Articles by Dieter Petereit

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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....

Infographics

Image Is Everything – Ask @aplusk [Infographic]

December 9th, 2012
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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,...

Essentials

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

November 27th, 2012
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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...

Business Online

The Anatomy Of A Web Designer [Infographic]

November 24th, 2012
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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...

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...