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Exclusive Freebie: Five Responsive HTML Email Templates for Noupe Readers (plus PSD)

August 7th, 2014
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Exclusive Freebie: Five Responsive HTML Email Templates for Noupe Readers (plus PSD)

Today we are back with another amazing freebie for all our lovely readers! We teamed up with one of the industry’s most well-known PSD to HTML conversion companies, PSD2HTML.com, to give away a pack of responsive HTML email templates. The original PSD template was created by our second amazing partner in this giveaway, BestPSDFreebies.com. The PSD is available from here, too. So you can...

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More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use – Raumrot and KaboomPics

July 24th, 2014
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More than 700 Free Stock Photos for Commercial Use – Raumrot and KaboomPics

We had free images since years ago. That’s not so very new. But what really is new is the growing professionalisation of these services and their offered material. Was professional photography the domain of commercial stock photo providers for ages, these days the lines start to blur. I personally have turned to looking through the free offers first, and only if I cannot find...

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Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use

July 22nd, 2014
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Mazwai: 65+ Free HD Videos for Commercial Use

It’s getting more and more common. Free stock photography is on the rise. We see new services emerge on a monthly basis. Mostly maintained by photographers, aiming to get more exposure or agencies, aiming to prove their quality of work, free stock photo libraries are a benefit for both sides. Getting more exposure and sympathy might potentially help to acquire more paid work, the...

Design

Work 3.0: Will Ziptask Disrupt the Outsourcing Market?

June 27th, 2014
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Work 3.0: Will Ziptask Disrupt the Outsourcing Market?

The international outsourcing market is giant-sized, hundreds of billions of dollars strong. A numerous amount of web platforms aims to monetize that market. 99designs is one example, oDesk and Elance are others. You have probably tried to find work through one of these platforms yourself and I bet the experience was not exactly a walk in the park. Now look through the lense of...

Business Online

InVision: Design Prototyping and Collaboration Made Easy (Free for Three Winners)

June 25th, 2014
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InVision: Design Prototyping and Collaboration Made Easy (Free for Three Winners)

This tool is able to do wonders to your design process. No longer do you need to shift around versions of your creative work by mail, hoping things won’t get messed up after the fifth back and forth (knowing they definitely will). You can simply create design mockups with your favorite image editor, then make them work interactively using InVision. Discuss the designs online,...

Deals & Giveaways

Crocoblock: Disruptive WordPress Theme Club for the Rest of Us (Giveaway)

June 25th, 2014
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Crocoblock: Disruptive WordPress Theme Club for the Rest of Us (Giveaway)

The world of WordPress themes is monstrous, if you allow me to stay close to the animal wording the name of this new theme club suggests. Not only the sheer amount of free themes doesn’t allow anybody to stay atop of the development. Also the Premium offers have grown to an extent noone can by any means oversee. There’s quite some discussion going on,...

Deals & Giveaways

Filter Forge 4: More Than 10,000 Filters for Photoshop Aficionados (Win Your Copy)

June 23rd, 2014
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Filter Forge 4: More Than 10,000 Filters for Photoshop Aficionados (Win Your Copy)

If you professionally use Photoshop as your favorite image editor, chances are, you’ve heard of Filter Forge more than once during the last few years. Filter Forge is a software and a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and other image editors with the same plugin technology. With Filter Forge you are able to create your own filters visually. This is great, of course, but even...

Deals & Giveaways

Resources Galore: Win a One-Year Unlimited Download Subscription of Medialoot’s Massive Collection (Giveaway)

June 16th, 2014
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Resources Galore: Win a One-Year Unlimited Download Subscription of Medialoot’s Massive Collection (Giveaway)

There are giveaways, and then there are giveaways. Today we teamed up with Medialoot to bring you one massive giveaway. One that’s definitely worth the effort of participation. We are giving away five one-year unlimited download subscriptions, each valued at 99 USD. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions. Wanna know the details? Medialoot: Designer’s Resources Flat Rate Medialoot, based...

Design

Color Theory and Typography: The 10 Commandments (Infographics)

June 10th, 2014
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Color Theory and Typography: The 10 Commandments (Infographics)

Life as a designer is far from simple. Although the word "designer" in itself is fairly short and people do have a decent assumption of what such a designer actually does, reality is much more complex. I know we all got cupboards full of literature and other than others we don’t just need to learn in perpetuity, but indeed permanently, continuously. Thus, it is...

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Oozled: Fast Growing Resource Collection for Designers and Any Webworker

June 6th, 2014
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Oozled: Fast Growing Resource Collection for Designers and Any Webworker

Who’s to say that list posts are boring, noone would want to read them anymore? Only a few months ago, it was November 2013, design freelancer Dan Edwards wrote just that. He put up a list of resources over at Medium and titled his article simply "Resources". He curated 80 offerings, he found to be inescapable for any designer out there. The list raised...

Design

Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

June 5th, 2014
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Responsive Images: Finally The Picture Element Arrives!

This has taken quite a while. There was a lot of discussion, but now reality has it. The picture element as propagated by the W3C has finally arrived. If you are into the matter, you might know that the WhatWG had tried to standardize an additional attribute to the image element, named srcset as opposed to picture. Whoever believed in what WhatWG said, as...

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Cody – Free Library With HTML5 Gems for Instant Use

June 3rd, 2014
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Cody – Free Library With HTML5 Gems for Instant Use

Cody is a great project for designers and developers. The webworker couple Claudia Romano and Sebastiano Guerriero from London put together a library of out-of-the-box HTML5 solutions. Plus, they do not only deliver the solutions, they also explain the use of each of them in elaborate, comprehensive articles. That way, Cody is not only a valuable resource for seekers of key-ready components, but also...

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But It Does Move: Homepage Builder Wix.com Adds Animation

June 2nd, 2014
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But It Does Move: Homepage Builder Wix.com Adds Animation

Who doesn’t know Wix.com. You, as a frequent reader of our lovely Noupe Magazine, definitely do. Wix.com is one of the top website builders out there. Similar to Webydo, they are on a feature rush, trying to implement as many functions in as little time as one possibly could. These days they announced the availability of animations. Animations allows you to add animated effects...

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Compressor.io: Free Tool Reduces The File Size of Your JPEG, PNG, GIF or SVG by up to 90 Percent

May 27th, 2014
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Compressor.io: Free Tool Reduces The File Size of Your JPEG, PNG, GIF or SVG by up to 90 Percent

A new web app by not so unknown Stephane Lyver delivers automatic image optimization for the common formats JPEG, PNG, GIF and SVG. The compression is able to either work lossy or lossless. The strength of compression is not adjustable by the user, Compressor.io will always try to reduce to the max. And this works astonishingly perfect… Compressor.io: Web App Based on Recent Technology...