Design

  • Blast from the Past #1: 90 Best Free User Interface Kits of 2014

    While all the design industry collects assumptions about what’s to come or is brainstorming fresh solutions to make predictions about the future of website design, we are going to take a look back, trying to get the most out of the previous year. Although “past is in the past”, however, when it comes to website design, nothing disappears without a trace. As a rule, plenty of tools, resources and viable stuff that were quite popular and pretty helpful last year, will remain sought after in the next, providing almost the same scope of benefit as before. What’s more, as practice shows, not every trend is a fad. The more consistent, strong and pervasive ones, such as Flat style still run the show and won’t go anywhere. Instead, they are bound to mature and take a more sophisticated form. Whatever there’ll be, having a bunch of professionally crafted templates that comply with current requirements and meet trends won’t hurt.



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  • Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Ultimate Web Design Trends 2015

    Web workers wonder where web design is heading in 2015, as it is also subject to a trend – which is not a bad thing. Otherwise, the internet would still look like in its beginnings in the 1990s. This is surely not what we want, is it? So, what is the trend for 2015? Let us have a look into the crystal ball and see what the future holds.



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  • 5 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers on Mac OS X

    Everyone, who wants to develop websites, needs an HTML editor or rather a development environment. There are, of course, several fee-based editors of high quality, but if you do not need your development environment every day, a free application will be perfectly fine. That an editor is free of charge does not mean that it is of low quality. One of the best development environments is available as permanently free evaluation version. You can “test” it as long as you want. However, if the editor suits you, you should be fair and purchase it. Below, we present you a selection of the best free HTML editors for Mac OS. X



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  • Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

    Occasionally, Asian and Western webdesign are poles apart. If you want a proof, check out the German and Chinese websites of a famous fast-food chain, or the Chinese news portal Tom.com. With its animated sequence of images, it may put some Western viewers on edge.



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  • JotForm Theme Store: New Marketplace for Professional Form Designs Opens

    Over the course of the past two months, we covered JotForm frequently. The form builders turned form designers from sunny California went through the launch of a game-changing new feature of their core product. Instead of just offering a form builder with a few simple beautifier options, they came up with a full-fledged Form Designer, giving you complete freedom over the look and feel of your forms while at the same time assisting you as much as you like to get assisted. Yesterday they opened the door to their next big feature, the Theme Store. We have taken a look at it for you…



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  • Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

    I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument for lifelong learning. See what you can do when you commit yourself to staying up to date. Your clients will pay you with full hands, as if you were worth your weight in gold. Well, the latter might be a slight exaggeration. Look at these masterpieces, however, and see how much room for improvement you still got…



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  • Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

    With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG is actually XML-based, meaning that an SVG and its behaviors are definable for interaction and animation using CSS and/or Javascript.



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  • With and Without JS: SVG Loader and SVG Morpheus Beautify Your (Web) App

    If you are into designing for multiple resolutions, SVG is the best option to turn to as far as the use of graphics is concerned. These small vector files can be scaled up and down as you like it without sacrificing quality. And with the two tools I am about to introduce you to, SVG will even move…



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  • Put Straight! 8 Amazing Sites Created With: Webydo, a Code-free Platform for Professional Designers

    Tools are what drives the web design industry. I do know a handful of people who honestly tell me they design each and every site using just their vi: or Notepad Plus. But I know hundreds of people who embrace modern tools to get their work done without sacrificing quality. In a new series here at Noupe we’ll be taking a look at the various solutions available for those designers who don’t hide behind ideological walls and are open to evolve. These solutions have come along a way from the Geocities of the Nineties to the online design platforms some of them are today. They are no longer an overly simplistic way of getting sites online without even the slightest knowledge. Instead they have become elaborate, feature-rich design tools in their own right. Our little series will focus on sites created with the online branch of web design software. We will takle a look at how they look and how functional and modern and state of the art they are. We start with Webydo, the code-free online web design platform for professional designers.



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  • Homepage Builder Squarespace 7: The Revolution Will Be Televised

    Squarespace is one of the leading brands in the online website design business. They don’t solely aim at end customers but also target designers, developers and their agencies. Squarespace is not a newcomer, but more a veteran in its field. With the experience of ten years of online site design behind them, they have now come up with their most radical innovation ever: Squarespace 7 is a completely new user interface atop the underlying powerful content management system. And it is safe to say that this new interface is able to redefine the way websites are built online.



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