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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...

Plugins

Collaborative Writing for Teams Enhanced by Brand-New WordPress-Plugin Post Forking

October 6th, 2012
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Collaborative Writing for Teams Enhanced by Brand-New WordPress-Plugin Post Forking

A brand-new plugin for the ever so popular CMS WordPress enhances the workflow to a GitHub-like experience. It allows for several authors to work on the same article simultaneously. Even contributors without any rights can participate in the workflow. This could be a solution to several common problems not only editorial teams regularly face.

Business Online

Pimp Your New Twitter Profile Page with Free Header Images from TwitrCovers.com

September 29th, 2012
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Pimp Your New Twitter Profile Page with Free Header Images from TwitrCovers.com

It’s merely two weeks ago that Twitter announced the immediate availability of header images on profile pages, a functionality very similar to Facebook and Google+ offerings. Apply a header image and each time someone opens up your profile, be it on desktop or through mobile apps, your newly embedded image will be shown. We all...

Apps

Camera+ by Taptaptap: A Great Photography App And Now Native On iPad

September 28th, 2012
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Camera+ by Taptaptap: A Great Photography App And Now Native On iPad

Welcome to part two of our series with iOS Apps for Creative Professionals. I didn’t tell you, but I will now. I like the iOS app Camera+ by taptaptap so much, that I installed it on my new iPad. Even though I knew it was only optimized for iPhones. As the retina display double-sizes the...

Essentials

Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

September 26th, 2012
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Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

Create The Web, Adobe’s conference jumpstarting new product lines and innovations for web developers, has debuted in San Francisco. In the next two weeks people in other parts of the world will have the chance to attend too, as the conference is moving from London to Tokyo to Sydney. What you will see there...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

September 25th, 2012
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Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

The Google Font Directory has increased in size three-fold in the course of the last year and keeps on growing. More than 500 fonts leave you searching for the one and only, not all fonts are high-grade. While this partly depends on your, or your client’s taste, we won’t go fighting over that. Besides...

Inspiration

All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

September 24th, 2012
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All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

From time to time I need to get my thoughts clear. When I’m feeling stressed by deadlines, clients, people, life in general, all I have to do is look at a beautiful landscape with all the colours of the sun to it. Whenever I can, I try to experience these views in real life,...

Essentials

Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

September 21st, 2012
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Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

It's only been a few weeks ago, that Adobe's font developer Paul D. Hunt surprised us with the release of a modern, elegant font under the - gasp - open font license. You can even call this release a sensation as Adobe always has been radical in protecting its fonts. They were the inventors...