Articles by Dieter Petereit

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Essentials

The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

March 30th, 2013
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The Ambassador, Noupe’s Easter Gift To You: A Premium WordPress Theme For Free

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"The Ambassador" is an excellent WordPress theme for business, resort, basically any type of hotel. The modern and intuitive design uses full-width photos to better highlight a hotel's beauty and style. There are 12 built-in color styles that you can build upon, so as to adapt the theme to your own taste. Best of all: While...

Essentials

PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

March 28th, 2013
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PNG Optimization Online and Local: Can CompressPNG and ImageAlpha Dethrone TinyPNG?

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If you are a regular reader, you will certainly remember TinyPNG, a fresh service, created by Voormedia from the Netherlands, that lets you compress PNGs easily and to a noticeable extent. Many of you, I know I did, will have integrated TinyPNG into their daily workflows. Around 70% less weight than before is what TinyPNG...

Tutorials

Mandatory for Web Developers: Free Video Tutorials on Chrome DevTools by Code School

March 25th, 2013
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Mandatory for Web Developers: Free Video Tutorials on Chrome DevTools by Code School

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Are there web developers who have never heard of Chrome DevTools? I don't know of one single example. Chrome DevTools are a developer's friend. Directly implemented into the browser, they deliver tools that are inescapable when it comes to web programming, especially the debugging part of it. Getting started with DevTools is not exactly complicated,...

IMHO

Facebook? I Don’t Care!

March 24th, 2013
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Facebook? I Don’t Care!

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The Maple Kind is a website with a distinct claim that reads "Where infographics meet comics and bullshit!" What urges its creators is to make you chuckle. This sure does sound much simpler than it is, but it definitely implies, how the following infoographic shall be read. Therein, the Maple Kind argues, why we need...

Design

uiFaces: Placeholder Service for Avatars in Design Mock-ups

March 23rd, 2013
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uiFaces: Placeholder Service for Avatars in Design Mock-ups

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We have been introducing you to placeholder services frequently. This new app by the name of uiFaces, that we want to show you today, does not stand in line, though. It covers a rather unique aspect of modern design, the integration of Social Media. With uiFaces you can easily integrate social network areas into your...

Business Online

Social Media Image Maker: Photo-Editing One-Stop-Shop for Social Media Networkers

March 21st, 2013
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Social Media Image Maker: Photo-Editing One-Stop-Shop for Social Media Networkers

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+, then Pinterest, Tumblr, Xing or LinkedIn and what do I know where all you've set your flag, and are networking as networking can. All these services want you to maintain a proper profile and, if you really do think you should register practically anywhere, you should try your best to make a...

Essentials

How To: Genericons – 62 Vector Icons Webfont by WordPress Creators Automattic

March 11th, 2013
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How To: Genericons – 62 Vector Icons Webfont by WordPress Creators Automattic

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Not only do we see a massive growth in the number of mobile devices, also the capabilities of these little handsets improve with every new generation. It's an irreversible trend, commonly known as HiDPI, that causes lots of work not only, but also for web designers. If you have ever had the pleasure of looking...

Development

HTML5: Threesixty.js Generates 360 Views From Images

March 10th, 2013
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HTML5: Threesixty.js Generates 360 Views From Images

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360 degree walk-arounds, just as you know them from the major automobile brands: that is what you can expect the fresh jQuery plugin Threesixty.js to deliver. It does this using HTML5 data attributes, thus showing a very simple approach that has you fiddling together a nice 360 in a matter of minutes.

Development

Hook.js für jQuery – Pull To Refresh For The Web

March 8th, 2013
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Hook.js für jQuery – Pull To Refresh For The Web

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If my memory doesn't fool me, it was Apple who invented this. Or was it Loren Brichter for his Tweetie client? I really can't say for sure, but that does not matter anyway. "Pull to refresh" definitely is a functionality that can be seen as a standard nowadays, at least when we look at mobile...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Typeplate: Starterkit Cares For Decent Typography – Doesn’t Care For Web Design

March 6th, 2013
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Typeplate: Starterkit Cares For Decent Typography – Doesn’t Care For Web Design

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Typography and web design should go hand in hand. But since the possibilities to implement proper typography have only just emerged in the last few years, a lot of developers are stuck in their traditional mindset. Of course everybody will agree that typography is important, but when it comes down to fish or cut bait,...