Articles by Vitaly Friedman

Development

45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials

January 25th, 2010
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45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials

By Paul Andrew As many of us know, the initial 15-20 seconds of a new user’s visit to a web site will have a large impact on whether on not they are going to like or dislike the site, prompting them to decide whether they will stay or go. This means it’s vital that you follow usability rules with common design practices and layout...

Design

Tips for Coding and Designing Usable Web Forms

January 21st, 2010
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Tips for Coding and Designing Usable Web Forms

By Louis Lazaris The web form has been one of the most discussed elements in web design for more than ten years now. We can’t help it. Call-to-action functionality often leads users to a form; purchases are made using forms; users register or subscribe using forms — the uses for forms are endless. While it is fairly easy to slap together a form in...

Photography

35 Truly Dramatic Examples of Animal Photography

January 20th, 2010
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35 Truly Dramatic Examples of Animal Photography

Sometimes we take wildlife pictures that we see in books and magazines for granted; seldom does it give you the impressions that they were taken easily. The truth is, photographing animals (especially in wildlife) is very involved, such a moment could only be told through some timely amazing shots. For someone who loves animals, photographing them can be both very fulfilling and frustrating at...

Essentials

40 Valuable Tools and Resources For Web Designers

January 18th, 2010
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40 Valuable Tools and Resources For Web Designers

Web development can be tricky and time-consuming. To be more effective and productive, we, designers and developers, can integrate useful tools in our daily routine. Also, handy resources can be very valuable as they can help us enhance communication with clients and other developers as well as improve the quality of our work. We are permanently looking for new tools, techniques, resources and services...

Design

Creative and Unusual Layouts and Navigation Designs

January 8th, 2010
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Creative and Unusual Layouts and Navigation Designs

By Robert Hartland In this article, we’ll showcase website layouts and navigation structures that really break the mold. The designers of these websites have seen dozens of clone websites out there but have sought their own way. The unusual website layouts and navigation that results can either be very successful and innovative or disorienting for visitors. You decide. When you browse the showcase, think...

Essentials

Pictodeck Icon Set: Over 700 Free Pictograms for Keynote

January 6th, 2010
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Pictodeck Icon Set: Over 700 Free Pictograms for Keynote

Today we are glad to release Pictodeck, a set of over 700 pictograms in vector format designed specifically for Keynote. That means you can rescale them to any size you desire without any loss in quality. All of the icons also support transparency. The set was created by Aaron Richard. The icons are from four different sets: PICOL, Android Icons, Pictoico, and Freshpixel. All...

Design

30 Fresh AJAX Tutorials And Techniques

January 4th, 2010
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30 Fresh AJAX Tutorials And Techniques

Using AJAX on websites and applications is pretty much taken for granted nowadays. Users expect it. They want to be able to edit a page in-place, they want search queries to be auto-suggested, and they want to be able to submit a form without refreshing the page. Why? Because those things make browsing...

Essentials

Free Furry Cushions Social Icons Set

January 2nd, 2010
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Free Furry Cushions Social Icons Set

Today we are glad to release Furry Cushions Social Icons, a set with 6 transparent furry social icons in .png. This set was designed by Andrea Austoni and released especially for Noupe and its readers.

Design

7 Must-See Web Design Videos and Presentations

December 30th, 2009
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7 Must-See Web Design Videos and Presentations

By Louis Lazaris Not many of us will have the opportunity to attend or participate in a live web-related event, conference, or presentation. But that doesn’t mean we can’t benefit from the information exchanged at such events. Many of the sites associated with those events provide supplementary information, summaries, presentation slides, plus audio and video footage from the presentations given. In this article I’ve...

Design

Data Tables In Modern Web Design

December 28th, 2009
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Data Tables In Modern Web Design

By Matt Cronin Being able to organize data and information is a skill not to be overlooked. The way you organize content and text, generally referred to as copy, has a direct effect on how that content is received by users. You must find a way to organize information so that it is scannable and can be quickly absorbed by the reader. One way...