Dieter Petereit

  • 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 sets into your website, they get called in from the service as a third party hoster.



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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 and urgently looking for a simple tool to aid you in putting together a last minute christmas card, I advise you to take a look at Photocat now. All others can relax for the time being, but should take a long hard look at Photocat any time soon.



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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. In the meantime the service has been launched officially. They still offer a freebie action, though…



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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 though, reading a specialist book can be fun. One of the most notable exceptions I found this year is The Mobile Book by Smashing Media. I spent this weekend with relaxed reading and got filled up with knowledge on responsive web design without even having the impression of strenuousness. What more could I have wanted?



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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. Day2Day Printing started 25 years ago and it is now, that they decided to give back to the community. They do this by offering 15 free holiday cards for a limited time.



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  • Image Is Everything – Ask @aplusk [Infographic]

    Okay, we are not going to argue about the image strategies of certain people maybe mentioned in the title. Instead we are going to take a look at Veer’s latest infographic on the ever-rising importance of images in the modern world. Veer, which you might know as a service for imagery, illustrations and fonts, has put together a compact fact-sheet with the most important things you need to know, whether you are a designer or not. Unsurprising for an image provider, you say? Well, maybe, but nevertheless true.



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  • ByPeople: Download Your Free 5GB Bundle Of Templates, Icons, Logos, Banners, Backgrounds And More Today

    2013 will see a new resource for web designers. ByPeople is going to bring you a market packed with icons, templates, PSDs, logos and lots more. ByPeople promises to deliver everything web-ninjas could ever need. To shorten the wait its creators decided to put up a large archive for free. The archive, containing hundreds of design elements, comes at a weight of around 700 MB to a desktop near you. All you need to do is get your hands at an app that’s able to unpack a 7z-archive and tell ByPeople your mail address.



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  • The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

    The people at UK web hosting company Heart Internet wanted to find out what web designers think of their jobs, their perspectives and the industry as a whole. As 5oo designers had their say, the results may well be seen as at least not totally out of range. Still they are not representative for the industry as a whole. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the key findings…



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  • Social Media Paradise: Twtrland Delivers Twitter Insights You Would Never Have Hoped To Get

    Twtrland got created on the beach. A piece of paper was in the game, a pen and a not exactly quantified amount of coffee. Three brothers from Israel stand behind the service, whose main purpose was to help with the decision whom to follow on Twitter and – well – whom not. Still this is the main benefit you get from using twtrland.



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  • Garlic.Js and Sisyphus.Js: These jQuery Plugins Store Form Values With HTML5 LocalStorage

    The problem is as old as forms on the web are. The longer the form, the bigger the problem, potentially. The problem I’m talking about is one you have encountered more than once in your digital lifetime. It uses to occur only after filling out the most complex forms or while you are in a hurry and just wanted to submit this order you promised your wife to place today. There it is. Submission fails, the browser tab closes accidentally, for some reason you press F5 or whatever monkey business you achieve to perform. Result: the form is empty again, you are back to zero. The plugins for jQuery we have for you today, promise to avoid running into a situation like this ever again.



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