Articles by Dieter Petereit

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Business Online

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

November 18th, 2012
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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...

Development

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

November 16th, 2012
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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...

Design

Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

November 14th, 2012
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Corbis Poster Contest: Make Your Mark – Design For A Cause

The world is not short of good causes and people who stand for them. Some of these causes are very prominent, practically omnipresent, while others could well use some more publicity. Now you have the chance to support a good cause you personally care lots about. With your help in terms of design you...

Infographics

Social Stereotypes In The Networked World

November 13th, 2012
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Social Stereotypes In The Networked World

Website builders Wix.com put together an amusing infographic that reflects what kind of yearbook-type different social networks would be taken for. Do you remember? There have always been the rich man's daughter, the sporting ace with the red cabriolet, the nerd with the black glasses, one or more hussies and all those gossipers and...

Development

jPanelMenu: Slick Navigation-Sidebar With CSS Animations And jQuery

November 9th, 2012
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jPanelMenu: Slick Navigation-Sidebar With CSS Animations And jQuery

jPanelMenu is only a few days old, but you already know the operating principle from your favorite smartphone or tablet using Android or iOS. Most likely you will use either the Facebook or the Google+ app, which both implement an off-canvas slide-in navigation. A small list icon in the upper left corner symbolizes the...

Development

Makisu – Sushi-Inspired CSS 3D Navigation for jQuery

November 4th, 2012
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Makisu – Sushi-Inspired CSS 3D Navigation for jQuery

Better browser support has CSS experiments become more popular these days. My personal favorite up until today was Paperfold CSS. Of course we also saw Meny and some other more playful approaches. Makisu is a brand-new concept for dropdown navigation menus realized by the use of CSS 3D transforms. I have seldom seen such an...

Essentials

Endless Icons & Iconmonstr – Loads Of Free PNG-Icons And Growing Fast

November 2nd, 2012
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Endless Icons & Iconmonstr – Loads Of Free PNG-Icons And Growing Fast

There is a fresh repository in town and it deals with icons. We all know everybody loves icons. That's understandable as icons are necessary replacements or at least additions to traditional navigation concepts in the wake of the mobile era. Today we introduce to you a project by name of Endless Icons, created and...

Essentials

Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations

October 31st, 2012
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Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations

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As designers we are always on the hunt for good pictures. Noupe certainly needs fitting imagery now and then and even more often. That's where photo-services, stock image providers and the like come into play. There are big marketplaces, offering you high-grade imagery at more or less affordable rates. Then we find repositories with...

Essentials

UICloud: Brand-New Free Resource Covers More Than 25,000 UI Elements

October 29th, 2012
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UICloud: Brand-New Free Resource Covers More Than 25,000 UI Elements

UICloud is a fresh project. Launched in July 2012 it already provides over 25,000 UI Elements in over 1,000 UI sets. All the resources can be used free of charge, individual licenses apply. Jack Cai, a Southampton (UK) based Chinese freelance icon and GUI designer, did a great job. The platform is intuitive, even fun...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

BootMetro: Framework for Websites in Windows 8 Design

October 21st, 2012
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BootMetro: Framework for Websites in Windows 8 Design

We know you like tiled websites. Our article featuring Sergey Pimenov's Metro UI CSS drew loads of attention. So we thought you might also be interested in what the Italian frontend-developer Marcello Palmitessa created. By the name of BootMetro he just introduced a whole framework for building tiled websites in the Metro-style of the...

Business Online

Moqups: HTML5-Based Mockups On Steroids

October 14th, 2012
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Moqups: HTML5-Based Mockups On Steroids

Before you detail the design of your next website project you need to determine where should be what. You will have to place your navigation, images, texts, forms, whatever will be part of your site. Especially essential parts such as the navigational concept have to be planned very thoroughly. The information architecture decides if...

Development

Delta – A Free, Modern Theme For jQuery UI

October 13th, 2012
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Delta – A Free, Modern Theme For jQuery UI

Kiandra IT is one of the bigger companies in the field of software development and the likes in Australia. In 2012 they were declared Microsoft Partner Of The Year. Pushing ahead their own software development efforts Kiandra created a theme for jQuery UI which they used internally for almost a year. Then they decided...

Deals & Giveaways

Win Your Set of Die-Cut Business Cards Made by UPrinting

October 8th, 2012
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Win Your Set of Die-Cut Business Cards Made by UPrinting

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We are always interested in bringing you value. Be it in the form of articles that dig deeper than elsewhere or in the form of long inspirational lists that are longer than elsewhere. Or be it in the form of a give-away like we’ll do...

Themes

Test Your WordPress Themes Live With Theme Test Drive

October 7th, 2012
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Test Your WordPress Themes Live With Theme Test Drive

So you found that new great WordPress theme and are eager to activate it. Lots of bloggers see the search for new themes as a sport. But if you are out of the niche where only you and your best friend reads your blog, spontaneous theme-switching might have become a little dangerous. What if things...