Dieter Petereit

  • Public Domain Archive: High-Res Photos for Free

    The market of free photo providers is growing fast. After a decade of market domination, giant services like Shutterstock and others see themselves faced with a competition that will likely change the whole way this industry is structured. This new breed of photo services is different in one vital way, they don’t take money for the right to publish a picture. Some don’t even require you to mention them or say "Thank You". One of these high-grade new services stems from Athens in Georgia, US. Designer and photographer Matt Hobbs and his wife Shayna created and maintain it. It is still tiny in comparison, but already worth a visit or two.



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  • Design Vs Cancer: May This Great Project Grow King-Size

    Are you a designer? You will want to know about this great project. I even bet, if you have a heart, you’ll want to get involved. Both of this is possible. Let’s start by telling you, what Design versus Cancer is all about. The next step is up to you. If you are not a designer, you’ll want to know about that project, too. Help it grow. Let’s support this great cause and make the world a better place…



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  • The CSS Animations Pocket Guide: Now More Free Than Ever

    Publisher Five Simple Steps ceased to exist. Before they vanished, they took the friendly move to transfer all the rights on the books published back to their respective authors. Val Head, author of The CSS Animations Pocket Guide immediately put up a page on her personal blog and started to offer the guide along the lines of the "Pay what you want" model which includes getting it for free, too.



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  • Full Throttle Development: Website Design Software Webydo Goes Parallax – Participate in The Closed Beta (Invite Only)

    Webydo’s developers must be on steroids. The community-driven development process sparks more innovation in a few months than other companies find in their whole lifetime. The latest feature announcement promises the availability of one of the hottest trends in web design today, Parallax Scrolling. And it promises to deliver it code-free and with pixel-perfect accuracy. Good news for the non-developing designers in the industry out there



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  • Captain Icon: Fantastic Free Set of 350+ Flat Icons in Many Formats

    Mario Del Valle from Valladolid in sunny Spain simply loves to create. In his own words, he was passionate about drawing since he was a child. Lately he also became eager to share. He sat down in front of his digitizer and started to come up with ideas for a huge free icon set. Lots of coffee and scribbles later, he transformed into Captain Icon and set out to conquer the world with his beautifully designed, flat set of 350+ pictograms. Here’s what to expect…



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  • Waypoints.io: Collaborative Tumblr for Your Projects

    Waypoints.io is a London based service aiming to help you with project management. They are currently in public beta, so for now accounts are free. We have taken a look at what to us looked like kind of Tumblr for projects. And you know, Tumblr’s developer will spend the rest of his life under palm trees, sipping caipirinha and getting off to the numbers on his bank accounts. Will this happen to the master mind behind Waypoints.io, too?



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  • LG 34UM95: World’s First 34-inch Display for Creative Professionals

    Wait. You say, the LG 34UM95 is actually not the world’s first 34-inch display? This is true. But it definitely is the world’s first 34-inch display for real creative professionals. Let me explain. It’s not only the size that matters here, it’s the resolution that’s the real game changer. The LG 34UM95 sports a mighty QHD resolution of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels. With a resolution like that, creative professionals might feel tempted to waive their two monitor configurations and go back to working without neck pain. Especially creative workers using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or those whose daily bread is the editing of audio and video, are certain to profit from the much larger width.



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  • Google Web Fundamentals: Free Handbook for Multi-Device Web Design in the Making

    A few days ago, Google released a beta version of a stylish and comprehensive new online handbook for web designers and developers to the public. The project is a work in progress and will lead to a more polished version 1.0 in June. Yet, you shouldn’t wait until then, as Web Fundamentals is a fine collection of best practices in multi-device, responsive design just now. Work on the handbook is coordinated via Github, while the product itself has its own shiny website – a best practice example in itself…



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  • WP Job Manager: Free WordPress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Job Board

    Job boards have grown in popularity over the last few years. Due to the fact that more and more people work project-based rather than in lifetime occupations, searching for new jobs has become a frequent task to many of us. Especially in these cases, official job boards often fall short. Specialized boards are much better suited. So, if you maintain a service, say an online magazine, aiming at a certain industry, say designers and developers, you might have thought about integrating job board functionality already. We know, we at the Smashing family did. If you don’t have the same power to invest, a free job board plugin by the name of WP Job Manager might just be what you’re looking for.



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  • Death To The Stock Photo and Good Free Photos – Two More Resources For Your Designer Toolbox

    Images. We’ve talked about these often. Every designer needs them, a lot of resources exist. But the cost of a professional stock photo provider can easily exceed the budget of the average small business. That’s where free services come in handy. We here at Noupe have already showcased a lot of them, still we haven’t managed to cover each and every free photo provider out there. Today we want to introduce you to “Death To The Stock Photo” and “Good Free Photos”. Both are not the conventional kind…



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