Articles by Dieter Petereit

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Deals & Giveaways

JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

May 8th, 2013
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JPEGmini: Drastically Reduces the File Size of Your Images on the Web, on a Mac and Using Windows [+ Win a License]

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It's been one and a half years since ICVT, a startup from Israel, surprised us with the inception of a web service able to reduce uploaded JPG images to one fifth of their original size. Most remarkably, the pictures don't lose quality visibly. The larger the original file is, the higher the achievable reduction result....

Design

“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

May 7th, 2013
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“Retinize It” Simplifies the Creation of Retina-Ready Images in Photoshop

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Creating retina-ready images from within Photoshop is no rocket-science. Still, it is a tedious task no designer is likely to associate the term fun with. Help in shortening the amount of life-time that has to be put therein will be much appreciated. Artiom Dashinsky from Tel-Aviv is the one to be thankful for as he...

Essentials

Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

May 6th, 2013
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Map Icons Designer: 200 Map Symbols plus 10 Location Pins Free for Commercial Use

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Icons, these sweet little thingies, you can never have enough of. If you are like me, you'll tend to collect each and every one you can find. The new set "Map Icons Designer" by WebIconSet.com represents a large collection of pictograms, especially useful for the design of maps. An additional ten location pins, intended to...

Design

No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

May 3rd, 2013
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No Matter of Luck: What To Consider In Mobile App Development [Infographic]

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There are gazillions of mobile apps out there. If you are looking for a specific use case or - not - you won't see any shortage in what you will be able to find. Thus, releasing a mobile app is not without risks. You need to create something outstanding to attract the users. But how...

Design

The Future Is Now: GinWiz Mobilizes Your Website [Review]

April 29th, 2013
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The Future Is Now: GinWiz Mobilizes Your Website [Review]

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We all know it. Mobile is the future. There are studies all over the place that tell you there are more smartphones than toilets out there, more smartphones than humans even (well, not yet). Android phones are registered at a whopping pace of 1.5 million devices per day - according to Google's Eric Schmidt....

Development

Fast and Easy: Create HTML Mockups with RoughDraft.js

April 27th, 2013
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Fast and Easy: Create HTML Mockups with RoughDraft.js

RoughDraft in Action In the process of the development of the next client's website it comes inescapably - the moment, where you will have to present a design that does look real, though you almost always don't have any real content at that time. The urgent need for placeholder content lies in the air and you go...

Development

Web Developer Checklist and Userium: 2 Useful Helpers for Oblivious Web Developers

April 26th, 2013
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Web Developer Checklist and Userium: 2 Useful Helpers for Oblivious Web Developers

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I'll admit, you need not be oblivious to benefit from the two services I am about to introduce you to. It is not easy to keep proper track of all important aspects of clean and modern web design. I'm sure you will have created your own notes, hints, checklists as your experience developed throughout the...

Deals & Giveaways

Win One Year of Free Web Hosting with WebHostingBuzz.com

April 24th, 2013
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Win One Year of Free Web Hosting with WebHostingBuzz.com

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Today we are happy to be able to offer you a web hosting package for an entire year, worth around a 100 USD, for free. Well, at least for the three lucky winners of our giveaway game. Let's play, shall we?

(Free) Services

PSDDD: Brand-New Resource for Creative Professionals curates Dribbble’s Best Freebies

April 22nd, 2013
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PSDDD: Brand-New Resource for Creative Professionals curates Dribbble’s Best Freebies

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Dribbble is awesome. You cannot help but get inspired browsing the various works and reading the almost always constructive feedback provided by the community. Show and tell is what describes Dribbble best, but some designers do more. They give away their design elements for free. And in these cases, PSDDD comes into play...

Business Online

Atmail Cloud: Modern Email Solution For Web-Working Professionals [Review]

April 19th, 2013
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Atmail Cloud: Modern Email Solution For Web-Working Professionals [Review]

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Email - there is no getting around it. You need a reliable, fast and secure service to host the mail-related part of your business life. Self-hosting is always an option, but alternatives are valid, too. Cloud-hosted mail services are no newcomers in the field. Almost any internet user will be a client of...

Development

Mozilla Labs TowTruck: Brand-new Real-Time Collaboration Tool Tested

April 18th, 2013
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Mozilla Labs TowTruck: Brand-new Real-Time Collaboration Tool Tested

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Mozilla Labs achieves amazing things. And this is more of an under- than an overstatement. The latest sprout from Mozilla's garden, interestingly named TowTruck, makes no exception and promises a lot. TowTruck lets you integrate collaboration features into any website with a mere two lines of code. Once done, people can communicate, collaborate, create together...

Design

Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

April 13th, 2013
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Instant Inspiration: Niice.co, a Brand-new Search Engine for Designers Sparks Your Creativity

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Did your muses sneak out the back-door without even leaving a message on the bathroom mirror? Didn't you just have this wonderful idea for this next web project? No? I thought so. When the only thing running properly is your nose and the only sparks flying burn your skin, it is high time you...

Development

Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

April 12th, 2013
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Sidr for jQuery: Modern Sidebar Navigation with an Edge

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We all came to love the so-called panel menu, or more correct off-canvas-menu, which saw a dramatic rise in popularity alongside the equally dramatic rise in popularity of smartphones and mobile clients in general. It’s getting hard to find one smartphone app that isn’t equipped with a navigation that slides in at swipe or tap....

Photography

Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

April 11th, 2013
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Depositphotos and Noupe Give Away More Than 300 Professional Stock Files For Free

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Today we have a very special and very attractive opportunity for you. Five of our readers are able to win a free 2 month subscription to Depositphoto's Standard Plan. This allows for the daily download of up to five professional photos or vector files for use in design projects. In a two month period...