Articles by Dieter Petereit

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IcoMoon, Fontello and Fontastic.me: Best of Icon Fonts

October 10th, 2013
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IcoMoon, Fontello and Fontastic.me: Best of Icon Fonts

Icons are the best invention since canned beer, at least designers might agree. They are definitely on the rise in popularity. Mobile devices with their comparably small screens boost the use of icons as natural choices for navigation menus in modern web design. New icon sets get created by the hour. Especially mobile design is the trigger for a new breed of icons. These...

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LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

October 3rd, 2013
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LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

If you want to do quick everyday photo manipulations on a bunch of images, you will usually not go for Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is what people inside the Photoshop universe will recommend you. A while ago, we already introduced you to a free competitor of Adobe’s commercial solution, Darktable (which is great). Today we have an even greater solution for you. The formerly commercial,...

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Flaticon.com: Use 11,000+ Free Icons from within Adobe Photoshop

October 2nd, 2013
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Flaticon.com: Use 11,000+ Free Icons from within Adobe Photoshop

Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain just did it again. They pushed out a new project by the name of flaticon.com. Flaticon.com is a platform hosting more than 11,000 icons, all in the looks of the ever so popular flat design trend. This week they added a brand-new Photoshop plugin to the free service. This makes it possible to access each and every icon...

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

October 1st, 2013
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September 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 September 2013. Have fun and do whatever you want with these gorgeous photos… Reminder: Unsplash.com is a timeline-oriented image project,...

Business Online

Google Static Map Maker: Static Maps on Steroids

September 27th, 2013
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Google Static Map Maker: Static Maps on Steroids

True. Google Maps lets you generate maps, which can fairly easily be integrated into any given website. If you’ve done that frequently, you might have asked yourself if things could not be that little bit easier here and there. Working on the website for the butcher around the corner a static little map would be absolutely sufficient, wouldn’t it? You don’t need to be...

Development

Flat, Mobile, Responsive: Fresh JavaScripts and jQuery Plugins Made in September 2013

September 25th, 2013
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Flat, Mobile, Responsive: Fresh JavaScripts and jQuery Plugins Made in September 2013

jQuery plugins and JavaScript tools are collectibles you can’t get enough of. Just like WordPress themes, fonts, icons, basically any resource for designers and developers, they are available in masses. To separate the wheat from the chaff is harder than simply finding them. Regarding JavaScript tools keeping up with development is especially important. If you choose to integrate a third-party tool you should not...

Deals & Giveaways

Ultimatum 2.5: Brand-new WordPress Theme Builder at a Fantastic Price

September 19th, 2013
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Ultimatum 2.5: Brand-new WordPress Theme Builder at a Fantastic Price

Only three weeks back, the brand-new version of the popular WordPress theme builder Ultimatum got published. This is not a simple update but a complete rewrite of the software with a much higher functionality level. The promise remains: Build a WordPress theme without knowledge of coding. The difference: In this latest version of Ultimatum, designers with coding knowledge are supported too ;-) Our Deal...

Business Online

Freelancers Rejoice: Billbooks Helps You Run Your Business Successfully

September 18th, 2013
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Freelancers Rejoice: Billbooks Helps You Run Your Business Successfully

Invoicing is a task that does not appeal to a lot of people. Yet, if it is not done properly, you’ll never get paid for all the great work you’ve done. There is no getting round it. Whether it is Google Sheets or Excel or any other kind of solution, you need an easy and reliable way to administer your bills and expenses. Billbooks...

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Melany Lane Script Bargain: One of the Most Beautiful Fonts Out There

September 12th, 2013
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Melany Lane Script Bargain: One of the Most Beautiful Fonts Out There

This is hands down one of the most beautiful font families I’ve ever come across. And I been here from the beginning of the 90s, so this does mean something. Melany Lane Script by Yellow Design Studio is one of these fonts no designer can do without. You’ll feel the need to possess it no matter the project. I actually fell in love. How...

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Freebie: Three Noupe Wallpapers in Retina Resolution by WallpaperFX

September 11th, 2013
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Freebie: Three Noupe Wallpapers in Retina Resolution by WallpaperFX

Did you ever want to be reminded of your favorite design magazine each time you look at your computer desktop? Don’t deny, we know you did. WallpaperFX, our friends from Romania, took the challenge and created three great wallpapers in full Retina resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels. Use them freely and adjust them to your liking. It’s better to scale a large image...