Dieter Petereit

  • 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 is a bunch of new tools seeking to make web design easier and faster. The whole suite of tools is called Edge and here at Noupe we will be taking closer looks at its parts in the coming days. Accompanying the release of Edge, Adobe introduces another font under the Open Font License. Again it has been designed by Paul D. Hunt and again it is freely available from its SourceForge repository.



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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 curating the 80 best fonts from Google’s directory, all of them subjectively chosen, but still representing a fair round-up of the whole, Best Web Fonts offers you testing options and code-snippets to make implementation of the fonts easier. You’ll end up saving quite a bit of time this way.



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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, but unfortunately vacations only last so long. So for the rest of the year, photography has to contribute to my wellbeing. The following 60 hand-picked photos are my personal favourites for the coming winter season. I hope they can keep you in good mood too.



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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 of the proprietary (and expensive) Type 1 format which flushed a lot of money into the company’s coffers. Adobe was so extremely keen on font protection, that they went so far as to encapsulate them into a font manager, that was not only able to ruin one financially but more so to gaslight its users. Fortunately the system went down the drain as the so-called font wars broke out. But well, let’s not bear grudges. Say a friendly hello to Source Sans Pro.



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  • Paper for iPad: Intuitive Sketchbook for Creative Professionals

    An iPad-App by the simple name of Paper wants to transform your Apple-device into one of the oldest, but still most intuitive user interfaces there is. Thoughts, sketches, drawings, notes, whatever can be caught on a piece of paper can now be stored on your iPad, without sacrificing the ease of use of a simple blank sheet. This may not sound very spectacular, but really is a big thing, if you look deeper into it.



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  • Your Photos Retro Style with HTML5 Canvas and Vintage.js

    HTML5, JavaScript and Canvas are gaining momentum when it comes to image processing. It’s only been a few days since we introduced you to the jQuery-plugin tiltShift.js, which, you can easily guess by its name, applies the popular effect of miniaturizing to whatever image you fire it on. Today we’ll show you vintage.js. This jQuery-plugin, which is available as a web service also, enables you to let your images look as if they were taken ages ago. It doesn’t only do that good, it does a fantastic job.



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  • Typography rules: Eye-Catching Headlines with slabText for jQuery

    Typography in web design has long been treated as an orphan. With the rise of web fonts the situation changed and thanks to jQuery we have loads of elegant little helpers to make our sites prettier. The more advanced plugins even introduce possibilities formerly only known to print designers. Today we are going to take a look at slabText.js. This tool will split longer headings into two or more rows and set these rows to full justification, where each row is scaled individually, which guarantees for an eye-catcher.



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  • Freebie of the Day: Photoshop Action ‘The Wise Watson’

    The nice folks over at Lookfilter.com want to promote their yet to be finished collection of fresh Photoshop actions. Of the announced four actions only one is already available by now. Good for all of us, they give it away for free. Who wouldn’t appreciate a professional photography effect? And that’s exactly what you get for giving away your mail address.



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  • tiltShift.js: Tiltshift-Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

    tiltShift.js is nothing short of a little sensation. Using the new CSS3 Image Filters, developer Noel Tock realized a tiltshift-effect for any image you’d want to apply one to. It has of course to be said, that at the time of this writing only Chrome and Safari 6 are able to visualize the effect. Furthermore the pictures have to be generally qualified for the use of tiltshift. But this proves true for all possible fake tiltshifts, as can be achieved by Photoshop and others.



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  • jQuery Socialist: One-Stop Shop for Social Media Stream Aggregation

    Life can be easy. With the brand-new jQuery plugin Socialist you’re able to aggregate a plethora of streams stemming from different social networks into one, modern and elegant grid-based layout. If you haven’t been living under a stone lately, you’ll have a strong deja vu looking at Socialist’s default output. Yes, you’re right. It does look like Pinterest. If you’re not into Pinterest though, you can have Socialist display the various streams in plain old-school list view.



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