service for Free Photos

November 21st, 2013
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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...

Design

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

November 18th, 2013
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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...

Deals & Giveaways

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

November 13th, 2013
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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...