Articles by Vitaly Friedman

Essentials

Free Saint Valentine’s Day Icon Set

February 6th, 2010
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Free Saint Valentine’s Day Icon Set

Today we are glad to release Valentine’s Icon Set, a set with 10 free icons in resolutions 32×32px, 48×48px, 128×128px and 150×150px in formats .ico, .png and .icns. This set was designed by Iconsmaster and released especially for Noupe and its readers. The set was created from scratch using Adobe Fireworks — the .png-sources are available for free download as well.

Photography

35 Photos of Truly Adorable Animals in Snow

February 4th, 2010
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35 Photos of Truly Adorable Animals in Snow

While some animals hibernate in the winter and prefer to sun themselves during the warmer months, other animals are perfectly comfortable with the snow and offer photographers a plenty of opportunities for remarkable photos. To celebrate the nicer facets of the leaving winter, we now collected some beautiful and adorable photos of animals in snow. These photos are nice to look at and will...

Inspiration

Stunning Infographics and Data Visualization

February 2nd, 2010
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Stunning Infographics and Data Visualization

Information graphics, or infographics, are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. The graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as on signs and maps and in journalism, technical writing and education. Today, infographics surround us in the media, in published works both mainstream and scientific and in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would...

Design

An Explosion of Adobe Fireworks Resources

February 1st, 2010
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An Explosion of Adobe Fireworks Resources

An often overlooked member of the Adobe Creative Suite is Adobe Fireworks. This application software can be used to create vectors, design application interfaces, digital artwork, and create rapid prototypes of websites. Adobe Fireworks can also generate PDF’s, export CSS based layouts, and a variety of other features. However, Adobe Fireworks resources are not easy to find. Resources are scattered among many different websites,...

Business Online

5 Simple Tips for Improving Designer-Client Relationships

January 29th, 2010
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5 Simple Tips for Improving Designer-Client Relationships

By Aaron Griffith Good business relationships rarely just happen. While a smitten designer and their starry-eyed client may start out well with a "honeymoon" of a successful initial project launch, things can get rocky fast. The once-anticipated phone calls requesting new designs that used to be welcomed are now dreaded, and the previously infrequent and brief revision requests are now hostile diatribes critiquing every...

Inspiration

50 Stunning Political Artworks

January 26th, 2010
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50 Stunning Political Artworks

Graffiti artwork has been initially used by Ancient Greece, Roman Empire and Urban Gangs to mark their territory and also by some social and political purposes as well. Some politicians are also using this form of art for the purpose of their election campaigns. But now, it has become an inspiring way to put across your thoughts and ideas in the most enticing and...

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.