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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...

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?