Design

  • 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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  • 900dpi: Hey Designer, Add a CMS to Any Website Easily!

    Designers like lots of things, but first and foremost they like their freedom to design whatever they want in whichever way they see fit. That’s one of the reasons why homepage builders are not an option in most cases. They all limit in one way or another, though their compromises tend to get better and better. If you are more the traditional designer type, or are coding in Sublime or Coda or another tool of your choice, you’ll definitely have missed CMS functionality more than once. Before you think about putting your design on top of a full-fledged CMS, take a look at 900dpi, a fresh and innovative service created by a small, enthusiastic team from the United States.



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  • Retro Textpress for Illustrator: 20 Great Retro Text Effects Bargained Away

    You know and (most likely) love the concept of one-click purchasing. This is a convenient way of buying something, isn’t it? Imagine the same principle ported to design work. One click and your plain text layout looks great. This is exactly what today’s Deal of the Week will bring you. Apply a plethora of retro text effects to even the most common (and boring) fonts and see the magic happen.



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  • Top Tools and Resources for Hybrid App Development

    Do you remember when apps first appeared for smart phones? The TV commercial for the iPhone 3G’s tag-line, “There’s an app for that,” made it seem like there was an app for anything you’d ever want. It may not have been true at the time, but it certainly is now, especially with the emergence of hybrid app development in the past few years.



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  • Sheer Madness: InkyDeals Bargains Away Thousands of Design Resources Worth Over 31,000 for 99 Dollars

    Sometimes we stumble upon offers that sound too good to be true. That’s also what our whole editorial office thought when we encountered InkyDeals’ "Colossal Birthday Bundle". To clarify whether this was most likely just a simple typo we contacted InkyDeals and asked them. No, did they assure us, this is not an error. We are totally serious about this. We really bargain away more than 40 GB of recent resources for the laughable price of under a hundred dollars. We do this to celebrate our third birthday. This is enough reason, isn’t it?! Okay, I answered. Then this is what I am going to tell our readers. But, don’t expect them to believe that…



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  • JotForm Runs the Web Form Design Awards – Create a Great Form Design and Win 7,500 Dollars

    JotForm, form renovators from sunny California, are taking off. Having been a major player in the form builder business for quite a while now, they decided to add broader design support to their product. And came up with a new tool called "Form Designer". This tool is just grand. As you’d rightfully expect from your favorite WYSIWYG builder Form Designer is completely intuitive to use, speeding up your workflow and improving your results. Whether you like to code CSS by hand or like to stick with pre-made design elements, Form Designer is there for you. To get Form Designer into the minds of the members of the design community they decided to host a contest with a grand prize of 7,500 dollars for the overall winner and smaller prizes in several categories. In need of Christmas money? Show off your skills and win the contest…



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  • Visme.co: Swiss Knife for the Creation of Presentations, Infographics, Banner Ads and More (Comment to Win)

    Visme.co is a recently relaunched and re-branded service loyal Noupe readers already know. We’ve covered the service under its former name EWC Presenter in August of 2013 already. At that time, our conclusion was entirely positive. We recommended to put PowerPoint and Keynote aside, and use EWC Presenter instead. A lot has happened behind the curtain since then, so we thought it would be time to revisit a service we had enjoyed at first encounter. Are we still fans? Well, the name Visme.co is way better than the wooden EWC Presenter. And else? Read on…



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  • JotForm’s Latest Product is Hands Down the Best Form Designer You Can Get

    Forms – the inevitable, the unavoidable. Nobody actually loves them, yet no one can do without them. Be it in real life or on the net, forms are a necessary evil. Or should I say were a necessary evil? Today JotForm, the online forms creation service has introduced a new tool dedicated to making forms attractive with ease. This new tool is called "Form Designer" and it does nothing less than bring the fun factor back to form design. Did I say "back"? Hmm, anyway…



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  • Make a Dent: 40 of the Best Cinema 4D Tutorials

    If you are a 3D artist you are surely aware of the fact that Cinema 4D is a powerful, almost almighty tool. Combine it with Photoshop and you’ll get even more super powers. From creating 3D models to adding textures and animating the result – there is not much we cannot do. In this article we have collected 40 of the best tutorials to help you make a dent – probably not in the universe, but here where your potential customers can see it…



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  • Sass-based Grid Systems: How to Split Columns, not Hairs

    When it comes to website development there is not a lot better than a semantic, flexible, professionally crafted grid system, forming a “safe and sound” structure. It is the most viable and reliable solution that skillfully and effectively deals with all the dirty issues of today’s designs. For the past decade, the diversity of this kind of instruments has been considerably increased and constantly improved. There are pure CSS grids and mixed ones, simple style sheet files and complex pre-made frameworks, responsive and fixed, well-formatted and poorly formatted, some includes gutters others not – you are confronted with a plethora of choices. However, as you delve more deeply into this concept, it becomes obvious that each project requires its own solution and not every underlying system meets every project’s requirements and personal preferences. As always, the choice will depend on what you want to achieve in the end.



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