Dieter Petereit

  • 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 go wrong? What if not all sections of your blog really look as expected. Probably there are glitches in translation that are not so obvious or other problems persist. Vladimir Prelovac is here to help…



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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.



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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 know that this is not actually overwhelming but play kids as we all are, we won’t miss out on uploading our own headers, will we? You could of course unleash your creativity and build a great, earth-shaking header image for your followership or you could just download one of the nice headers they provide over at TwitrCovers.com. Actually that’s what I did…



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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 iPhone apps nicely without showing visible pixelation I was happy enough with that solution. But taptaptap was obviously not content with me being just happy, they wanted to excite me. And they did with their release of Camera+ for iPad today.



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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 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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