DESIGN

  • Everyday Helpers: Fresh Free CSS Tools GenerateCSS and Gradientoo

    A good CSS generator is a valuable addition to any designer’s toolbox. As an avid reader of Noupe Magazine you already know of a good chunk of helper services. Today we want to introduce you to two more great apps. While one, GenerateCSS, is a full-fledged toolbox in its own right, the other, Gradientoo, only serves the task of creating gradients, but does this with an unknown flexibility. Both are worth a bookmark in your favorites collection…



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  • Powerange and Switchery: HTML5 Switches and Sliders in Flat Design

    Alexander Petkov creates ripples having developed two free HTML5 components following the popular flat design trend. The latest one, Powerange, allows you to create modern range sliders clearly inspired by iOS7 and the older Switchery does the same job for switches. Both components are designed as combinations of CSS and JavaScript without further dependencies and run in all modern browsers, even Internet Explorer (from 8+ in Switchery and 9+ in Powerange). You need not be a fan of iOS7 to enjoy the features of Petkov’s components as customization allows you to take the looks to wherever you want them to..



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  • Cerberus Makes Your HTML Email Work On Any Client

    Ted Goas from New Jersey knows what he’s talking about. He calls his latest project Cerberus, which educated people surely know to be the three-headed dog from hell aka hell-hound. He thinks the naming to be appropriate for an ambitious project like his, that aims to make HTML email work (three-headed) over desktops, mobiles and – even – Outlook. Cerberus is a collection of patterns compiled into two templates for you to build your email newsletters upon.



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  • Deal of the Week: Designmodo’s Fantastic Startup Design Framework Based on Bootstrap 3 and PSD

    Who in the world of web design and development doesn’t know Designmodo? Active since 2010, these guys have brought useful resources to the design world and still keep on doing so. Their latest product aims at startups seeking to create a decent, flexible and unique website. Startup Design Framework is the only thing you need to achieve that. From today until the 20th of March 2014 our dear readers are entitled to claim a 25% discount on this fantastic product. Let’s take a closer look…



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  • Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

    A lot has been said about importance and possibilities of typography. Whether you are using it in a website design or a graphic design, it has always something to contribute. It is more than a simple instrument to display your content, taglines or headlines; it is a sort of visual art that enormously enhances aesthetics, laconically sets the tone of the website, greatly supports the chosen style and naturally adds a note of personality.



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  • TemplateMonster: More Than 30,000 Templates For Your Next Web Project

    This name does stand for itself. TemplateMonster actually is a monster in terms of size and variety. More than 30,000 templates for various CM systems as well as plain HTML/CSS, Bootstrap or even Flash are available. It is impossible to not be able to find that one template you’ve always been looking for. More likely you’ll not find one but one dozen, leaving you spoilt for choice. No matter whether you prefer WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Shopify, Magento, Bootstrap, plain HTML, Wix or whatever. TemplateMonster has you covered. Let’s take a closer look at their offerings…



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  • Total Recall #3: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Icon Sets of 2013

    Welcome to the third and last part of our mini-series "Total Recall 2013". After having provided you with over 250 design resources from the fields of HTML/CSS themes, PSD website templates and professional GUI sets, we are back with a massive collection of the best icon sets last year had to offer. Almost 100 sets are here for you to explore. Icons have been popular at all times, yet have been gaining even more popularity with the rise of mobile devices. The tinier the screen gets, the more designers need to rely on comprehensible pictograms for navigation and other purposes. While everyone uses them, it is crucial to gather a wide variety in one’s own toolbox to avoid looking like the next web service one click away.



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  • Total Recall #2: The Ultimate Collection of the Best Free Pro GUI Sets of 2013

    In part one of our Total Recall series we featured an extensive collection of the best free website layout HTML/CSS themes and PSD templates from 2013, aimed to quickly and effectively give you a solid foundation for creating your own theme or website. However, not everyone can find a design that will fully meet his design requirements and satisfy customer’s preferences. So for those who prefer to construct their own interfaces brick by brick, we have prepared another comprehensive collection – even bigger than the last one. These more than 100 helpful toolkits can enormously contribute to your prototyping process, providing you with a broad range of basic components and integral widgets that adhere to the same style and coloring.



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  • IM FREE: Curated Collections of Free Commercial Use Photos No Designer Can Do Without

    Okay, this is new. At least that’s how I decided to apologize why I didn’t notice this service by IM-Creator earlier. Remember IM-Creator? The homepage builder equipped with templates made by freelance designers itself targets freelance designers and not the DIY thirteen year old son of the CEO’s golf mate. It was this same homepage builder that secretly (well almost…) introduced a new offering named IM FREE. IM FREE hosts curated collections with free, also commercially usable photos. And it contains quite a few gems…



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  • DesignerCandies: Brand-new Service Offers Free Design Resources in the Public Domain

    DesignerCandies is a five weeks old side-project maintained by designer Adam McIntyre. At the time of this writing, DesignerCandies hosts 25 freebies, suitable for both web and print design. Given the current pace, the collection grows by five freebies weekly. To date the focus lies on 3D renders, yet textures and brushes can also be found. The most interesting point: all the resources are released into the Public Domain, which means they are explicitly uncopyrighted and thus, free for each and every thinkable use case.



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