Articles by Dieter Petereit

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My2Cents: The Impact Of Brands On Twitter [Infographic]

January 22nd, 2013
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My2Cents: The Impact Of Brands On Twitter [Infographic]

Don't tell me, I know. I know that the following infographic is titled "The Impact Of Twitter On Brands". But I cannot see this point. What promoted tweets, promoted trends and what else might be coming in future days really do, is leave their marks on Twitter. And I'm not sure whether this is...

Design

AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

January 21st, 2013
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AI -> Canvas: Export Fully Functional HTML5 Canvas From Within Adobe Illustrator

Mike Swanson, though having been aboard Microsoft for more than 11 years, has created a plugin for Adobe Ilustrator that resembles a good wine. The older it gets, the better it grows to be. More than two years ago, still employed at the Redmond company, Swanson pushed out the first version of AI ->...

Essentials

Code School + Noupe: Claim Your Complete Sass Course for Free

January 18th, 2013
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Code School + Noupe: Claim Your Complete Sass Course for Free

Recently we teamed up with the nice folks over at Code School to offer you a comprehensive course on how to use Sass effectively. Sass is a CSS preprocessor that makes coding style sheets a whole lot easier and the sheets themselves much more maintainable. "Assembling Sass", that's the title of Code School...

Design

The Psychology of Business Card Design

January 10th, 2013
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The Psychology of Business Card Design

We know you! We know that you are keen to know everything about business cards. At least that's what Google Analytics tells us. You like design templates, sample designs for inspiration purposes and engage in games where you can win sets of cards of your own. This is why we'd like to point you...

Essentials

Placeit by Breezi Lets You Showcase Prototypes In Realistic Environments

January 2nd, 2013
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Placeit by Breezi Lets You Showcase Prototypes In Realistic Environments

A little tool developed by the folks over at Breezi, a next-gen website builder, allows the presentation of screenshots in realistic environments. Apps are nowadays often prototyped and shown on the virtual screens of iPads, laptops, smartphones and the like, foremost to enable the customer to get an impression of what to...

Development

Conditionizr for jQuery – Conditional Loader For Scripts And Styles

January 1st, 2013
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Conditionizr for jQuery – Conditional Loader For Scripts And Styles

Conditional comments. Who as a web developer has never been confronted with the necessity of dealing with IE by the use of conditional comments? IE has had no way of getting round these methods of handling quirks and insufficiencies, but also in other browsers targeting their special capabilities can have its advantages. Wouldn’t it...

Infographics

Advertising For Mobile On The Rise [Infographic]

December 30th, 2012
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Advertising For Mobile On The Rise [Infographic]

Startapp is a platform bound to help app developers monetize their apps without the need for embedding banners or other more or less crude forms of refinancing means. Instead the service promises to monetize search traffic. Rings familiar to your ears? Well, the strategy resembles that of a quite popular search engine located...

Development

Create.js – InPage Editing for Content Management Systems Using HTML5

December 29th, 2012
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Create.js – InPage Editing for Content Management Systems Using HTML5

Thinking about strategies of how to best edit web content, we will rather quickly agree that the so-called inline or inpage editing is the best way to do it. Inline editing means the editing of web contents right inside their original layout. Still this best way is supported by only very few systems. The...

Infographics

Social Media Strategy: When Does Posting On Facebook Promise To Be Most Successful? [Infographic]

December 28th, 2012
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Social Media Strategy: When Does Posting On Facebook Promise To Be Most Successful? [Infographic]

As a brand with a Social Media Strategy, you may try to achieve a variety of different goals. I do not know where your individual aims are set to, but I know that you will be seeking for the maximum range when you go posting into the social webs. At least you want to...

Essentials

We Love Icon Fonts: Open Source Directory for Free Icon Fonts

December 27th, 2012
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We Love Icon Fonts: Open Source Directory for Free Icon Fonts

Tim Pietrusky, developer from Germany, has a big idea. His brand-new, free-of-charge web service called We Love Icon Fonts is supposed to become the equivalent to Google Web Fonts, but with a sole focus on icon fonts. The collection is steadily growing, quite a few are already integrated. If you want to embed the...

Essentials

Photocat: Photo Editor Not Only For The Festive Season

December 24th, 2012
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Photocat: Photo Editor Not Only For The Festive Season

Photocat is a very capable, yet also usable solution for photo editing. Did I mention it is free of charge, too? Especially to celebrate the festive season the creators added to the large feature set and provide you with a special creation to help you christmasize your photos. If you are late as always...

Design

Lookfilter.com: Modern Photoshop Droplets Pimp Your Photos

December 19th, 2012
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Lookfilter.com: Modern Photoshop Droplets Pimp Your Photos

Regular readers already know Lookfilter.com. Two months ago the service announced to provide several very interesting Photoshop actions for photographers with ambitions as well as Instagrammers and other fans of photo effects. In October Lookfilter.com gave away the very elegant action “The Wise Watson” for free. A lot has changed at Lookfilter.com since then....

Design

The Mobile Book: Packed With Know-How, While Easy To Read

December 17th, 2012
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The Mobile Book: Packed With Know-How, While Easy To Read

Specialist books are necessary, if you want to keep up with today’s knowledge in whatever field your profession lies. I have to force myself into reading these publications though, as these books tend to be written in such a dry and uninteresting way that it leaves me looking for the next distraction. Very rarely...

Essentials

15 Heart-Warming Holiday Cards for Free By Day2Day Printing

December 10th, 2012
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15 Heart-Warming Holiday Cards for Free By Day2Day Printing

If you are like me, you like to send a special postcard to your loved ones now and then. Christmas is now as well as then. Since a few years I don't buy standard cards in standard shops but rely on online printing services. Day2DayPrinting.com is such a service, but one with a long history and decorated with awards....