Articles by Dieter Petereit

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Apps

Paper for iPad: Intuitive Sketchbook for Creative Professionals

September 16th, 2012
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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...

Development

Your Photos Retro Style with HTML5 Canvas and Vintage.js

September 14th, 2012
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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...

Development

Typography rules: Eye-Catching Headlines with slabText for jQuery

September 11th, 2012
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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...

Design

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

September 7th, 2012
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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...

Development

tiltShift.js: Tiltshift-Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

September 7th, 2012
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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...

Development

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

September 6th, 2012
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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...

Essentials

Sosa – 121 Icons in One Free Webfont

September 5th, 2012
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Sosa – 121 Icons in One Free Webfont

Ed Merritt, Designer from Bournemouth, took a pragmatic approach. Sosa is a tailored icon font, which carries all the symbols he needed most frequently in his daily development work. As Ed is a designer, just as probably most of you are, it seems not far-fetched to expect, what Ed needs most might be identical...

Essentials

Typicons: Free Icon Font with 88 Symbols

September 4th, 2012
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Typicons: Free Icon Font with 88 Symbols

Stephen Hutchings from Australia undoubtedly brought forward an intelligent new term when he called his icon font Typicons. Nevertheless, Typicons are just that, an icon font, but a good one with 88 pieces. Typicons are especially useful in app-design as most of the symbols relate to user interface aspects typically needed for controlling functionality. I...

Photography

Darktable: The free Alternative to Photoshop Lightroom goes Mac OS X

September 3rd, 2012
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Darktable: The free Alternative to Photoshop Lightroom goes Mac OS X

Photographers considering using a computer based on Linux not seldom have exactly one reason to do so: Darktable. Darktable is an open source project, best compared to Adobe Lightroom. It is a photo editor following the workflow of photographers, thus having them easily feel familiar with the app. Beginners will be overwhelmed by its feature...

Essentials

Brand-new Firefox 16 Beta lays a sharp focus on web developers

September 1st, 2012
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Brand-new Firefox 16 Beta lays a sharp focus on web developers

It’s been merely a few days, since Firefox 15 has seen the light of day in its final version. But the Mozilla crew isn’t lazy and has already pushed out the beta of Firefox 16. Since August 30th Firefox 16 can be downloaded for all the usual platforms. Even a version for Android is...