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Infographics

Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

June 6th, 2013
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Information Overload: A Great Infographic Is Worth a Thousand Words

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The web is crammed full of words. There is enough content to keep you reading until you take your last breath, even if that moment is still 100 years from now. So far for the good news ;-) The bad news is, the web grows faster than you could ever possibly keep up with. Sooner...

Essentials

Freebie of the Day: Spice Up Your Website With Live HTML5 Device Mockups

June 5th, 2013
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Freebie of the Day: Spice Up Your Website With Live HTML5 Device Mockups

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This is great, I promise. We know Finland for a lot of things, rubber boots for instance or - ehm - Helsinki. Angelos Arnis and Tomi Hiltunen want to add to this ample variety. They just published a set of device mockups, all in PNG and CSS, that you can actually bring to life with...

Essentials

Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: Freepik’s 200 Beautiful Flat Icons

June 3rd, 2013
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Exclusive Freebie for Noupe’s Readers: Freepik’s 200 Beautiful Flat Icons

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We are back with another freebie, the team of Freepik, our friends from sunny Spain, put together exclusively for you, Noupe's readership. Today we have 200 symbols compiled together in a "Flat Icon Set" for you to download. All these little pictograms stick to the principles of flat design, a major trend in design...

Apps

Fries: Free Framework for Developing Android Apps Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

May 30th, 2013
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Fries: Free Framework for Developing Android Apps Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

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Fries by Jaune Sarmiento just reached version number 1.0. The project offers a framework for the development of web apps in the look and feel of native Android apps. If you are familiar with Android’s UI from version 4 on, you will definitely know your ways around, once you get a hold of Fries. In...

Business Online

Keeeb, The Free Next Generation Knowledge Management System for Everyone

May 28th, 2013
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Keeeb, The Free Next Generation Knowledge Management System for Everyone

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Bookmarking services are a dime a dozen. So, I wasn't too keen on checking out yet another iteration by the name of Keeeb. But, and I honestly mean it, I'm glad I did. Keeeb is not simply a social bookmarking service, it is a knowledge management system and it levels up the quality of my...

Design

The Perfect User Interface: GoodUI Equips Web Designers with Solid Marketing Knowledge

May 24th, 2013
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The Perfect User Interface: GoodUI Equips Web Designers with Solid Marketing Knowledge

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Jakub Linowski, UI designer from Toronto, Canada, is used to be working for the bigger brands. He obviously possesses knowledge not only in the field of webdesign craftsmanship but also in the field of marketing. The latter is what he conveys through his side project GoodUI.org. If you are a web designer interested in maximum...

Inspiration

Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

May 16th, 2013
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Back from the Shoe Box: Audio Cassette Revival Art Work by Benoit Jammes

Children of the Seventies and the Eighties are likely to be particularly interested in what we want to show you today. French artist Benoit Jammes found a bunch of audio cassettes in his basement, yet did no longer own the appropriate player hardware. So he went ahead and sculptured the former sound sources to something more...

Deals & Giveaways

Decals Galore: Your MacBook Gets a Unique Look with our MacStickrs Giveaway

May 14th, 2013
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Decals Galore: Your MacBook Gets a Unique Look with our MacStickrs Giveaway

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MacStickrs, a small company based in London, wants to help you make your MacBook feel more like it is yours and yours only. To achieve that, founders Aleksandr Karev and Jaroslav Urban designed a decent set of non-obtrusive stickers with a twist. Instead of taking the Apple face off and putting their own thing up,...

Essentials

SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

May 13th, 2013
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SkyFonts: The Best Way to Use Google Fonts on Your Desktop

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Google Fonts, this is the new name of the former Google Web Fonts, the well-known web font directory under Open Source license. There is nothing new to this announcement, other than the name change. You might associate the possibility to not only use Google Fonts on the web with the new name. Yet, this possibility...

Essentials

Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

May 10th, 2013
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Glimpse, a Chrome Extension for Mobile Web Developers

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Mobile web development is lots more demanding than classical desktop design, because it extends the stage to screen sizes you usually do not have at hand while developing. Of course you might be able to do proper testing on target devices, but doing so on every step of the way would blow up the efforts...

IMHO

The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

May 9th, 2013
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The Fireworks Lament [IMHO]

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A few days ago Adobe caused an outcry with its announcement to not develop Fireworks, their web design prototyper, further. Though they did not really call it quits, instead promised to make sure Fireworks would receive necessary updates in terms of security or OS adaptation, furious users started their campaigns to „save Fireworks“ from oblivion....

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...