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  • Waypoints.io: Collaborative Tumblr for Your Projects

    Waypoints.io is a London based service aiming to help you with project management. They are currently in public beta, so for now accounts are free. We have taken a look at what to us looked like kind of Tumblr for projects. And you know, Tumblr’s developer will spend the rest of his life under palm trees, sipping caipirinha and getting off to the numbers on his bank accounts. Will this happen to the master mind behind Waypoints.io, too?



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  • LG 34UM95: World’s First 34-inch Display for Creative Professionals

    Wait. You say, the LG 34UM95 is actually not the world’s first 34-inch display? This is true. But it definitely is the world’s first 34-inch display for real creative professionals. Let me explain. It’s not only the size that matters here, it’s the resolution that’s the real game changer. The LG 34UM95 sports a mighty QHD resolution of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels. With a resolution like that, creative professionals might feel tempted to waive their two monitor configurations and go back to working without neck pain. Especially creative workers using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or those whose daily bread is the editing of audio and video, are certain to profit from the much larger width.



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  • Glyphter: New Free Service Helps You Build Your Custom Icon Font From Random SVGs In No Time

    Glyphter.com is one of those services that got me immediately. It is simple to use, it works absolutely flawlessly, it is nicely designed and it keeps all of its promises. It even is free. What more could we want? Read on and build your own custom icon font using any SVG you have at hand while waiting for the bus.



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  • Dribbbox: And Your Dribbble Profile Becomes a Website, Hosted on Your Own Space

    Many tools are simple. Only a few are simply good. Dribbbox, created by Belgian designer Benjamin De Cock is both. Benjamin designed a contemporary, responsive portfolio look, which automatically populates from any given Dribbble account you throw at it. While this is already great, even greater is that you can host the whole thing on your own webspace.



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  • Fast And Easy: Publ.com Brings Your Offline Content To The Web

    Your catalogue is ready, has been sent to the printery and waits to be turned into a physical product. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take the same data and turn it into a full-fledged online version of it? It’s a pity, you can’t. Instead you are likely to produce a PDF and offer it for download. Or you’ll omit to put the offline content online completely. Publ.com can serve this and other requirements easily, thus turning out to be a good alternative in many regards. The more so, as it is incredibly easy to convert offline to online with it.



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  • Improve Yourself: WriteFull Helps Writers Get Better

    A new app for Windows and Mac OS X helps writers improve their writing. As long as they are writing in English, that is. After having called it via its configurable keyboard shortcut, WriteFull sits in a small pop-over above your words, eager to help you find words, synonyms, correct phrases and more. In its free-to-use iteration, WriteFull uses the Google Books database. The app is available as a free download. All in all, we found that this is enough reason to take a closer look at it…



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  • Iconion: New Tool Converts Icon Fonts To Icon Files

    Icon fonts are the new craze lately. The advantages are clear. Instead of working with a load of files in different resolutions or large sprites to be controlled by CSS, we simply embed a special font. This font contains all the needed icons. Each icon looks crisp no matter the resolution. Everybody’s happy. But in prototyping things are less nice. Of course you can get desktop font variants of most popular icon fonts, yet the handling is not so easy, nor is it to edit them. Iconion is a new free tool, that converts pictograms from icon fonts into files. You can even edit them…



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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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  • Pump up da Project: 5 Must-Have JavaScripts (March 2014 Edition)

    Great to see you liked the first iteration of "5 Must-Have JavaScripts". This is a foundation to build upon, so I decided to give you a fresh shot of must-have JavaScripts on a monthly basis. Today I dug up another 5 most recommendable specimen…



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  • A Snip-Snap: Background-Remover PhotoScissors For Half The Price (Win/Mac)

    Photos without background are popular because they can be used basically in every environment. If you leave the background transparent, they will even adjust to the coloring of your web project without further effort. Especially in (but not limited to) online shops, objects without backgrounds are the first choice to focus on the product itself. Of course can you go for the full service package Photoshop and fire up the giant. Besides having to shell quite a load of money, cutting out with Photoshop is not for the beginners. Thankfully, there’s a much easier, faster and cheaper solution.



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