Dieter Petereit

  • DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

    DesignerCandies is a five weeks old side-project maintained by designer Adam McIntyre. At the time of this writing, DesignerCandies hosts 25 freebies, suitable for both web and print design. Given the current pace, the collection grows by five freebies weekly. To date the focus lies on 3D renders, yet textures and brushes can also be found. The most interesting point: all the resources are released into the Public Domain, which means they are explicitly uncopyrighted and thus, free for each and every thinkable use case.



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  • Almost for Free: 17 Premium Responsive WordPress Themes

    Premium responsive WordPress themes. Does that not sound like your favorite tune? I know it does to my ears. And from our analytics backend we know that WordPress themes are among the top ten most wanted article topics here at Noupe, your wonderful design magazine. While free themes are always a solid traffic magnet, premium themes usually fall behind a little. Which is due to the fact, at least that’s my interpretation, that they are sometimes ambitiously priced. But what if we had premium themes closest to the most radical price of all. That’s what we want to show you today…



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  • Hosting, Polling, Logos: And The Winner Is…

    During the past weeks we ran a few giveaways. The winners have yet to be announced. That’s what this post will be all about. So, if you have been taking part in any of our giveaways, check whether you won by reading on…



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  • Snap That Chance: Royalty-free Stock Photos for Less than One Dollar each

    Our Deal of this Week is straight-forward mighty. It is the comeback of a deal already run. There were so many requests to run it again, that Mighty Deals tried their best to be granted permission and just do it. Today’s deal brings you another round of stock photos by one of the largest repositories out there. You can save up to 90 % off of the regular price. Read on…



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  • New Old Stock: Public Domain Photos from Institutional Archives Worldwide

    Many institutions create and collect photos and make them available as Public Domain or licenses closest to that. As we all know, public institutions don’t really care to make their services comfortably usable. On top of that these collections contain loads more chaff than wheat. Cole Townsend from Buffalo, New York has come to our rescue. His Tumblr project “New Old Stock” curates the best free photos from public archives and it does quite a job…



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  • Responsive Images: Still Waiting for a Standard? Try Rwd.Images.Js Instead!

    Responsive Images is a topic far from resolved. Will it be the picture element as proposed by the W3C or will it be the srcset attribute as proposed by WHATWG in the end? No matter what time will bring, responsive images are a problem that needs to be solved today and not sometime in the future. No wonder that JavaScript is the remedy of choice. There are quite a few scripts targeting responsive imaging, quality varies though. A brand-new script by Matt Stow from Australia shows the potential to become the best available client-side interim solution…



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  • Pixeno: Web Designers Hosting for Free (with Luck)

    Today we are back with another special giveaway. Pixeno, a company offering web hosting for web designers and developers by web designers and developers, gave us six of their annual hosting plans, which we don’t want to keep but raffle off to our dear readers. Participating is easy. Simply answer the questions at the end of the article correctly and you are in the draw…



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  • The Pattern Library: Free Seamless Patterns for Your Designs

    The Pattern Library is a fresh new project by New Yorker Tim Holman and Claudio Guglieri from San Francisco. The two, who both don’t stem from where they are currently located, established a repository of seamless website backgrounds called “The Pattern Library”. The concept of the site matches the content – it’s extraordinary…



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  • Social Polling by Opinion Stage: One-Year Pro-Account for Free

    Votes and polls are nothing new. But before you yawn and turn to the next article, give me two seconds. Votes and polls done with Opinion Stage are not the ole fashioned feedback tools your mind first thinks of. Opinion Stage integrates the social component as it lets you interact with Social Media. The deeper insights you are about to receive are beyond comparison. Better even, today we give away two annual Pro Plans, worth 228 dollars, for free. All you need to do to win is place a comment below the following article.



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  • Perfect Match: Adaptive Backgrounds for jQuery Colors Your Website Automagically

    This plugin for jQuery is gas. Adaptive Backgrounds by Brian Gonzalez analyzes the colors of the images in your website, determines which ones are dominant and colors the background of the element containing the image accordingly. As Adaptive Backgrounds works with the nearest parent by default, you can have multiple different backgrounds on the same page. The effect is impressive.



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